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Author:  ibigvolfan [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Alphagan

Is there a milder drug that does the same thing as Alphagan? Alphagan works but it really makes my eyes itch bad while I have it in.

Author:  Broken Eyes [ Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:02 pm ]
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Try diluting it with artificial tears. That's what I do. Put a drop or two of preservative-free tears in your eye, and without blinking, add a drop of Alphagan, then close your eye for about 10 seconds, then add another drop or two of artificial tears -- it's ok if it spills over at this point. After a few minutes use artificial tears again.

This method should reduce the irritation.

Author:  Scientist [ Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Pilocarpine

You may also ask your doctor about trying dilute pilocarpine solution. You should be forewarned that use of pilocarpine has been associated with retinal detachment.

No idea how big a risk use of a very dilute solution would be over the long term... it is also associated with headaches and ocular surface irritation.

Once you have a bad LASIK outcome the answer isn't as simple as pupil shrinking drops. They have side effects.
Alphagan loses its effectiveness with continued use and can actually produce a rebound effect where pupils become enlarged. Aaack!

Isn't it interesting that LASIK surgeons claim that pupil size doesn't matter, and then hand you pupil shrinking drugs when you have post-LASIK visual disturbances? Hmmmm.

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