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Can I use my glaucoma medicines before swimming?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Close your eyes for a minute after putting the drop in the lower lid sac, and it should be absorbed.

In brief: Yes

Close your eyes for a minute after putting the drop in the lower lid sac, and it should be absorbed.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: On schedule

Glaucoma drops fairly rapidly penetrate the eye to produce their effects.
If you mean can i apply the drops, and then jump in the pool with my eyes open, probably not a wise move. But the time from applying drops in the locker room, and then migrating to the pool is sufficient to get the effect wanted. I personally am a fan of goggles which would make this issue unimportant.

In brief: On schedule

Glaucoma drops fairly rapidly penetrate the eye to produce their effects.
If you mean can i apply the drops, and then jump in the pool with my eyes open, probably not a wise move. But the time from applying drops in the locker room, and then migrating to the pool is sufficient to get the effect wanted. I personally am a fan of goggles which would make this issue unimportant.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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