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Why don't we give ear drops in the eye?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Because not eye drop

The eye is more easily harmed by many substances than other parts of the body, including the ear.
In the eye, use only medicines recommended for use in the eye.

In brief: Because not eye drop

The eye is more easily harmed by many substances than other parts of the body, including the ear.
In the eye, use only medicines recommended for use in the eye.
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1 comment
Dr. Michael Turner
You can use eye drops in the ear however.
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: They are different

Ear drops are usually slightly acidic because they need to penetrate the skin and war drum to take effect.
Ear drops are extremely dangerous to the eyes because you don't want to put acid in your eyes because it can cause a chemical burn. Very dangerous!

In brief: They are different

Ear drops are usually slightly acidic because they need to penetrate the skin and war drum to take effect.
Ear drops are extremely dangerous to the eyes because you don't want to put acid in your eyes because it can cause a chemical burn. Very dangerous!
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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology

In brief: Ouch!

Ear drops are for ears.
They often have stronger concentrations and lower ph (more acidic) than eye drops. Many ear drops would be downright painful if put into the eye.

In brief: Ouch!

Ear drops are for ears.
They often have stronger concentrations and lower ph (more acidic) than eye drops. Many ear drops would be downright painful if put into the eye.
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