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Oiintment in my eye, can't see well. What can I do? Add drops?

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Dr. Leonardo Dacanay
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hot compress

One of the major downside to using ophthalmic ointments is the reduction in vision they cause.
I generally recommend my patients take a wet washcloth and microwave it until hot (but no scalding). Then place this over closed eyes for a few minutes. This helps to liquify any ointment on the eyes, which you can then irrigate with lubricating drops.

In brief: Hot compress

One of the major downside to using ophthalmic ointments is the reduction in vision they cause.
I generally recommend my patients take a wet washcloth and microwave it until hot (but no scalding). Then place this over closed eyes for a few minutes. This helps to liquify any ointment on the eyes, which you can then irrigate with lubricating drops.
Dr. Leonardo Dacanay
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Patience

Probably clear when ointment is adsorbed.

In brief: Patience

Probably clear when ointment is adsorbed.
Dr. Douglas Bey
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