Eye Drops & Medications: Shake all medicated drops before using.
- #1 Twist-top vials of preservative-free artificial Conveniently purchase through pharmacy with other post-operative drops, over the counter, or online. On day of the procedure, use one drop in procedure eye as frequently as possible, or no less than every 15-30 minutes while awake. For the first three months, use one drop in procedure eye a minimum of every two hours while awake. This drop is listed first since it is the most important step you can take in the first 3 months after Raindrop removal to support your eye as it heals. 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.
- #2 Prednisolone (steroid, pink/white top, 5.0mL/80 drops). Take one drop in procedure eye 4x daily for one week, 3x daily for one week, 2x daily for 2 weeks, 1x daily for 2 weeks, then stop. You can expect to have some crusting on your eyelashes after using this drop. 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 and 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 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.