eye drops

plural noun
\ ˈī-ˌdräps How to pronounce eye drops (audio) \
variants: or less commonly eyedrops

Definition of eye drops

: a medicated solution for the eyes that is applied in drops usually singular and hyphenated when used before another noun Most cases of chronic glaucoma are treated with eye-drop medications that reduce pressure in the eye.— Oz Hopkins Koglin

Examples of eye drops in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the first big struggles unfolded at the optometrist, when Sabrina was held down for eye drops. New York Times, 1 June 2022 Kupp partnered with Pataday to promote their eye drops. Michael Loré, Forbes, 8 June 2022 Its progression can only be slowed through attendance at regular appointments, the use of eye drops and, on occasion, surgery. London Business School, Forbes, 27 June 2022 According to the National Capital Poison Center, swallowing eye drops is dangerous and most contain the harmful ingredient tetrahydrozoline. Natasha Dado, PEOPLE.com, 23 Mar. 2022 Immediately prior to the procedure, your doctor will administer eye drops to dilate your pupil and anesthetize your eye. Hoopes Vision, The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 Apr. 2022 In 2020 a South Carolina woman was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to fatally poisoning her husband with Visine eye drops. Natasha Dado, PEOPLE.com, 23 Mar. 2022 And there’s Kafuku, with tears of prescription eye drops rolling down his cheek. Kevin Dettmar, The New Yorker, 23 Mar. 2022 Two men working at the Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina were recently arrested and charged after allegedly trying to poison their security supervisor with eye drops. Natasha Dado, PEOPLE.com, 23 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of eye drops

1762, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eye drops was in 1762

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29 Jul 2022

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“Eye drops.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eye%20drops. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for eye drops

eye drops

noun plural
variants: also eyedrops \ ˈī-​ˌdräps How to pronounce eye drops (audio) \

Medical Definition of eye drops

: a medicated solution for the eyes that is applied in drops

Other Words from eye drops

eye-drop \ -​ˌdräp How to pronounce eye drops (audio) \ or eyedrop adjective


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