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How do you put ointment in eyes without contaminating?

How do you put ointment in eyes without contaminating?

Cotton swab: I advise patients to gently squeeze a very small amount of the ointment on the tip of a clean cotton swab and then use the swab to apply the ointment to the eyes. This is a little trickier if you are administering the ointment to an infant or small child, but you can still pull the lower eyelid down and away from the eye to avoid poking the eye with the cotton swab. ...Read more

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How do you put on contacts without breaking them in half?

How do you put on contacts without breaking them in half?

Be gentle.: Today's soft contact lenses are thinner and more apt to break if mishandled. They are manufactured this way to permit more oxygen permeability to the cornea resulting in greater comfort with their use. The lenses really should not be breaking when they are placed in your eye. You are likely being a little rough on them. Ask your eye doctor to reinstruct you on their proper insertion and removal. ...Read more

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How do you apply eye drops to your eyes without missing?

How do you apply eye drops to your eyes without missing?

This is how:: Lean your head back. Pull hard on your lower lid. Look up. Put bottle over eye and squeeze it. Practice makes perfect. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait to put on contacts after using visine "red eye" eye drops? Do you wait at all?

No.: For the most part, I do not recommend visine "red eye" drops. If one abuses these drops by using them too frequently, they actually get the "red in" instead of getting the "red out." however, for this particular drop there is no need to wait. If you want to be safe, as a matter of course you can use 10 minutes as a safe guide to how long you should wait after placing any sort of drop in your eye. ...Read more

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Do you have any tips to make putting in my contacts easier with eye makeup?

Do you have any tips to make putting in my contacts easier with eye makeup?

Yes: Using freshly washed hands (with soap and water, not alcohol-based hand gel), put in your contact lenses normally, then apply your make-up. We recommend hypoallergenic make-up such as almay or clinique. If you continue to have problems, please see your eye doctor and have a great day! ...Read more

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How do you make sure hands are clean when putting in contacts?

How do you make sure hands are clean when putting in contacts?

Wash and rinse: Wash the hands thoroughly with soap and warm water. Rinse very well. Don't dry the hands with paper or cloth towels...To avoid getting particles on the lenses. Rinse the lenses with contact lens solution before inserting. ...Read more

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How can you put little pieces of plastic in your eye when you get contact lenses?

How can you put little pieces of plastic in your eye when you get contact lenses?

Practicemakesperfect: I think most will agree that the thought of putting something on your eyeball is a little strange and hard to wrap your head around initially. With proper instruction and practice though you'll get the hang of it in no time. Be sure your optometrist shows you the right way to put them in and take them out. ...Read more

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How do I clean my eyelids? I've been told I have blepharitis and that cleaning my eye lids will help this. - how does one clean their eyelids? - which part of the eyelids am i trying to clean? - how do you clean your eyelids without getting soap in your e

How do I clean my eyelids? I've been told I have blepharitis and that cleaning my eye lids will help this.
- how does one clean their eyelids?
- which part of the eyelids am i trying to clean?
- how do you clean your eyelids without getting soap in your e

Blepharitis : Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelid margins. This often looks like "dandruff" at the base of the eyelashes when examined with high magnification. Removing this "dandruff" with eyelid scrubs will improve the blepharitis. Using your index finger, you can gently scrub the base of the eyelashes. Commercially-available lid-scrub pads, such as those made by ocusoft, have a mild detergent that cleans well. An alternative is to mix your own detergent with one part baby shampoo diluted with 20 parts water. Once you have scrubbed your eyelids, rinse them well with water. If you get the mild detergent in your eye, it does not sting like soap does. ...Read more

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Ophthalmologist prescribed desonide cream .05% to rub on eyelids, (allegeric conjunctivitis)...how do I do that without getting it in the eye?

Ophthalmologist prescribed desonide cream .05% to rub on eyelids, (allegeric conjunctivitis)...how do I do that without getting it in the eye?

Wrong question: Conjunctivitis refers to inflammation of the membranes inside the eyelids + around the eyeball. This steroid cream is applied to the skin for dermatitis. Calcineurin inhibitor such as tacrolimus ointment is preferred for eyelids. It is more effective and safer. But conjunctivitis requires medication applied INSIDE the eyelid or on the eyeball. There are different products made for this applicati ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What harm to the preservatives in dry eye drops do to eyes if used too often (6x/day)?

Need expert advice. What harm to the preservatives in dry eye drops do to eyes if used too often (6x/day)?

Probably nothing: The serious and dangerous preservatives have been taken off the market for many years. The ones in eyedrops now are mostly benign and will be unlikely to cause allergy or damage. Everyone is different and a few hypersensitive individuals might react to a commonly used drop (although more likely to the medication in the drop if that is what is being used). ...Read more

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Burned myself in the kitchen. Don't want to go to dr. Know not to put butter on it. Blisters have opened. Clear drainage. What can I put on it?Y

Burned myself in the kitchen. Don't want to go to dr. Know not to put butter on it. Blisters have opened. Clear drainage. What can I put on it?Y

See your doctor: You have at least a second degree burn and should see a doctor as burns can easily get infected. Also you should see a doctor to get so that you can get good healing. A doctor can prescribe medications to help your burns heal. ...Read more

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How do you see after using tobra ointment in eyes?

How do you see after using tobra ointment in eyes?

Patience: All ointments when applied to the eye create as a necessary portion of their effect, a smeary thin layer over the front of the eye through which vision becomes a little disturbed. This will settle down over a 5-15 minute interval and the vision will settle in at its best. Don't apply the medication just before an important visual task (like driving) but hopefully it is treating your problem. ...Read more

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In detail, what happens when you get 70% rubbing alcohol in the eyes and do not rinse them out.

In detail, what happens when you get 70% rubbing alcohol in the eyes and do not rinse them out.

Damage: alcohol would cause severe damage to your cornea and eyes in general.if you get Alkar any chemicals in your eyes immediately flush them copiously with water then go to your nearest emergency room ...Read more

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Can i add visine for contacts onto my eyes while wearing the contacts or do they need to be removed first ?

Can i add visine for contacts onto my eyes while wearing the contacts or do they need to be removed first ?

Either way: This is a lubricant and tear supplement which can help the eye feel better and help the lenses float better. It does not interact with the lens so you can apply it with the lens in or out. ...Read more

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How can you put in contacts if you have small eyes?

How can you put in contacts if you have small eyes?

Practice: Ensure proper fit -- base curve, diameter, type of lens, practice opening your eyes getting your finger close, then trying to place contacts with a mirror. What do you mean by small -- microcornea? Or lid fissure size? Or axial length. ...Read more

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Dentures when not in use are kept in water. How to keep them in sterile condition, what to do?

Dentures when not in use are kept in water. How to keep them in sterile condition, what to do?

Denture care: You can't sterilize your mouth and you don't have to sterilize dentures. See a dentist to have them professionally cleaned and keep them in a solution of polident or efferdent overnight. Discuss with your own dentist if they need further disinfection or perhaps replacement. ...Read more

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