Do you understand the harm of eye drops?

Abstract: most eye drops contain preservatives, which will damage the conjunctival goblet cells in the eyes. If the conjunctival goblet cells are damaged, people will suffer from dry eye disease, with red, dry or painful eyes. This will lead to the more eye drops, the more dry and painful eyes.

eyes are very important organs and very delicate. In daily life, many people are used to dropping eye drops to relieve eye fatigue. However, at present, more than 90% of the eye drops on the market contain preservatives. If the eye drops containing preservatives are used for a long time, it is easy to cause damage to the eyes, mainly causing eye surface damage, such as dry eye.

in recent years, the incidence of dry eye is getting higher and higher. Although there is no special statistical data, from the clinical situation, some dry eye is caused by improper use of eye drops. The abuse of eye drops leads to eye diseases from time to time. Some patients suffer from keratitis because they choose eye drops at will. Prescription eye drops should not be used indiscriminately. For example, antiviral eye drops are more harmful to the eyes, and excessive use of hormone eye drops may lead to glaucoma. Harm of

eye drops

01 prone to dry eye

most eye drops contain preservatives, which will damage the conjunctival goblet cells in the eyes. If the conjunctival goblet cells are damaged, people will suffer from dry eye disease, with red, dry or painful eyes. This will lead to the more eye drops, the more dry and painful eyes.

02 prone to hormonal glaucoma

according to the therapeutic efficacy, eye drops are divided into many types, such as antibiotics, antiviral, hormones, etc. improper use will cause damage to people. For example, if hormone eye drops are used too much, people will unknowingly suffer from hormone glaucoma, resulting in decreased vision and damage to vision and visual field. This damage is irreversible and there is basically no possibility of improvement. In addition, antibiotic eye drops can only be used when the eyes are infected. If they are not infected, they will only cause damage to the eyes.

03 allergy is easy to cause bronchial asthma, arrhythmia and other diseases.

has a timolol eye drops, which contains β Receptor blockers. and β Receptor blocker is a drug component for the treatment of heart disease. People who are easily allergic to this drug ingredient will be at risk. In serious cases, it will lead to bronchial asthma, arrhythmia and other diseases. Usage of

eye drops

1. Don’t forget to wash your hands before dropping eye drops to avoid infection caused by hand contact; After ordering the eye drops (ointment), it is possible that the fingers will point to the drops or tears. It is best to wash your hands again.

2. When dropping the eye drops, tilt your head back or lie down flat as far as possible. Pull down the lower eyelid with your index finger and separate it from your eyes.

3. Align the mouth of the eyedrop bottle with the eye and point it in the conjunctival fornix. One or two drops of eye drops can be used. The eye ointment is about one centimeter long. Because the volume of the eye surface is limited and the tear is discharged quickly from the nasolacrimal duct, the contact time between the eye and the eye surface can be increased within this limited volume and time. Note that the mouth of the eye medicine bottle cannot touch the eyes or eyelashes to prevent the bottle from being polluted, and close the bottle cap immediately after ordering the eye medicine.

4. Close your eyes for at least five minutes without blinking, and gently press the nasolacrimal duct in the inner corner of the eye with your fingers for at least two minutes to slow down the discharge of the liquid medicine.

5. Before opening your eyes, wipe the unabsorbed eye drops or tears around your eyes with a paper towel or handkerchief.

6. If you need to order two or three kinds of eye drops, you need to order the second kind of eye drops every five to ten minutes; If it is necessary to apply eye drops and eye ointment at the same time, you should first apply eye drops and then apply eye ointment every five minutes. Storage method of

eye drops

1. Eye drops should be placed in a cool, dry and ventilated place, If possible, it can be put into the refrigerator (4 ℃). If the temperature is too high, it is easy to deteriorate.

2. Before use, check whether the eye drops are clear and transparent, whether there is discoloration, or mold mass. Pay attention to use them within the specified time.

3. Tighten the cover after each use to reduce the chance of pollution and liquid leakage.

4. Eye drops must be stored separately from other aqueous drugs. There were two patients who mistakenly put beriberi water and tincture of iodine (iodine) in vials into the eyes as eye drops, causing eye burns.