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Drug companies intentionally make eyedrops too big

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The human eye can only handle about 25 microliters (μL) without spilling—yet some manufacturers make dosage sizes that are twice as big.

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Whether it’s cheap over-the-counter drops or expensive prescriptions that cost hundreds of dollars, eye care is a $3.4 billion industry in the US alone.

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Ophthalmologists who conducted studies on the optimum eyedrop size for drug companies said their bosses were not interested in reducing waste because it might cut into profits.

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