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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Garamycin (Definition)

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Which one is better to prevent secondary infection, while recovering from HSV in the eye. Gentamicin Sulfate or Ciprofloxacin HCL?

Which one is better to prevent secondary infection, while recovering from HSV in the eye. Gentamicin Sulfate or Ciprofloxacin HCL?

Either drop is good: Both Gentimycin and Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxicin are pretty good antibiotics against the common bapathogens around the eye that cause secondary infections. Gentimycin is a little more toxic to the cornea than the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) but probably has fewer resistant bacteria because we dont use it much anymore. I still use gentimycin after all routine cataract surgeries and after 25 years and over 20,000 ops - no infections ...Read more

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How long will it take garamycin (gentamicin) ophtmalic drops for an eye infection?

How long will it take garamycin (gentamicin) ophtmalic drops for an eye infection?

Depends: If your eye is infected with a susceptible bacterium, then the response will be rapid and you should notice improvent in 2-4 days. If you have the far more common viral infection, then the garamycin (gentamicin) will be irrelevant and the virus will run its usual course of 3-10 days. ...Read more

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How long will it take for garamycin (gentamicin) ophtmalic drops to clear up an eye infection?

A week or less: Garamycin (gentamicin) is not used much by ophthalmologists any longer for "pinkeye", or conjunctivitis. Nevertheless, it is a reasonable choice for straightforward bacterial conjunctivitis. If the signs of infection, i.e. Redness, tearing, discharge, matted eyelid, etc. Are not resolved within a week the affected person should see an ophthalmologist as a stronger medication may be required. ...Read more

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Does gentamicin eye drops help a sty?

Does gentamicin eye drops help a sty?

No: Eye drops and ointments have little, if any, affect on a sty. Treat a sty by using a warm compress 3-4 times per day. Antibiotics are usually not needed. If it fails to get better in 1-2 weeks, see an ophthalmologist for further treatment options. ...Read more

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What is effect of gentamicin eye drops on kidneys?

What is effect of gentamicin eye drops on kidneys?

Little to none: Though eye drops do get absorbed into the circulation, i can't imagine that a high enough concentration of gentamicin got into your bloodstream to damage your kidneys. If you are concerned, blood testing can assess your kidney function. ...Read more

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Can eye drops take long to become absorbed in the eye?

Can eye drops take long to become absorbed in the eye?

3-5 minutes: About 92% absorption in 3 minutes and up to 98% in 5 minutes. For medicine drops, it's recommended to close the eyelids and let it soak in for 3-5 minutes to get the maximum effect. ...Read more

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Gentamicin (Definition)

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