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can gentamycin be used for a stye in the eye?

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Dr. Olivia Liao
31 years experience Ophthalmology
It is possible: Although early on, a stye can be managed without it. (warm compresses at least 2-3 times a day) if it persists more than 2 weeks, see your eye md. Good luck!
Answered on Sep 16, 2013

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