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1649137 tn?1301448224
Preparatory drugs for cataract surgery
I am shortly scheduled for surgery to remove a subcapsular posterior cataract in my right eye. The surgeon (who is highly respected) has prescribed 4 various ophthalmic solutions to prep the eye prior to the procedure, including Cyclogyl, Nevanac,Vigamox, and Phenylephrine Hcl, as well as Durazol postoperatively. I am extremely senstive to drugs of any kind - especially epinephrine - and generally avoid them. Are these all necessary for surgery? In addition, I have NO health insurance, and am obliged to pay for these out of pocket, which amounts to an astronomical expense. Are there alternatives? Your input is appreciated.
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233488 tn?1310696703
Yes there are much less expensive generic drugs:

cyclogyl: most surgeons do not use this preoperatively
phenylephrine: most surgeons do not use this pre-operatively
Nevanac: could use generic Acular (ketoralac) $15-$30
Vigamox: could use generic polytrim and ciprofloxacin or oculoflox
ALSO MOST OFFICES HAVE SAMPLES OF BRAND NAME ANTIBIOTICS

jch MD
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