eye drop applications

by jonathan bristol
(antigua west indies)

OU? and Eye Pain Meds Question

OU? and Eye Pain Meds Question

What does "ou" stand for as in eye drop application?

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OU Stands for...
by: David Shedd

OU stands for "BOTH EYES." For example, a doctor may write "1 gtt OU HS" on a prescription for eye drops. This means "One drop into both eyes at bedtime."

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You can find out more about abbreviations at: Pharmacy Abbreviations and
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Eye pain meds

by Max
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What is the best Pain Med for a scratch on your eye? Constantly burns...

Answer: I recommend that you get your eye checked out by your doctor and your doctor can make that call.

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