How do I apply eye ointment?

Eye ointments should always be applied a few minutes AFTER any eye drops are applied. Be aware that ointment will blur your vision for a few minutes. Use the following steps to apply ointment:

  1. Sit down comfortably and put your head back.
  2. Pull your lower lid down.
  3. Apply ointment into the pocket formed by your lid pulled away from your eye. You can put in about ½ inch strip of ointment. If you are having trouble releasing the ointment from the tube, you can apply the ointment to the tip of a Q-tip, and then insert it into the eyelid pocket. Try not to touch the tip of the tube to the lids.
  4. Blinking the eyes will spread the ointment to the upper lids as well.
  5. Wipe off the excess with a clean tissue.

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