• What is the treatment of an MRSA infection of the eye due to pink eye?


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    What is the treatment of an MRSA infection of the eye due to pink eye?


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    Almost all pink eye in adults is due to a viral infection. Bacterial infections of the surface of the eye are very uncommon in adults and usually are caused by trauma, surgery or a breakdown in the immune system. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection would be likely to show up only if one of these things has happened, and the individual already has MRSA present in one of the nasal sinuses. If the MRSA was proven to be present in the eye, one of the anti-MRSA antibiotics would be chosen by the ophthalmologist to apply to the eye. These can get rid of almost any bacterial infection including MRSA. Your ophthalmologist can determine if MRSA is present.


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