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Tip for Corneal Suture Removal Antibiotics – Saving a few bucks

20 Nov

When you are in recovery from corneal transplant, your doctor will begin removing sutures – a few at a time each visit (providing everything is going well.)  Each time you leave you’ll be asked to drop antibiotics for 3-4 days several times per day.   A tiny amount, all in all.

The tip I have is this… ask the doctor or assistants if you can have a sample antibiotic (left by drug reps) rather than a prescription.  The samples have just the right number of drops for 4×3 or 3×3 and are meant to be given away for free.  This can save you the cost of the antibiotics and a trip to the drug store.   Even ask them to give you several bottles to be used on the subsequent visit (they have a decent shelf life.)

The doctors can get more, trust me.

This might save you $30-40 per visit.Antibiotics for Corneal Transplant Suture removal

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2011 in Surgery-Story, Tips

 

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