Many docs already use it, despite absence of FDA approval.

Many eye doctors reportedly have used Betadine for years to treat pink eye, but the pre-surgical solution has never been FDA-approved for that purpose. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will seek a National Institutes of Health grant to test the Betadine pink eye treatment under laboratory conditions. At least one member of the team expects positive results: “I have used Betadine as a treatment for years and have seen complete resolution within 24 to 48 hours,” says Tammy Than, an associate professor in the School of Optometry.

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