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Lubricating eye drops after injection

Does your eye specialist encourage you to use artificial tears lubricating drops if your eyes are uncomfortable in the day/days after your injection. If so, do they recommend single use, sterile drops or do they say whatever you normally use is ok? I'm wondering if they worry about the risk of infection. Wendy, Patient Leader.

  1. I am asked if I use eye drops and the brand name - and the nurse is the individual asking the question. My injections for September were cancelled since an emergency arose. My injections are now scheduled for the end of October and I will have injections in both eyes. Yikes, I hope I am brave enough for that appointment. 😀

    1. thanks for replying about the drops. Good luck with the injections in both eyes. I have a feeling that you'll handle it just fine. Do you have someone to drive you home? Maybe you can organize something to look forward to when you get back, like an interesting podcast while you rest your eyes. Or, if necessary, ice cream! Warm wishes, Wendy, Patient Leader.

  2. My doctor has me apply drops every hour until bedtime. I use the same drops I apply every day for dry eye.

    1. thanks for responding. It seems some people are asked to use single use saline or the like, and others can use their everyday drops. Do you have antibiotic drops as well? Best wishes, Wendy, Patient Leader.

  3. my first RS gave me some Refresh in small containers to use for the rest of the day after injections. 2 drops every 4 hrs. I retired from my job and had to switch insurance. My current Dr said I didn’t have to use drops but I certainly could if I wanted. Then I got Dry eye, so now it’s drops all the time. 1 drop, 4 times a day.

    1. thank you for explaining what you do with the drops. I personally think that the small vials can be important to avoid infection from multi-use bottles. I hope things are going well with your sight. Best wishes, Wendy, Patient Leader.

  4. Hey yes my doctor asked me to use sterile drops it felt okay but you should always go with the doctor recommendation. Check my bio to learn more hope it helps too have a great day takecare!

    1. thanks for joining the conversation. I'm glad your doctor advised you about drops. Best wishes, Wendy, Patient Leader.

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