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Fact sheet

Eye drops


Woman receiving eye drops

Eye drops are used to treat various eye conditions. There are several different kinds of eye drops, which have different ways of working. To make sure you get the maximum benefit from your eye drops, it is important to use them correctly.

Eye drops are a type of medication.

Before you start

How to use your eye drops

Always wash your hands before using eye dropsGently squeeze the bottle to administer one drop

Important points to note

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