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Side effects often develop from glaucoma medicine, because the medicine moves its way
through the nasal duct into the back of the nose where it is absorbed into your
body's bloodstream. If you have side effects from your glaucoma eyedrops, one
of the following techniques for inserting them may help:
If you have to put in more than one kind of eyedrops at the same
time, allow at least 5 minutes between each medicine. This will prevent the
first set of eyedrops from being washed out of your eyes.
To be sure that you are using your eyedrops correctly, show your eye
doctor how you are putting in the drops.
February 28, 2012
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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