There are some facts in life that nobody really explained to me... or maybe I wasn't paying attention.
When I cut my cornea, Art had to put the Tobramycin antibiotic drops in my eyes 4 times a day and the lubricant drops every hour on the first day. I could do the oily protective gel by myself before I went to bed.
It wasn't until the 3rd day that I actually read the instructions that Longs Drugs (CVS) gave me. You really should read that stuff. It gave step by step instruction on how to apply the antibiotic eye drop.
- To use Tobramycin Drops in the eye, first, wash your hands. Tilt your head back. Using your index finger, pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to form a pouch. Drop the medicine into the pouch and gently close your eyes. Immediately use your finger to apply pressure to the inside corner of the eyelid for 1 to 2 minutes. Do not blink. Remove excess medicine around your eye with a clean, dry tissue, being careful not to touch your eye. Wash your hands to remove any medicine that may be on them.
- To prevent germs from contaminating your medicine, do not touch the applicator tip to any surface, including the eye. Keep the container tightly closed.