#1 Ofloxacin (antibiotic, tan top, 5.0mL/80 drops). Take one drop in procedure eye four times daily – typically breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bedtime – for one week, then stop.
#2 Lotemax/prednisolone (steroid, pink top, 5.0mL/80 drops). Shake before using. Take one drop in procedure eye four times daily – typically breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtime – for one week, then stop. Notify a Brinton Vision doctor if you have used steroid medicines before or if you start a new steroid medication (pill, cream, mist, inhaler, injection, prednisone, etc.) while taking the drops above. This combination can lead to a painless increase in eye pressure, which if undetected, can cause serious vision loss. As long as you are taking a steroid eye drop you need to have your eye pressure checked in our office no less than every 4 weeks.
#3 Twist-top vials of preservative-free artificial tears Conveniently purchase through pharmacy with other post-operative drops, over the counter, or online. Take one drop 4x per day for 1 month, then taper as needed. These vials can be recapped for multiple uses (9-11 drops per vial), however throw away and use a new vial on the next day. Space out the antibiotic, steroid, and artificial tear drops by approximately 5 minutes to avoid “washing out” the previous medication.
If your surgeon places a bandage contact lens in your eye following LRI the procedure he will tell This is typically removed at your postop day #1 visit. Please tell your technician if your bandage lens is still in place at your postop day #1 visit. If your contact falls out prior to your visit, do not replace it. Keep your eyes closed and use preservative-free artificial tears for comfort. Call the office and we can discuss whether you would like us to replace the lens for you.
You may experience irritation, light sensitivity, “heavy eyelids,” and excess tearing following your procedure. This typically subsides over the first day.
Tape eye shield securely over the procedure eye while sleeping for the first two nights to prevent accidentally bumping or rubbing your eye
You may resume normal non-water workouts after your day 1 post-operative examination.