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Do antibiotics really treat bacterial eye infections?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Yes, antibiotics can and do effectively treat bacterial eye infections. Using antibiotic eye drops or creams kills the harmful bacteria in the affected eye. Typically, these antibiotic treatments should be applied for one to one-and-a-half weeks, up to four times a day.

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