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How do physicians treat a minor eye infection?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology

In brief: Drops

Most eye infections will get better on their own within 5-7 days.
If it needs treatment, a minor infection will respond to artificial tears and antibiotic drops.

In brief: Drops

Most eye infections will get better on their own within 5-7 days.
If it needs treatment, a minor infection will respond to artificial tears and antibiotic drops.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology

In brief: Observation

With minimally symptomatic conjunctivitis, most cases resolve spontaneously without sequelae within a week so we recommend artificial tears for comfort and observation for worsening.
Many eye infections are caused by viruses and simply need to run their course - like adenovirus. Some, like herpes need anti-virals. True bacterial conjunctivitis is treated with antibiotics.

In brief: Observation

With minimally symptomatic conjunctivitis, most cases resolve spontaneously without sequelae within a week so we recommend artificial tears for comfort and observation for worsening.
Many eye infections are caused by viruses and simply need to run their course - like adenovirus. Some, like herpes need anti-virals. True bacterial conjunctivitis is treated with antibiotics.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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