Eyedrops After Cataract Surgery
People who do not have someone to put drops in their eyes four times a day need help. Task modification helped me succeed after my recent cataract surgery. It is easy to drop and difficult to squeeze the stiff sides of a tiny 5 ml bottle. I am glad I found the Autosqueeze Eye Drop Bottle. The big wings are easy to hold and require only a gentle squeeze.
Before I lie down on my bed I gather two bottles of eye drops and a Kleenex tissue. I put a pillow on my chest (not stomach) and put my sound elbow on the pillow. This support makes my hand remain steady instead of bobbing around as I hold the bottle in the air. To stop myself from blinking I distract myself by looking through the opening formed by my thumb and index finger instead of the bottle. I try to get the drop in the inner corner of my eye.
When I put the cap back on I need to stop my hand from bobbing up and down and accidentally touching the tip of the bottle. I keep my hand still by pressing my elbow firmly against the pillow. homeafterstroke.blogspot.com