When instructing a patient on how to instill eye drops, the nurse should include which of the following steps?

Pull down the lower eyelid and place the drop into the "pocket" formed


For proper eye drop application, patients should be instructed to:

• Wash their hands.

• Tilt the head back.

• Pull down the lower eyelid to form a pocket and instill the eye drop into the pocket.

• Close the eye. Do not touch the dropper to eye and do not rub.

• Wait at least five minutes between administration of multiple drugs.

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