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Five tips for applying drops to treat glaucoma

26/06/2015

Drops are the most common treatment for reducing intraocular pressure (eye pressure) and are often the first therapeutic option when glaucoma is diagnosed. It is the ophthalmologist who will inform us which type of drop we need to apply and how often a day we should do so.
Despite being applied topically –directly into the eye– we should not forget that these drops are medicines and should therefore be used in a specific way (one or more times a day depending on the active ingredient). Nor should we forget that they may have side effects (especially eye irritation, dryness, red eye etc.).
As glaucoma is a chronic illness, drops must be applied for a long time, possibly years. It is most important…

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