Reduces systemic absorption of ophthalmic preparations (e.g. ophthalmic Beta Blockers)
Keep eyes closed for 1-5 minutes following installation of eye drops
Keeping eyes closed limits drainage of ophthalmic medication into tear ducts where greater absorption can occur
(2013) Presc Lett 20(7):40
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