Vision / Eye Health

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Vision / Eye Health Overview

The human eye is a sensory organ, part of the sensory nervous system, that reacts to visible light and allows us to use visual information for various purposes including seeing things, keeping our balance, and maintaining circadian rhythm. The eye can be considered as a living optical device. It is approximately spherical in shape, with its outer layers, such as the outermost, white part of the eye (the sclera) and one of its inner layers (the pigmented choroid) keeping the eye essentially li...

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Lasik Surgery

Hi, I've been thinking about lasik for a long because I hate my contacts and don't want to wear them all the time. I visited a local treatment centre, and they informed me that I am a suitable candidate for Lasik eye surgery. In any case, I'm willing to undergo whatever operation to get rid of my spectacles; they're causing me a lot of frustration right now. Since I was a child, I've worn glasses. I only recently learned about these refractive operations. I also wish I had known about it earlier. What are your thoughts on Lasik? Thanks ## I had laser surgery twice, once for a torn retina and the second time for high pressure in my same eye. I now suffer from very bad dry eye syndrome to the point that I’m now being treated for it with moderate success. I was ne...

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Rumoquin and Glaucoma

Is it okay to take Rumiqoun N.F. If you have glaucoma? ## Rumoquin NF contains Dexamethasone, Methocarbamol, and Pheylbutazone. The Dexamethasone is a steroid class medication, and it has been known to cause glaucoma in some people, since one of its side effects is increased ocular pressure, according to FDA reports. However, it can be taken by someone with glaucoma, if their doctor approves, and is monitoring them regularly, in which case the lowest possible effective dose should be used. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, sedation, mood changes, and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Eye drops start with letter P

I saw an ad on TV for eye drops and don’t remember the name but it starts with the letter P. Does anyone know the full name? ## Hi George, check the list of drugs on the Vision / Eye Health category page (you have to scroll down a bit and then do to the letter P). Are any of those the drug that you were prescribed?

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Eye drops start with letter L

A steroid eye drop prescribed by my Dr. The pharmacy said it would cost 300 dollars as part of my copay. ## Hi Debbie - check the list of drugs on the Vision / Eye Health category page (you have to scroll down a bit and then do to the letter L). Are any of those the drug that you were prescribed?

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Act cataract surgery and eye drop side effects

after using dorezol drops I begin having nervousness feelings and anxiety I couldn't deal with anything or anybody. I also gained waiting for those 3 weeks or more. has anyone else have this problem? ## Durezol contains the active ingredient Difulprednate, which is a steroid class medication, so the types of side effects you experienced are common, including the weight gain. Learn more Difulprednate details here. These types of side effects can occur with any steroid class medication that's used. Are there any other comments or questions? ## I have been using durezol now at twice per day for over five weeks after having cataract surgery in one eye and then another. I have been having crazy nausea this is the only new medication. Just wondering if this is possible? I am at a loss...

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Generic Flourometholone shortage

I was just wondering if anyone had any information on the current generic FML shortage/unavailability? I can only find info on the ophthalmic ointment, but nothing on the ophthalmic solution. We have been unable to get it here in Tucson for the past 2-3 weeks. No info on when it will be available, or if it will be available. Any information will be useful. I work for an ophthalmologist and we have many patients on a maintenance of FML, if it will be unavailable for a long time we will need to come up with a long term solution. ## For the ointment, the reason is listed as there being a shortage of the raw materials, so if that is specific to the actual drug ingredient, it would only make sense that it would also affect the solution. They do say that it should be resolved by the end of th...

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Nevanac 0.1%

eve drops ## Are there any coupons to reduce my cost of Nevanac? I have been taking it for 15 months to reduce the inflamation in both eyes after Catarac surgery. I use one bottle every 20 days with drops placed in each eye three times a day. My currint cost after Medicare is $74 per bottle. ## my husband has had cataract eye surgery then in 2 weeks will have surgery on the other eye which will mean another bottle of NEVANAC. The dosage is one drop three times a day for 3 weeks He is 79 and money is scarce. We also have to buy two other drops again for the second eye. We would appreciate any help you could give us in the form of rebate or coupon for the next bottle ## The manufacturer Novartis does have a patient assistance program that might be able to help. To see what drugs are cover...

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Bio prexum plus?

Is Bio Prexum Plus and Prexum Plus the same thing? I have been on Bio Prexum Plus for about 8 months. Lately I've had rally sore and itchy eyes. I have tried three different eye drops that have previously helped me. Can you help me Pease? hank you for the advice. ## Yes, they are the same, they both contain the active ingredient Perindopril, which is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and certain cardiac conditions. Its typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Do you have any allergies that you know of? The symptoms you're experiencing with your eyes could be allergy symptoms.

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Dorzolamide - Timolol Opth Soln 10 ML

I have been on Dorzolamide - Timolol for the past eight months , for use in one eye . This drug has reduced my eye pressure from 21 to 13 . I receive a 10 ML vial or bottle, which should last approximately 45 days . However after about 28 days the bottle is empty with proper use . What i discovered in the first four bottles is that , they were approx. 70 % full . I registered a complaint with my health insurance , which informed me to check the level of the bottle before leaving the pharmacy. When i acquired the fifth bottle , it was completely filled or 100%. I served on a Grand Jury for medicaid fraud . This is no doubt a case of fraud . A prescription bottle of Dorzolamide - Ttimolol 10 ML should be filled to the top of the bottle. ## Have you informed your pharmacy of the issue? Hav...

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Prefrin Eye Drops For Red Eyes

Ophthalmologist prescribed PREFRIN eye drops for red eyes nearly 20 years ago. Is it available now? My problem is allergic in nature (itchy eyes = angular conjunctivitis mild at inner angles of eyes ). Appreciate response from OLD-TIMERS. ## I have had prefrin prescribed approximately 25 years ago and I use this daily although cautioned by optomotrists that this could lead to a permanent red vessel eye condition. I do however find these drops comfortable to use and the removal of red in my eyes. I can no longer find this product and pharmacies all indicate"out of stock". I assume that the product is no longer available and perhaps I could be informed of a replacement or alternative product. Information would greatly be appreciated. ## I used to use Prefrin in the 80's & ...

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