Is neosporin ophthalmic solution a treatment for pink eye?

Usually not. Most pink eye is due to virus and neosporin, an excellent anti-bacterial, will have no effect on classic pink eye. Your ophthalmologist can recommend the best solution for you.

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Is neosporin ophthalmic solution for pink eye?

Yes,but. It is often used for this purpose.Many physicians prefer other choices as some patients are allergic to one of the components of the medication. Read more...
A/W Dr. Ferguson. Due to potential to develop allergy - Neosporin might not be recommended. Read more...

Are tetracaine hydrochloide eye drops helpful in the treatment for pink eye?

No. Tetracaine is a powerful anesthetic agent that should not used except by qualified medical professionals. If you have a bottle, throw it away. It is dangerous to use this medication. Read more...
No. Tetracaine will only numb the eye. This can potentially obscure an underlying problem. Read more...

Any natural treatment for pink eye? I have been using refresh eye drops.

"Pink . "pink eye" if due to infection typically will clear on its own with little treatment. If bacterial in origin, antibiotic drops (not natural) can help in clear more quickly. If viral (ofen caused by the common cold virus), it can often take a week or two to clear and antibiotic drops will do little. "pink eye" can also be caused by allergens this time of year - avoiding the allergens can help. There many other causes that can make eyes red. If you think your condition is caused by an infection (others around you with pink eye or you have a cold) or it is worsening, i would arrange for evaluation by an eye doctor. Read more...
"Pink . "pink eye" is a generic term used for viral infections of the eye. Typically it is self-limiting but highly contagious. In the most common presentation if left untreated it will resolve by itself. So as far as natural treatments for pink eye, i would only recommend artificial tears or saline solution to rinse or debulk the viral load. However, if the condition worsens then it is best to discontinue all drops and seek the advise of your doctor. You never want to miss a possible bacterial infection that would require antibiotics! Read more...
The . The term "pink eye" is a layman's term for a viral conjunctivitis. It is an infection of the conjunctiva (the white part of the eye) by a virus. This results in the eye appearing mildly red thus the term pink eye. The doctor will need a slit lamp (microscope for the eye) to come up with the diagnosis. It is highly contagious, thus frequent hand washing is encouraged. Because it is caused by a virus, antibiotics are not effective. Antibiotics are sometimes prescribed as a prophylaxis against possible bacterial over infection (occurs ~50% of time in children, less often in adults). Fortunately, it will resolve on its own in 2 ~ 3 weeks similar to a common cold (also caused by virus). The treatment is also similar to a common cold and we treat the symptoms. Refresh eye drops will cause some relief from the irritation in the eye. Now, there are many other conditions that can mimick a pink eye. They can range from a benign condtion such as allergies or more serious condition such as a bacterial or fungal infection. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to make sure that it is only a pink eye. Read more...