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Eye Bacteria— Not as Gross as it Sounds

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Nov 27, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 12:56

Guest: Anthony St. Leger, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Your kid gets pink eye. You keep him home from school and alert the parents of his friends to be on the lookout. And you get antibiotic drops from the doctor to clear up the infection. That’s the standard treatment. But most pink eye cases are viral, so antibiotics won’t help. Worse, they may be wiping out “good bacteria” on the eye. (Originally aired: 8/6/19)