The action of eye drops

The medicine most often used in eye diseases are drops. Their action may be different, e.g. some preparations soothe irritations, moisturize, heal inflammation or serious ophthalmic diseases.

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Depending on the purpose of the action, the drops differ in composition. Each choice of the remedy should be consulted with a doctor, because the drops may not only not work, but also negatively affect the eyeball.

1. How to apply eye drops?

Applying the drops shouldn't be painful, but it's worth working out a consistent schedule. It all depends on the intensity of the symptoms and the doctor's recommendations. Most often, the drops should be administered at least 3 times a day without the need for 8-hour breaks. The instillation should be adjusted to our daily rhythm.

Eye drops in most cases should be assigned by an ophthalmologist

Strict adherence to the rules applies to patients who suffer from serious ophthalmic diseases. The drops can be applied in various positions. Some patients do not tolerate this procedure and in such a situation the ophthalmologist may suggest drops on the closed eyelid. Regardless of the method, it is a good idea to blink for a moment to help the medicine spread over the eyeball.

Eye drops should be free of preservatives as they may cause eye allergy or hypersensitivity.

2. Types of eye drops

  • Eye drops, the so-called artificial tears. These are drops that moisturize the eyeball and are used in the treatment of ZSO.
  • Drops for tired eyes cause the blood vessels to narrow, reducing the redness of the eyeballs.

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  • Eye drops with antibiotic. This group includes agents whose use is based on the same principles as in the treatment with oral antibacterial drugs. It is important not to stop treatment when you feel better.
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