Can I treat Iritis with sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution usp, 10% drops?
Gender: femaleAge: 37
using sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution usp, 10% but only one drop at night. Should I continue to use this product for my eye condition, of what I beleive is iritis, and if so should I increase the dosage? I just started using this a day ago.
Dear Wanda,Sulfacetamide is an antibacterial preparation used to treat bacterial infections of the surface of the eye. Iritis is an inflammatory condition in which structures inside the eye become inflamed. Commonly, this inflammation occurs for reasons that cannot be determined (we could call this primary or idiopathic iritis).Sometimes, iritis can be secondary to another cause, which may be an infection (eg with Herpes simplex virus), or recent eye trauma. Iritis can also occur after eye surgery.The treatment of iritis is:
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