Eye ointment: How to apply

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Follow these steps to put eye ointment in your child's eyes.

Key points

  • Always make sure you have the correct ointment and put it in the correct eye.
  • Talk to your child's doctor and pharmacist about possible side effects, reactions or allergies your child may have or may get with the eye ointment.
  • Put in eye drops before eye ointment.
  • Cleanliness is key. Wash your hands before and after putting in eye ointment. Do not let the tip of the ointment tube touch anything, including your child's eyes, your fingers or other surfaces.
Last updated: September 17th 2019