Definition of eye drops in English:

eye drops

plural noun

  • Liquid medication to be applied in very small amounts to the eyeball.

    • ‘Immediately after using the eye drops, wash your hands to remove any medicine that may be on them.’
    • ‘Vera occasionally has to use eye drops.’
    • ‘It is important that eye drops are applied regularly throughout the hay fever season, regardless of how severe the symptoms are on any particular day.’
    • ‘Treatment may be prescription eye drops, oral medicines, or surgery.’
    • ‘As antibiotics are ineffective against viruses, antibiotic eye drops will not help cure viral conjunctivitis.’
    • ‘Most cases of glaucoma are treated with eye drops.’
    • ‘Instead of using an eye patch, some doctors use eye drops to blur vision in the strong eye.’
    • ‘I get relief by using sterile eye drops.’
    • ‘His medication consisted of daily anti-histamine tablets, nasal sprays and eye drops, which only slightly reduced the symptoms.’
    • ‘He did not feel a need for the use of nasal sprays and eye drops.’
    • ‘To treat conjunctivitis in a newborn, doctors may use antibiotics, eye drops, or ointment.’
    • ‘You can get rid of the redness and dryness with eye drops.’
    • ‘My uncle uses prescription eye drops to treat glaucoma.’
    • ‘Special eye drops are given to prevent the side effects of dry eyes.’
    • ‘Serious damage to the eye and possible loss of vision may result from using contaminated eye drops.’


eye drops

/ˈī ˌdräps/