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can I use refresh pm lubricant eye ointment if it is past the expiration

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caridad Santos
64 years experience Ophthalmology
Use less or avoid: Any ointment causes blurriness. You may be suing too much: just a bit will do. If blurriness persists stop using the ointment and stick to long lasti ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
yes: As long as the bottles were not opened so that sterility is not an issue, then they can be used after the expiration date as there is no medication in ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
36 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : Yes , that would be no problem.
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Dr. George Yang
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: There are no eye drop restrictions following dilation.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
If sealed it is OK: There is nothing in Refresh plus that would decay unless stored in excessive heat. As long as the bottle/ container is undisturbed and the solution w ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Little difference: Nightime lubricant ointments are all purified petroleum. Read the labels and you will see little difference in the major components. Start with the ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Lingering ointment: Refresh™ pm ointment lingers in the eye's tear film for a long time. Depending on how much you instill and when you put it in and how long you are sle ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Expired ointment?: Eye preparations have to be discarded after 30 days from day of dispensing regardless of the expiry date on the product. You need to have your sister ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Ointment: Minimal if any ointment is absorbed systemically so it does not really enter the systemic circulation. Whatever minute amount that it absorbed would ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably: Most eye ointments have an expiration date about two years from time of purchase. Yours is almost certainly in that time frame if you got it three mo ... Read More

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