Got swollen red eyes w light sens & tears. Stopped wearing contacts, an eye doc. Prescribed tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) st. A day of drops helped but still sensitive.

Overwear syndrome. Sounds like you had a keratitis possibly from hypoxia due to overwear of your contact lenses. As long as your eye doctor ruled out a corneal ulcer your eyes will gradually recover. You may want to return to your physician to re-evaluate your present contact lens material and fit to avoid a recurrence. You may also want to be evaluated for dry eye which can decrease the contact lens performance.

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I had an eye infection, and my ophthalmologist prescribed both tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) drops (both eyes) and ointment (affected eye). Is that an overkill?

Eye antibiotics. Your doctor prescribed 2 antibiotics for a reason, and would not have prescribed them if not necessary. I advise you to follow your doctor's instructions, especially with your history of high iop. If you are still concerned about the combination of the 2 antibiotics, call your doctor. Read more...
Must have been. Severe. Infections usually only need drops. Ointment is ok at night time but blurs the vision. Read more...
Probably not. Eyedrops are in liquid and are effective for 1-2 hours until your natural tear flow removes them. Ointment is a nice adjunct for nighttime use as it coats the eye for many hours and therefore is effective while you sleep and do not have to awaken at 3 am to put in another eyedrop. Read more...