What are special concerns regarding treatment for bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye)?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: Karen K Yeung, OD, FAAO; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Be aware of drug alerts, such as the Fusarium keratitis outbreak related to ReNu with MoistureLoc (Bausch & Lomb) in 2006 and the Acanthamoeba keratitis outbreak in 2003-2006 related to Complete Moisture Plus (AMO). [22]

Also of special concern is trachoma, a devastating disease common in third-world countries characterized by chronic infection during youth and potentially blinding corneal and conjunctival scarring in mid-life. Although acute hospitalization is uncommon for trachoma, hospital-based preventive lid surgeries are central to trachoma management paradigms. See Trachoma.


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