A 44-year-old member asked:
What do the eye doctors put in the drops they gave me?
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Pediatrics 56 years experience
Local anesthesia: To examine your eyes pain-free, anesthetic eye drops are instilled in the eye to perform a more detailed exam of the cornea and to measure eye pressure. If the ophthalmologist needs a complete view of the inside of the eye, another eye drop will be instilled in the eye to keep your pupils well dilated.
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Last updated Oct 23, 2017
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