This activity is part of the Frankly Speaking with Dr. Frank Domino podcast series.

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Antibiotics for Infectious Conjunctivitis: Efficacy Is in the Eye of the Beholder - Frankly Speaking Ep 319Guest: Alan M. Ehrlich MD, FAAFP
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

In children, bacterial infections are a common cause of infectious conjunctivitis. But, like many clinicians, you may be uncertain about the efficacy of using antibiotic drops in these pediatric patients. Join us to get an evidence-based answer to the important question, “Are antibiotic drops needed in children with acute infectious conjunctivitis?”

Episode references and resource links: 

  • Honkila M, Koskela U, Kontiokari T, et al. Effect of Topical Antibiotics on Duration of Acute Infective Conjunctivitis in Children: A Randomized Clinical Trial and a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(10):e2234459. Published 2022 Oct 3.
     

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0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Release Date: 3/13/2023

Expiration Date: 3/13/2025

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the common causes of conjunctivitis in children and in adults
  • Summarize the effectiveness of antibiotic drops for treating children with acute infectious conjunctivitis
     

Faculty

Frank J. Domino, MD

Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health,
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

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Alan M. Ehrlich, MD, FAAFP

Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School,
Executive Editor, DynaMed 

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Frank J. Domino, MD: Has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 

Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFP: Has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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Antibiotics for Infectious Conjunctivitis: Efficacy Is in the Eye of the Beholder - Frankly Speaking Ep 319

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