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Anon_4527 posted:
this question is perhaps a bit off topic, but please respond if possible.

My darling baby gave me a case of pinkeye (in the left eye). I was prescribed Gentamicin .3% eye drops. I was instructed to apply 1-2 drops every 2-4 hours for seven days. By day 4, I had run out. I was clearly applying too many drops at once (perhaps 3-4 drops each time). The doctor did honor a refill but mentioned she was concerned I had gone through the whole bottle so quickly. But quite honestly I never felt like the drops were getting in there completely (so I used more than suggested). Could I have done damage to my eye? My pinkeye is clearing and I don't notice any stinging or pain (other than a bit of discomfort that accompanies the pinkeye). Thank you.
tlkittycat1968 responded:
The drug is an antibiotic so you should be fine. I did a search on WebMD and there wasn't anything about using too much. More than likely, any extra drops drained from your eye.

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