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Question:
Is Tobrex a good first-line antibiotic for conjunctivitis?

Answer:
Most conjunctivitis is due to viral disease, which will not respond to any antibiotic. Tobrex is a good, broad spectrum antibiotic which can be used to prevent secondary infection of the eye if that is a concern. For that purpose it is a good first line antibiotic since it is inexpensive and the production of resistant organisms is less of a serious problem than using more powerful antibiotics for this purpose.

Answered by: Richard Bensinger, MD Dr. Richard Bensinger

Categories: General Eye Health

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Answered: Oct 15, 2013

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