Topical antibiotics for acute bacterial conjunctivitis: a systematic review.

@article{Sheikh2000TopicalAF,
  title={Topical antibiotics for acute bacterial conjunctivitis: a systematic review.},
  author={Aziz Sheikh and BrianS. Hurwitz},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={2000},
  volume={51 467},
  pages={
          473-7
        }
}
There has been uncertainty about whether antibiotic therapy confers significant benefit in the treatment of acute bacterial conjunctivitis. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of antibiotic therapy in the management of acute bacterial conjunctivitis. Using standard Cochrane search methods, we identified double-blind randomised controlled trials in which any form of antibiotic treatment (topical, systemic or combination) had been compared with placebo in the management of acute bacterial… CONTINUE READING

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