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What causes the eyelashes to shed?

Why are my eyelashes falling out is it due to a bacterial conjunctivitis? I have green discharge and have been put on eye drops called trimethoprim/polymyxin b it hasn t helped at all now put on tobramycin drops. Help will it cure my eye infection and stop my eyelashes from falling out, since i have to wait until october to see ophthalmologist. Thank you
Tue, 14 Aug 2018
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Hello and welcome to 'Ask me Doctor' service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

If both of above mentioned antibiotics are not working than try Gatifloxacin eye ointment application twice daily. Wash eye frequently. Use separate towels and napkin. If require start oral Amoxicilin 8 hourly with physicians advice.

Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Regards,
Dr. Hiren Hirpara
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What causes the eyelashes to shed?

Hello and welcome to Ask me Doctor service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. If both of above mentioned antibiotics are not working than try Gatifloxacin eye ointment application twice daily. Wash eye frequently. Use separate towels and napkin. If require start oral Amoxicilin 8 hourly with physicians advice. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Hiren Hirpara