What is the protocol for discharging patients with acute conjunctivitis (pink eye) from the emergency department (ED)?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Michael A Silverman, MD, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Prescribe one of the previously mentioned antibiotics for discharged patients. For copious ocular secretions, patients may use frequent saline irrigation or artificial tears. Avoid eye patching.


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