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

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Dr. Nancy Webb answered

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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.

Answered Nov 4, 2016

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Dr. Matthew Goren answered

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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.

Answered Jan 6, 2016

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