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Dr. Dan B.
Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist
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Experience:  Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology
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I just realized weve been putting ofloxacin otic solution

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I just realized we've been putting ofloxacin otic solution (0.3%) in my son's eyes for pink eye on accident for two days. I was thinking it was the pink eye drops and just realized my mistake. I am terrified I have hurt his eyes/vision. He seems fine and says he can see fine. What should I do?

Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. This happens a lot more frequently than you might think. Chances are his eyes are going to be just fine. You might consider using some artificial tears two-three times per day in that eye over the next few days. But if his eyes arent red, it is not painful, and he's not having any complaints then he's likely going to be just fine. Does that make sense?
Customer: Yes, thank you! XXXXX realized what we were doing, I rinsed his eyes with some artificial tears right away. So scary! Should I use the correct rx eye drops for the pinkeye or just wait?
Doctor DanB : I would go ahead and start using the correct eyedrops. If you're using the eyedrops and he does not seem to be getting better or you have further questions about how long to continue these drops, then I would just call the doctor that prescribed them. Do you have any other questions about this?
Customer: No, that is great. Thank you so much!
Doctor DanB : My pleasure. Good luck. Your feedback is important to me and will help me improve my encounter with future customers. Please rate your encounter with me by providing positive feedback (by pressing the smiley face); any bonus you may feel prompted to provide would be welcomed and is appreciated. If you feel like your concerns are not resolved or you have a problem or issue with anything I have said or haven’t said, please don’t issue a negative feedback rating—My goal is your satisfaction and I would rather work together to solve your concerns, until you are satisfied, than have you leave our encounter unhappy and unsatisfied. My opinion is solely informative and does not constitute a formal medical opinion or recommendation. For a formal medical opinion and/or recommendation you must see an eye doctor. Thanks for your inquiry!
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