Keep eyes closed for 1-5 minutes following installation of eye drops
Consider also applying pressure at lacrimal ducts to prevent drainage
Keeping eyes closed limits drainage of ophthalmic medication into tear ducts where greater absorption can occur
(2013) Presc Lett 20(7):40
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