Cataract surgery: Gently pull your lower eyelid down to form a pouch. This is the conjunctival sac. Instill 1 drop from the dropper container into the conjunctival sac up to 5 times during the 3 hours immediately before cataract surgery. Your doctor may then instruct you to instill 1 drop into the conjunctival sac at 15 minutes, 30 minutes, and 45 minutes after cataract surgery. While you are recovering from cataract surgery, you may be asked to put the drops in your eye 3 to 5 times daily, for up to 4 weeks.
Eye injury: Gently pull your lower eyelid down to form a pouch. This is the conjunctival sac. Instill 1 drop from the dropper container into the conjunctival sac 4 to 5 times a day, as directed by your doctor.
Follow your pharmacist's or doctor's instructions on proper use of the eye drops. To help prevent infections, do not touch the applicator tip to your eye or to any other surface. Wash your hands before using the medication. If you are unsure how to put the drops in your eyes, speak with your pharmacist or doctor for instructions.
If you are using additional medications in the form of eye drops, leave an interval of at least 5 minutes between drops. This will help prevent one medication from being washed out of the eye before it can become effective.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protected from light. Keep this and all other medications out of reach of children.
If you are using unpreserved, single-dose units, discard the open container after instilling the eye drops. If you are using a preserved, multi-dose bottle, discard any remaining solution 28 days after opening the container.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.