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Monday, August 29, 2016
Eye and Vision Care
is boric acid ok to use as a wash for the cleasing of a stye? if it is how much to use and how often?
Weak boric acid concentrations are found in eye washes. It is safe to use large amounts to irrigate the eye if a substance or object gets in it accidentally. Artificial tears are designed for use, if you have eye irritation or gritty feeling without a foreign substance or object. There are an abundance of these over-the-counter at your local grocery or drug store.
Cynthia Gale Heard, OD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Optometry
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University