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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 can I get rid of the blurryness of a eye ointment ? I put on refresh pm last night and i wakeup and my eyes are still a bit blurry .

How can I get rid of the blurryness of a eye ointment ? I put on refresh pm last night and i wakeup and my eyes are still a bit blurry .

Use less or avoid: Any ointment causes blurriness. You may be suing too much: just a bit will do. If blurriness persists stop using the ointment and stick to long lasting eye drops such as Restasis regularly. ...Read more

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I cannot put my antibiotic eye ointment on, what to do?

I cannot put my antibiotic eye ointment on, what to do?

Technique: Looking in a mirror, pull your lower lid outward forming a cup. Place the ointment in that cup. Then pull your lower lid over the front of your eye and close your eyes to spread the ointment. You can also have someone assist you. It gets easier with practice. Good luck! ...Read more

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My vision is blurred when I put in antibiotic ointment. Can I rinse out with eye drops?

My vision is blurred when I put in antibiotic ointment. Can I rinse out with eye drops?

Ok: But you may be washing out the ointment and decreasing its effectiveness. Why not ask your ophthalmologist to switch you to a drop. ...Read more

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I have a rash of little blisters, whitish droplets around the bottom of my eye lid that burns and itches what kind of ointment should I put on it?

I have a rash of little blisters, whitish droplets around the bottom of my eye lid that burns and itches what kind of ointment should I put on it?

Need exam: Rashes around the eyes need an exam. As you describe a "bubbly" rash, i would recommend an examination to make sure that this isn't a herpes silmplex virus infection, which can be serious around the eye, ; can affect the ocular surface. Treatment with oral antiviral agents and topical medication may be necessary. ...Read more

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I had pink eye and was put on ointment treatment until last friday. Have congested nasal passages and drainage. It is sunday evening & have sore throat with a couple of small white spots. No fever.

I had pink eye and was put on ointment treatment until last friday.  Have congested nasal passages and drainage.  It is sunday evening & have sore throat with a couple of small white spots. No fever.

Possibly viral: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops/ointment are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. The same viruses that cause pink eye can also cause upper respiratory infections, so your symptoms may be related. ...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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Any ointment to help with the black bags under your eyes?

Any ointment to help with the black bags under your eyes?

Black under eyes: This appearance can mean allergies. Treat if sneezes, congested with Claritin 10 mg or Zyrtec daily. Usually lubricating with eye ointment can help with wrinkles with aging to put on at night. The black color is inherited and usually no treatment is needed. Welcome, Dr. Ivy Fisher at health tap. ...Read more