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How long will it take for garamycin (gentamicin) ophtmalic drops to clear up an eye infection?
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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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