A Cool Way to Relieve Burning Caused by Eyedrops

April 1, 2006

How can patients alleviate the burning sensation caused by eyedrops?

 

Eyedrops for a variety of conditions, from allergic or infectious conjunctivitis to glaucoma, can cause a burning sensation in susceptible patients. To alleviate this sensation, instruct patients to store their eyedrops in the refrigerator.

- Richard A. Honaker, MD
Carrollton, Tex

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