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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