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Can I use Ciplox eye drops for redness and discharge in my baby's eye ?

my 5 month baby s eye are red and there is some discharge , we believe she might have poked her eye , is it safe to use Ciplox eye drops ?
Asked On : Wed, 22 Feb 2012
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Redness and discharge from eyes can be due to eye infections (conjunctivitis)viral or bacterial or injury (if history is suggestive).
In any case it is advisable to use eye drops prescribed by an ophthalmologist or pediatrician after thorugh examination and confirmation of diagnosis of the patient.
Ciplox eye drops 1 drop twice daily can be considered safe in children suffering from bacterial conjunctivitis, and in injury or viral infections too as a preventive measure.
However if there is any infection or injury to cornea (the central dark part of eyes) i.e keratitis then prompt consultation with ophthalmologist is necessary before any drops are prevent spread of infection to internal eyeball.
Hence it is advisable to consult your doctor and avoid self medication to be on the safer side.
Also any preused eyedrops stored in refrigerator should not be used in children.
The doctor may also precribe other eyedrops like olopatadine, moisol etc for relief of pain , itching , swelling if needed as per the findings on examination.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Wed, 22 Feb 2012
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