When is inpatient treatment indicated for acute conjunctivitis (pink eye)?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Michael A Silverman, MD, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Patients with gonorrheal infections, neonates with infections, and patients who are immunocompromised should be admitted for administration of intravenous antibiotics.

For treatment guidelines, see the American Academy of Ophthalmology's guidelines. [2]


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