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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 36 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!
Last updated Aug 8, 2014

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