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Please explain the best way to use eye drops for glaucoma. Leave eyes shut for 2 minutes putting drop in eye?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Can see videos

Online. But best way is whatever gets a single drop into the eye (cul-de-sac or lid lake without touching the bottle to the lid or contaminating tip) without missing the eye either, followed by keeping the eye closed or covering the tear duct for a minute or two to keep the medicine from exiting the lacrimal tear drain.
Use the medicine regularly and at correct intervals within reason.

In brief: Can see videos

Online. But best way is whatever gets a single drop into the eye (cul-de-sac or lid lake without touching the bottle to the lid or contaminating tip) without missing the eye either, followed by keeping the eye closed or covering the tear duct for a minute or two to keep the medicine from exiting the lacrimal tear drain.
Use the medicine regularly and at correct intervals within reason.
Thank
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Slightly different

The best way is to insert the drop and then press lightly on the lids next to the nose for about one minute.
This will prevent the outflow of the active ingredient into the nose and allow the maximum absorption into the eye tissues. The eyes could be open during this which will allow you to function in other ways.

In brief: Slightly different

The best way is to insert the drop and then press lightly on the lids next to the nose for about one minute.
This will prevent the outflow of the active ingredient into the nose and allow the maximum absorption into the eye tissues. The eyes could be open during this which will allow you to function in other ways.
Thank
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