Eye Care Expert Forum
Expired Vigamox
About This Forum:

Our Ask-A-Doctor Eye Care Forum is where you can post your question and receive a personal answer from physicians affiliated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar_universal
Expired Vigamox
I have a LASIK procedure scheduled in a week. My optometrist wrote me a prescription for Vigamox. I actually have an Unopened bottle but realized the expiration date on the box is 12/2009. I was hoping to save the $100 and use the unopened bottle but do not know if that is such a wise idea. Are expired eye drops safe?
Discussion is closed
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
1573381_tn?1296151159
3 years is too long.  Sorry.

HV
Discussion is closed
Cancel
1932338_tn?1349223998
I am no Dr. but I believe in 3 years the Vigamox might lose it's effectiveness.  If it were me, this is one area I wouldn't cut back on because Vigamox is CRITICAL for your eye health after eye procedures.  You don't want to kick yourself if your eye heals with complications.

I too am always tring to save money where I can, but I would do without a new pair of shoes, jeans, or something else instead...just my two cents. ;-)
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Avatar_universal
A related discussion, expired vigamox was started.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
A
A
This Forum's Experts
711220_tn?1251894727
Sharper Vision Centers
Torrance, CA
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank