Does using eye drops invalidate fasting?

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Does using eye drops invalidate fasting?

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The view of the High Religious Affairs Committee regarding the issue is as follows:

"According to the information received from specialists and ophthalmologists, the eye drop dropped in the eye is very small (50 microliter, which is 1/20 of  1 mililiter); some of it is sent out when the eye is winked; some of it is absorbed into the body through the eye, through the channels that combine the eye and the nasal cavity and through the pores of the nose mucosa; scarcely any amount can reach the alimentary canal; therefore, it is concluded that eye drops do not invalidate fasting as Islamic scholars say."

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