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A 55-year-old female asked:

dry eyes.how long can preservative free eye drop vial be used? leaflet says discard after one time use. some doc say 1 day, some say save for 48 hrs.

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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Drops: My advice is that they can be used for 24 hours. Eye drops are tricky because it is easy to introduce an infection. Better to be safe than sorry!

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Last updated Aug 8, 2014

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