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DIY needle lube applicator

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by LexaDoig, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. LexaDoig

    LexaDoig

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    Grind the point off a syringe needle. Look around for a small dropper bottle, like the eye drops bottle shown above, then cut the top off the screw-on cap. If you're lucky the needle will fit the nozzle and the cap will seal the needle in place when the cap is screwed back on.

    A needle applicator makes it easy to deliver the right amount of lube on just the right places.

    PS I'm sure there's a commercially available product like this

    PS2 The orange stuff is Militec
     
  2. Eye Cutter

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    i have a lot of empty eye drop bottles. i'll bring some during the anniversary. you can just snip the sharp tip off the needle with scissors and sandpaper the sharp edges off. best size for a needle is gauge 25.
     

  3. LexaDoig

    LexaDoig

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    EC, are you an opthalmologist? That bottle is from the glaucoma drops I used to take.
     
  4. Eye Cutter

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    yes, i'm an ophthalmologist. so is doctabako. why'd you stop taking the eye drops? what is it? pilocarpine?
     
  5. LexaDoig

    LexaDoig

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    I had suspected glaucoma but after workups we stopped the drops because they weren't needed since technically I don't have glaucoma. Now I just have yearly checkups. Just last week I was at Eye Referral Center. I had visual field test, pachymetry, and OCT. My pressure hovers at 19, and I have 20/15 vision. No problems so far according to my doctor Manuel Agulto. ;a
     
  6. Eye Cutter

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  7. 9MX

    9MX Rei!

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    ec,

    penge din ako ng eye drop bottles.

    lexadoig,

    nice idea. thanks for sharing:)
     
  8. horge

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    Hey, I tried it, and it works.
    Thanks LD.