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    Prima Medical Center Saigon, Eyecare & Aesthetic, Eye Diseases

    05 Mistakes When Using Eye Drops

    27 August, 2023

    We often forget to pay attention, leading to mistakes that put our eyes at risk of injury and serious eye diseases.

    Eye drops should be used at most 5 times a day.

    Eye drops should be used at most 5 times a day.

    Eye drops should only be used for about 1 month?

    Eye drops, after being opened, are easy to degrade and produce bacteria. You need to use it as soon as possible, preferably within 1 month, then if it doesn’t run out, it should be thrown away.

    Sharing eye drops

    Arbitrary use of eye drops can cause cross-infection, infect each other, and make eye disease worse. Children’s organs, including the eyes, have not developed stably compared to adults. So there will be eye drops unsuitable for children, causing symptoms such as discomfort, itching, and redness,…

    Frequency of use:

    Eye drops should be used at most 5 times a day. Some cases will follow the doctor’s prescription.
    Suppose you use it regularly and do not comply with the dosage. In that case, it will cause unnecessary eye irritation and pressure.

    One drop is enough for each eye when instilled. Instilling too much medicine at one time will cause the mixture to spill out, increasing the risk of eye infections.

    Installation of medication directly into the cornea (iris):

    Instilling the drug into the iris does not increase the drug’s effectiveness but also spills the drug solution and reduces its effectiveness.
    So, the correct instillation is to drop the solution on the white part, the inner corner of the eye, and the lower eyelid groove.

    Use of drugs not according to the dose and duration of treatment:

    If using eye drops and stopping midway through treatment will cause the eyes to not be treated entirely, increasing the recurrence rate even more severely will increase the risk of drug resistance. Whether a prescription or over-the-counter medication, only one should be instilled at a time and spaced at least 30 minutes apart.