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Question:
Do you recommend that women remove their eye makeup before either they themselves or a nurse or MD instills eye drops?

Answer:
The eyelashes are not sterile, and neither is makeup. Why risk the contamination? A skilled professional should be able to instill the drops in a cooperative patient safely, however. Most patients are less experienced and should remove their makeup and wash their hands before instilling eyedrops.

Answered by: Richard G. Shugarman, MDDr. Richard Shugarman

Categories: General Eye Health

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