Ciprofloxacin eye drops are used to treat a variety of different eye infections. The drops are administered directly into the eyes, which allows them to target the source of the bacterial infection, such as those that cause conjunctivitis, blepharitis, and styes. Each of these infections can be caused by a variety of different bacteria or by other irritants. Ciprofloxacin is only effective against infections caused by bacteria. Ciprofloxacin eye drops deliver antibiotic medication to the source of the infection. They may be given if an infection is localized only in the eyes or as a secondary treatment for a bacterial infection that affects more than one part of the body. The medication can treat a number of different types of bacteria but cannot be used to treat viral infections or eye irritation caused by damage or exposure to irritants.
Ciprofloxacin eye drops and ointment are used to treat bacterial eye infections. They work by helping to kill the bacteria which are causing the infection.Eye infections are a common cause of conjunctivitis. In conjunctivitis, your eye becomes inflamed, feels gritty, and may water more than usual. The white of your eye may look red, and your eyelids may become swollen and stuck together with a discharge when you wake up in the morning. Only one eye may be infected to begin with, but it often spreads to both eyes. Most cases of infective conjunctivitis clear within a week or so without treatment. For more severe infections, or for infections which do not clear on their own, an antibiotic eye drop such as ciprofloxacin is used.Ciprofloxacin is also prescribed to treat corneal ulcers, which is when an ulcer forms on the delicate layer covering the surface of your eye.
Ciprofloxacin drops are used for treating eye infections caused by certain bacteria. Ciprofloxacin drops are a quinolone antibiotic. It works by killing sensitive bacteria by stopping the production of essential proteins needed by the bacteria to survive. Do NOT use ciprofloxacin drops if you are allergic to any ingredient in ciprofloxacin drops or any other fluoroquinolone antibiotic (eg, levofloxacin).Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.