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To use eyedrops,
tilt your head back, and pull the lower eyelid down with one or two fingers to
create a pouch. Gently squeeze the dropper to put a drop in the pouch.
Close the eye for 30 to 60 seconds to let the drop absorb. If you are putting more than 1 drop in your eye, wait at least 5 minutes between eyedrops.
For younger children, have the child lie down with the eyes
closed. Place an eyedrop in the inner corner of the eye. When the eye opens,
the drop will run in.
Take these safety precautions when using eyedrops:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerChristopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
Current as ofMay 23, 2016
Current as of:
May 23, 2016
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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