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Using Eye Drops and Eye Ointments
Using Eye Drops and Eye Ointments
Using Eye Drops and Eye Ointments

The person receiving the drop or ointment should lean back and look up. With a clean forefinger, the lower eyelid is gently pulled down to create a pocket. Eye drops are then dropped into the pocket, not directly onto the eye. When using eye ointments, a small strip of ointment is placed in the pocket. Blinking distributes the drop or ointment over the eye.

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