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Can gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution usp be used for a stye?

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Dr. Nancy Webb
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48 years experience
Yes: Yes, it can. Sometimes a stye turns into a chalazion, which is a nontender accumulation of oil in the lid. Sometimes a chalazion will gradually resolve, and sometimes they need to have a surgical drainage to resolve.
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Dr. Matthew Goren
33 years experience
No,: A stye is not an infection. It is a plugged oil gland in the eye lid. Gentamicin is an antibiotic and will do nothing to treat it. Use warm compresses for 5 minutes frequently during the day instead.
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