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eye drops

noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
drops for use in the eyes, as to relieve discomfort or to dilate the pupils before an eye examination.
Also, eyedrops.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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Examples from the web for eye drops
  • Your health care provider may prescribe antihistamines in the form of eye drops or ointments.
  • Again, you are given numbing eye drops to prevent any discomfort.
  • Others may need two or three different kinds of eye drops in order to get their pressure down.
  • All eye drops can cause stinging, and some may result in headache and congestion.
  • Most people with open-angle glaucoma can be treated successfully with eye drops.
  • No existing evidence suggests that using eye drops or ointments or performing eye exercises will stem the onset of cataracts.
  • Antibiotic eye drops are usually used several days before and after the cyst is removed.
  • Corticosteroid eye drops may be used to reduce swelling and inflammation in certain conditions.
  • Laser iridotomy almost never requires hospitalization, and postsurgical treatment includes only aspirin and eye drops.
  • Patients say their eyes are dry and red, even though they are using eye drops.

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