Eyedrop Insertion? It’s in the Sac!

August 6, 2009

Many of my patients who use eyedrops have had great success with the following technique.

Many of my patients who use eyedrops have had great success with the following technique. While sitting or standing (preferably in front of a mirror), they gently pull the lower lid down, then put the specified number of drops in the sac of the conjunctiva that is formed; afterwards, they tilt their head back a bit. I find this method works with children also.

  --Robert Cotsen, MD
 Buffalo

 

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Reader Comments:

The easiest way to put eye drops in your own or others’ (including kids') eyes is to close the eye and put the drop on the inner corner of the eye and open the eye.  The drop goes into the eye without the normal flutter of the eye lids that occurs with the customary way of instilling eye drops, as the drop comes down toward the eye.

Sandra G. Bock, MEd, PA-C

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