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Can physicians treat conjunctivitis without using an ointment?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: It is possible
Depending on the origin of the condition, artificial tears, antibiotic eye drops and oral medications can be used to treat eye inflammation and infection.
Ointments provide relief by lubricating the eye at the same time as medicating it. But they blur vision. Ask your doctor about other options such as those above.

In brief: It is possible
Depending on the origin of the condition, artificial tears, antibiotic eye drops and oral medications can be used to treat eye inflammation and infection.
Ointments provide relief by lubricating the eye at the same time as medicating it. But they blur vision. Ask your doctor about other options such as those above.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
In brief: Yes
Some conjunctivitis may be treated with eyedrops, not ointment.

In brief: Yes
Some conjunctivitis may be treated with eyedrops, not ointment.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu
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