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Muro 128 Medication
Please resubmit: with clarification as to what types of problems you are expeirening. Thanks. ...Read more
Can you wear contact lenses with muro 128 if you wait 15 minutes after using. How many minutes should you wait to put in glaucoma drop after muro drop?
Yes: My advice with any ocular prescribed medication is to wait a minute of 5' between drop instillation. As far as contact lens wear, as long as your treating MD (ie the doctor who is recommending Muro 128 for decreasing corneal edema) has indicated to you that wearing contacts is reasonably safe, then similarly wait 5'+. Don't use the Muro ointment with contacts though. You may use it at bedtime. ...Read more
I put Muro 128 in my eyes after PRK, and since then I'm seeing starbursts on lights (1 month after). Can Muro128 cause this?
Possibly: Starburst phenomena after PRK is not unusual and is due to the irregularities of healing epithelium (the skin cells on the outer layer of the cornea). Muro 128 is a dessicant, that is, a salt water type solution designed to dry up swelling in the cornea. I would think the starburst is more from the surgery, and the drops were prescribed to help that. Recommend follow up- usually gone after 1 mo ...Read more
I have constant circular ring blue and brown scars on my corneal surface due to chemical burns. It is a chronic. Can muro 128 5% be used to heal this?
No: Muro 128 is 5% sodium chloride and can only help in the case of loose epithelial cells as in recurrent corneal erosion. ...Read more
Can Muro 128 cause permanent changes in vision when used at week 2-3 post PRK laser surgery? I'm experiencing scattered vision around lights. (week 4)
No effect: Muro 128 can be useful for eye dryness. It will not alter the effect of LASIK vision correction. IF your ophthalmologist indicates that you need Muro 128, then use it as directed. ...Read more
I used muro 128 without asking my doctor 2 weeks after PRK. A day later, I'm getting starbursts, havn't gone away (week 4). Is there permanent change?
See ur eye doc: U shd visit your eye doctor and have him examine your eyes especially since u used Muro 128 ( 5% sodium chloride eye drops) on ur own and are now having some problems. He will be able to guide you properly after examination. ...Read more
I used muro 128 without asking my doctor 2 weeks after PRK. A day later, I'm getting starbursts, haven't gone away (week 4). Is there permanent change?
Sodium chloride opht: Common reactions to Muro 128 are transient ocular stinging and burning. ...Read more
Can I use both muro 128 and refresh lacrilube (artificial tears) at night in an eye that suffers from recurrent corneal erosion?
Well: This kind a specific question can only be answered by your ophthalmologist contact them ...Read more
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