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 nounMost cases of chronic glaucoma are treated with eye-drop medications that reduce pressure in the eye.— Oz Hopkins Koglin

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Recent Examples on the Web This includes procedures that are automatically done to all newborns in hospitals, like monitoring for strep, glucose screening, and administering eye drops to ward off conjunctivitis, among others. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "Home Birth Is Becoming More Popular, but Parents-To-Be Should Do Their Research First," 24 Apr. 2020 Afrin Decongestants, like antihistamines, also come in pill, liquid, eye drop, and nasal spray form. Lisa Bain, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Allergy Medicines to Ease Sniffles, Sneezes, and Itchy Eyes," 31 Mar. 2020 Unfortunately, eye drops won’t help floaters disappear. Kaitlyn Pirie, Good Housekeeping, "8 Common Vision Issues and What to Do About Them, According to Eye Doctors," 2 Apr. 2020 Dopp kit This roomy dopp kit from Peak Design will hold all your travel necessities: toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, contact solution or eye drops, a razor, shampoo, conditioner, and body and face wash. Madison Flager, Condé Nast Traveler, "Beach Vacation Packing List: What Not to Forget for Your Next Getaway," 27 Feb. 2020 Tillman stood near the bench, trying to get a contact back into his eye with the help of a referee, who pulled a bottle of eye drops from his pocket. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Cassius Winston carries Michigan State to Big Ten title, and no one should be surprised," 8 Mar. 2020 Choose your provider Providers: Restart Free Preview Expires in Sign In A North Carolina man who collected $250,000 in insurance money upon his wife’s 2018 death has been accused of fatally poisoning her with eye drops. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "North Carolina man accused of murder by poisoning wife with eye drops in 2018," 22 Dec. 2019 Some hand lotion and saline eye drops can help, Illig says. Michele Cohen Marill, Wired, "Traveling for the Holidays? Here's How to Not Get Sick," 18 Dec. 2019 For allergic conjunctivitis, antihistamine or mast cell stabilizer eye drops are common treatments. Claire Gillespie, Health.com, "How Long Does Pink Eye Last? An Eye Doctor Explains," 26 Nov. 2019

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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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13 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Eye drops.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eye%20drops. Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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More Definitions for eye drops

eye drops

noun plural
variants: also eyedrops \ ˈī-​ˌdräps How to pronounce eyedrops (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-drop (audio) \ or eyedrop adjective

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