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I was exposed to pink eye at work! should I use the zymar drops for my lasik surgery?

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Dr. John Odette
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

I would consult with your ophthalmologist prior to using a medication for something other than its prescribed use.
Also, prophylactic use of antibiotics can contribute to antibiotic resistance.

In brief: No

I would consult with your ophthalmologist prior to using a medication for something other than its prescribed use.
Also, prophylactic use of antibiotics can contribute to antibiotic resistance.
Dr. John Odette
Dr. John Odette
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Pink eye

The pink eye is likely viral so the zymar will not prevent you from developing it.
It will not hurt anything though.

In brief: Pink eye

The pink eye is likely viral so the zymar will not prevent you from developing it.
It will not hurt anything though.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Federico Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Get seen

Zymar is an antibiotic active against bacteria.
"pink eye" classically describes a viral infection, for which zymar is not indicated. An eye exam can determine if it is viral, bacterial, or even something else.

In brief: Get seen

Zymar is an antibiotic active against bacteria.
"pink eye" classically describes a viral infection, for which zymar is not indicated. An eye exam can determine if it is viral, bacterial, or even something else.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
Dr. Federico Mattioli
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Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology

In brief: No

Because pink eye is usually caused by a virus antibiotics do not help with the treatment or preventing the disease.
The best way to prevent contact is practice good hand washing.

In brief: No

Because pink eye is usually caused by a virus antibiotics do not help with the treatment or preventing the disease.
The best way to prevent contact is practice good hand washing.
Dr. David Sachs
Dr. David Sachs
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