Many eye problems are treated with
eyedrops or eye ointments, and sometimes with both.
Even though drops and ointments are
widely used, many people don't know the best way to put them in. But with a
little preparation, you can comfortably and easily put drops or ointment in
your eyes or someone else's.
- Eyedrops and eye ointments can deliver medicine
directly to your eyes, keep your eyes moist, and help with redness, itching,
- It is important to be sure the dropper or tube is
clean. Do not let it touch the eye, eyelid, lashes, or any surface. This will
keep it free from bacteria.
- Do not use more drops or ointment than
If you have questions about this information, take it
with you when you visit your doctor. You may want to mark areas or make notes
in the margins where you have questions.