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Effect of Topical Antibiotics on Duration of Acute Infective Conjunctivitis in Children | JAMA Network Open, Original Investigation

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About The Study: In this randomized clinical trial and systematic review and meta-analysis, the use of antibiotic eye drops was associated with significantly shorter durations of symptoms in children with conjunctivitis, often called pink eye.

Authors: Minna Honkila, M.D., Ph.D., of Oulu University Hospital in Oulu, Finland, is the corresponding author.



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