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What is Tobradex eye ointment?

Tobradex eye ointment is a combination of two medications in an ointment that is applied directly to the eye to treat bacterial infection and the associated inflammation. The names of the active ingredients are tobramycin, an antibiotic, and dexamethasone, a steroid. Tobramycin kills susceptible bacteria that cause the infection. Dexamethasone reduces the swelling and discomfort that can be associated with the infection.

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