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Ciprodex for pink eye?

My general practioner gave me some Ciprodex samples for pink eye. I used them for several days and just now reading the drug information which states they're not approved for use in the eye. I should have read the drug information before using them, but I assumed they were eye drops. Could they cause any problems/damage to my eyes? Should I be concerned or follow-up with my eye doctor?
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284078 tn?1282616698
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My understanding is that ciprodex is an ear drop so you definitely need to stop using it in the eye. It may have a different pH than eye drops and might cause significant irritation - but not usually a major problem.    Please have your doctor make you an appointment with an ophthalmologist and explain to the primary care docor that the ciprodex drops are not for the eye.

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