June 27, 2017

Nearly 60% of Pinkeye Patients Receive Antibiotic Eye Drops, But They're Seldom Necessary

A new study by resident physician Nakul Shekhawat, MD, MPH, and ophthalmologist Joshua Stein, MD, suggests filling antibiotic prescriptions for acute conjunctivitis seems to be driven more by sociodemographic factors and type of provider diagnosing the patient than by medical indication.