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I swallowed eye medicine through my eyes; is that ok?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Happens all the time. Nothing to worry about.

In brief: Yes

Happens all the time. Nothing to worry about.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes!

The eye surface drains into the nose and back of the throat, and it is quite common for the drops to be swallowed.
If you do not like the taste, you can place the drops in your eyes and hold your finger with pressure where the two eyelids come together at the nose, to prevent drainage into the throat. This is called "punctual occlusion".

In brief: Yes!

The eye surface drains into the nose and back of the throat, and it is quite common for the drops to be swallowed.
If you do not like the taste, you can place the drops in your eyes and hold your finger with pressure where the two eyelids come together at the nose, to prevent drainage into the throat. This is called "punctual occlusion".
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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