What is special instructions for eye drops?

What is special instructions for eye drops?

Step 3: Place the drops into your eye

  1. Tilt your head back slightly and look up.
  2. Use one hand to pull your lower eyelid down, away from the eye.
  3. Hold the dropper tip directly over the eyelid pocket.
  4. Don’t touch the bottle to your eye or eyelid.
  5. Squeeze the bottle gently and let the eye drop fall into the pocket.

How do you administer eye drops to a patient?

Place the medication bottle ½ to ¾ inch above his conjunctival sac, making sure it doesn’t touch anything. Squeeze the bottle and instill the prescribed number of drops into the center of the conjunctival sac. Ask him to gently close his eyes and move them while closed to help distribute the solution.

Where do you hold pressure after applying eye drops?

Put the cap back on the bottle, with eyes still closed. The closed eyelids and pressure on the tear drainage duct avoids unwanted systemic side effects from the potent eyedrop drugs by preventing the drop from getting inside the nose where it could enter the bloodstream rapidly.

Which eye drops do you use first?

If you’re using both an eye solution and an eye suspension, use the solution first. Then use the suspension. Your doctor or pharmacist can tell you the difference between these types of medications. If you’re using eye drops and an eye ointment, use the eye drops first.

What is the route of eye drops?

Eye drops are generally instilled into the pocket formed by gently pulling down the lower eyelid, blinking a few times to ensure even spread, and then closing the eye; in neonates and infants it may be more appropriate to administer the drop in the inner angle of the open eye.

When do you start eye drops after cataract surgery?

The following drops should be applied to your operated eye only, starting the morning after surgery. Chloramphenicol One drop, four times Antibiotic (store in fridge) a day for 2 weeks, then stop. Dexamethasone One drop, four times Anti- (Maxidex) a day for 4 weeks, inflammatory then stop.

What is the best way to administer eye drops to patients?

 Position the patient comfortably, either sitting or lying down (semi-prone or recumbent) with the head supported  Wash hands before and after instilling eye drops to prevent cross infection and to remove drug residue from the hands

How do you use a dilating eye dropper?

If instilling a dilating drop, check anterior chamber depth. 8 Position patient in a sitting position with head tilted back. 9 Remove cap; hold the dropper over the eye. 10 Have the patient look up as the lower lid is gently pulled down; squeeze the dropper to release one drop into the inferior cul-de-sac.

How do you use eye drops without touching the bottle?

Without touching the bottle to your eyelid, put an eye drop in the corner of your eye near your nose. While your head is still tilted back, open your eyes and blink several times until the drop rolls into the eye.

What is eye drop instillation?

Eye drop instillation is the dispensation of a sterile ophthalmic medication into a patient’s eye. Eyedrops may be instilled to treat a number of eye disorders or to anesthetize an eye before treatment. An ophthalmic assistant, technician, nurse or physician instills eyedrops during a routine eye examination or during treatment for ocular disease.

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