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    Condition: Other
    8/1/2016 1:44:45 AM

    Reviewer: Bella, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    had about 3-4 STYES on my lower lids which were not healing up (they usually heal within about 1-2 weeks). I had had them for about 2-3 months. So, the doctor prescribed Tobradex ointment. I went through the vial, and my eyes cleared up. But, 2 months later, the issue returned. I was again prescribed Tobradex, but two of the styes did not heal 100%. Another 2 months later, there were addit ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Other
    8/28/2015 10:43:30 AM

    Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Just had an eye biopsy done on two parts of my eye. I have stitches inside my eye and on part of my eyelid. I was given this ointment to put on it, twice a day. I have to say - ease of use hasn't been great. I'm supposed to drip this into my eye but half the time it just ends up on my face and eyelashes instead. My eye is sore and feels weird from the biopsy, and I guess this stuff kind ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Other
    2/10/2014 1:46:59 PM

    Reviewer: Ron, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    On a few occasions my Doctor has prescribed this for use in my ears when a oral antibiotic is not effective. It will penetrate into your inner ear and kill bacteria that are anaerobic. I live in an area with very bad air and am susceptible to allergies and ear infections a few times a year, especially if I get a cold. This always clears it up within 2-3 days. If I feel even a hint of my ears start ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Other
    12/30/2010 12:07:01 AM

    Reviewer: asdfasdf1, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Can someone please comment on the effectiveness of this for severe cases of otitis externa (swimmer's ear)? It's been prescribed to me - off label of course since it's not approved for use in the ears - and I'm a little concerned. Has anyone experienced hearing loss? As with everything else there is conflicting information online. I do not want to cause any further damage to my hea ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Other
    11/2/2010 7:08:16 PM

    Reviewer: Jem, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I use this med for iritis flare ups. It helps with the extreme pain and light sensitivity very quickly.

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