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How should I transport my eyedrop bottles?

When transporting your eye drops, you may want to keep them in a sealed plastic bag or some other protective covering to help keep them clean.

A study done by researchers at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute found bacteria in nearly one-third of patients’ eye care bottles.

Researchers cultured the liquid in 134 eye drop bottles belonging to glaucoma patients and found 25% to be contaminated. The contaminated eyedrops sampled in the study all had visible grime on the threads of the cap.

Read tips for traveling with glaucoma medications.

Last reviewed on October 29, 2017

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