Don’t let pink eye give you the stink eye

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Don’t let pink eye give you the stink eye

Carmen Pope

Pink eye

YOU ARE APPROACHED by a man in his 30s who asks for “some of those bacterial eye drops you get from a pharmacist”. You ask him what symptoms he has, and he says he has really red, sore, itchy eyes that water all the time, and he’s been sneezing a bit lately.

One of the most challenging areas to navigate if you are new to working in a pharmacy is arguably the shelves dedicated to eye conditions – rows upon
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