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Topical antibiotics in acute bacterial conjunctivitis
  1. Ian Crawford, Clinical Research Fellow,
  2. Don Othoro, Senior House Officer


    A short cut review was carried out to establish whether there is any evidence to show if topical antibiotic therapy reduces time to remission in acute bacterial conjunctivitis. Altogether 1231 papers were found using the reported search, of which one presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of this paper are tabulated. A clinical bottom line is stated.

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