Self-Treatment for Minor Eye Conditions


US Pharmacist. 2001;26(12) 


The eyes may suffer many different problems, many of which require medical attention. This month's patient leaflet describes general precautions in self-treating minor eye conditions. It also lists the various minor eye conditions that are considered to be self-treatable. Each condition is discussed briefly in this article, along with the various treatment options available.

Figure 1.

Many eye conditions, such as the conjunctivitis shown above, require prescription therapy. Some, however, are amenable to self-treatment.