Chapter 23 Conjunctivitis Q&A (1 of 10) Sample Questions
1. KL a 20 year old male patient presents to his family physician with red and painful eyes. He further reported of itch in his eyes with yellow purulent discharge that crusts in the morning. The doctor noted patient’s edema of his lid and he obtained a sample of the discharge with a cotton swab for culture and sensitivity test. The isolated pathogen found was Pseudomonas. The best eye drops his doctor should prescribe is:
- A. Dexamethasone
- B. Tobramycin + Dexamethasone
- C. Ciprofloxacin eye drops
- D. Ciprofloxacin oral
Tips: Ciprofloxacin is the most effective against Pseudomonas infections.
Most surgeons prescribe tobramycin + Dexamethasone. Combination improves adherence. Alternative Cipro+ Dexamethasone can be used.