What happens if I have glaucoma, uveitis or dry eye and stop using my eye drops?


If you have glaucoma and stop using your drops, you run the risk of permanent sight loss if there is an interruption in treatment. 


If you have uveitis, your condition will flare up if you stop using your drops.

Dry eye

If you have dry eye, your condition will become less stable and you are more at risk of infection as well as the discomfort and blurring that dry eye brings if you stop your drops.

Please also see Should I continue to use my eye drops during the coronavirus (Covid-19)?

If you need further advice or support during this time, please call RNIB on 0303 123 9999 or visit the gov.uk coronavirus (Covid-19) web pages, along with additional information for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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