Chapter 23 Conjunctivitis Q&A (1 of 10) Sample Questions
1. A pharmacist is counseling the mother of a 6-year-old patient diagnosed with conjunctivitis after dropping off a prescription of Tobramycin eye drops. Which of the following is an appropriate counseling tip by the pharmacist for the kid’s mother before administering the prescribed eye drops?
- A. If the eye is clear from any redness or edema, the eye drops should be withheld.
- B. The mother should place the drop on the eyelid in the inner corner of the eye (put the eye drop in pouch of lower lid), then have the child open his eye.
- C. The mother should avoid pressing on the side of the bridge of the nose with her thumb and index finger after instilling the eye drops.
- D. The mother should shake the eye drops bottle before using it.
Tips: Most surgeons prescribe Tobramycin + Dexamethasone. Combination improves adherence. Alternative Ciprofloxacin + Dexamethasone can be used.