eye-drop

Definitions of eye-drop
  1. noun
    a drop from an eye dropper
    synonyms: eyedrop
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    type of:
    drib, driblet, drop
    a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
  2. noun
    a method of irrigating the eye used by ophthalmologists
    synonyms: eyedrop
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    adrenergic agonist eyedrop
    a treatment for glaucoma; the eyedrops reduce intraocular pressure by decreasing the production of aqueous humor and increasing its drainage through the uveoscleral pathway
    beta blocker eyedrop
    a treatment for glaucoma; the eyedrops reduce intraocular pressure by reducing the production of aqueous humor
    miotic eyedrop
    a treatment for glaucoma; the eyedrops increase the outflow of aqueous humor by constricting the pupil
    topical prostaglandin eyedrop
    a treatment for glaucoma; the eyedrops increase the outflow of aqueous humor through the uveoscleral pathway
    type of:
    irrigation
    (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution
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