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International Journal of Advanced Research in Medicine

2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part B

Assessment of short-term bactericidal potential of a steroid-antibiotic combination versus steroid in the treatment of conjunctivitis


Author(s): Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Dr. Sharat Kumar, Dr. Eshani and Dr. Sumit Singh Chauhan

Abstract: Background: Acute and chronic superficial ocular inflammation of bacterial origin is a common problem characterized by irritation, itching, and burning of the eyelids. The present study was conducted to assess short-term bactericidal potential of a steroid-antibiotic combination versus steroid in the treatment of conjunctivitis.
Materials & Methods: 68 patients of conjunctivitis of both genders were divided into 2 groups of 34 each. Group I patients were given combination of neomycin sulphate 3500 lU/mL, polymyxin-B sulphate 6000 lU/mL with dexamethasone 0.1% and group II were given 0.1% dexamethasone. The symptoms evaluated included foreign body sensation, lacrimation, photophobia, and itching.
Materials & Methods: 68 patients of conjunctivitis of both genders were divided into 2 groups of 34 each. Group I patients were given combination of neomycin sulphate 3500 lU/mL, polymyxin-B sulphate 6000 lU/mL with dexamethasone 0.1% and group II were given 0.1% dexamethasone. The symptoms evaluated included foreign body sensation, lacrimation, photophobia, and itching.
Conclusion: Use of a fixed dose combination steroid-antibiotic product was more effective for bacterial control and therapeutic efficacy in the treatment of conjunctivitis.


DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2021.v3.i2b.221

Pages: 88-90 | Views: 67 | Downloads: 26

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Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Dr. Sharat Kumar, Dr. Eshani, Dr. Sumit Singh Chauhan. Assessment of short-term bactericidal potential of a steroid-antibiotic combination versus steroid in the treatment of conjunctivitis. Int J Adv Res Med 2021;3(2):88-90. DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2021.v3.i2b.221
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