Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Do topical antibiotics benefit infectious conjunctivitis?

Nonvenereal infectious conjunctivitis is self-limited^ with very low rates of complications. Topical antibiotics^ compared to placebo^ will lead to the resolution of symptoms in an additional -1 in 12 patients at -7 days. Delayed prescriptions (for three days) reduce overall antibiotic use with similar outcomes.

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Publication Date: 2016-7-18
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 16:10:04