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What is best way for my caregiver to avoid getting blepharitis or conjunctivitis while putting drops in my eyes?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Preventive measures

Caregiver can wear gloves to hold eyelids open to administer drops &/or can thoroughly wash hands after instilling the drops (being careful not to touch own eyes until hands are washed).

In brief: Preventive measures

Caregiver can wear gloves to hold eyelids open to administer drops &/or can thoroughly wash hands after instilling the drops (being careful not to touch own eyes until hands are washed).
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology

In brief: Being careful

Blepharitis is rarely contagious (parasitic type).
Conjunctivitis certainly can be highly contagious when virally caused. Using safe practices, such as washing hands with soap ; water before and after contact, do not touch dropper to eye or eyelids, avoid contact with any secretions, ; consider using disposable latex gloves if providing eyelid hygiene procedures.

In brief: Being careful

Blepharitis is rarely contagious (parasitic type).
Conjunctivitis certainly can be highly contagious when virally caused. Using safe practices, such as washing hands with soap ; water before and after contact, do not touch dropper to eye or eyelids, avoid contact with any secretions, ; consider using disposable latex gloves if providing eyelid hygiene procedures.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology

In brief: Hand Washing

The best way to avoid spreading pink eye is careful and strict hand washing, and avoiding contact with things that touch your eyes, such as tissues, pillow cases, towels.
Then your caregiver can safely administer eye drops to you and prevent spread of infection in the household.

In brief: Hand Washing

The best way to avoid spreading pink eye is careful and strict hand washing, and avoiding contact with things that touch your eyes, such as tissues, pillow cases, towels.
Then your caregiver can safely administer eye drops to you and prevent spread of infection in the household.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Dr. Beth Friedland
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