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Made a mistake

Postby Green » Fri 24 Sep 2021 9:53 am

You know how eyedrop bottles look very similar..last night I grabbed out of date steroid drops instead of hypromellose as I flood my eye before and after inserting/removing my RGP.
I didn't realise till a couple of hours later.
I'll discard that lens as I know lenses are affected by steroid drops.
I have no symptoms of any kind, no discomfort, but anxious because my eye had a massive overdose of steroid drops.
Do you reckon it's OK?

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Re: Made a mistake

Postby gsward » Fri 24 Sep 2021 10:51 am

One dose of steroid is unlikely to have any lasting effect on you or the lens. Normally in use steroid eyedrops (dexamethasone) are used at least once a day and often many times more to be effective. Is this the same eye you are waiting for a cataract?

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Re: Made a mistake

Postby Green » Fri 24 Sep 2021 11:09 am

No this was my "good" (old grafted) eye with RGP.
When I say 'flood' I mean squeeze hard on the bottle twice, eye awash, so far greater than even hourly drops

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Re: Made a mistake

Postby gsward » Fri 24 Sep 2021 11:38 am

I suspect the excess would flood away and not be absorbed anyway.


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