What is the role of steroids in the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye)?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: Karen K Yeung, OD, FAAO; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Steroid use in combination with antibiotics is controversial, and results are mixed in terms of decreasing corneal scarring. [24, 25] Unfortunately, steroids may slow the rate of healing, increase the risk of corneal melting, and increase the risk of elevated IOP.

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