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Clinical Pearl Wednesday #108

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Have a patient with bacterial conjunctivitis? Then you need to ensure you ask them if they wear contacts or not.

This question is critically important as individuals with contacts are more prone to having Pseudomonas associated conjunctivitis which could lead to some nasty corneal ulcerations and other serious problems!

Treat individuals who wear contacts that present with conjunctivitis with either a fluoroquinolone or tobramycin drops. Personally, my go to is tobramycin as it is cheap and effective.

Oh, and don’t forget to tell the patients to trash the contact lenses, the contact lenses case, the solution and not to wear contacts for at least 7-10 days after starting treatment!

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