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What is gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic ointment?

Gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic ointment is a formulation of the active ingredient gentamicin, that is designed for application to the eye. It is used to treat infections of the eye or eyelid caused by susceptible bacteria. It also may be used to prevent infections after eye surgery or injury. Gentamicin ophthalmic ointment belongs to the aminoglycoside antibiotic family. It works by killing the susceptible bacteria.

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