Cindy Hutnik1, Mohammad H Mohammad-Shahi2
1Ivey Eye Institute, St Joseph Healthcare, London, Ontario; 2Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Clinical question: What is the best treatment for bacterial conjunctivitis?
Results: Topical antibiotics expedite recovery from bacterial conjunctivitis. The choice of antibiotic usually does not affect outcome.
Implementation: Recognition of key distinguishing features of bacterial conjunctivitis
• Pitfalls that can be recognized in the history and physical examination
• Choice of antibiotic
• When to refer for specialist treatment.
Keywords: bacterial conjunctivitis, topical antibiotics
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