When cleaning your eye, wipe from the inside (next to the nose)
toward the outside. Use a clean surface for each wipe so that drainage being
cleaned away is not rubbed back across the eye. If tissues or wipes are used,
make sure they are put in the trash right away. If
washcloths are used to clean the eye, put them in the laundry right away so
that no one else picks them up or uses them. After wiping your eye, wash your
hands to prevent the pinkeye from spreading.
Primary Medical Reviewer
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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