Use your eye ointments the right way

This article illustrates the right way to use your eye ointments.

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Use your eye ointments the right way​​


1​Wash your hands with soap ​and water before yo​u apply the eye ointments. ​​​
​2​​Read the instructions on the label.
​​​​3
Sit with your head tilted backward and look up.

​4
Using a finger, gently pull down the lower eyelid to form a pocket.
 
​​5
Squeeze the ointment along the inside margin of the lower eyelid. Do not touch your eye with the tip of the ointment tube.
 
​6
Gently close your eyes and keep them closed for 1-2 minutes. With a piece of tissue, wipe off any excess ointment from your eyelids and eyelashes. ​​

​7​If you have to apply both eye drop and eye ointment, apply the eye drop at least 10 minutes before the ointment. Do NOT apply the ointment first, this affects the absorption of the eye drop.
8​
Your vision may be temporarily blurred after using eye ointment. Avoid activities that require good visual ability (eg. driving) until your vision clears.​


​Store this medicine correctly.
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Store in a cool, dry place.



​Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.


​​Do not keep expired medicines or medicines that are no longer needed. Discard your eye ointments 30 days after opening. ​

Log on to www.pharmacy.nhg.com.sg to
  • ​Fill your balance prescription (valid for NHG Polyclinics’ patients only).
  • ​Shop for health products.
  • Ask a question about your medication.
We are located in these polyclinics:

Ang Mo Kio Pharmacy
Blk 723 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
#01-4136 S(560723)

Bukit Batok Pharmacy
50 Bukit Batok West Ave 3
S(659164)

Choa Chu Kang Pharmacy
2 Teck Whye Crescent
S(688846)

Clementi Pharmacy
Blk 451 Clementi Ave 3
#02-307 S(120451)

Hougang Pharmacy
89 Hougang Ave 4
S(538829)

Jurong Pharmacy
190 Jurong East Ave 1
S(609788)

Toa Payoh Pharmacy
2003 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh
S(319260)

Woodlands Pharmacy
10 Woodlands Street 31
S(738579)

Yishun Pharmacy
30A Yishun Central 1
S(768796)

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For enquiries, please contact Call Centre at 6355 3000.
PH011-003-EC-0316-V2


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