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Ocufen® (flurbiprofen ophthalmic) is a prescription drug used prior to certain eye surgeries to help prevent the pupil from constricting (becoming smaller). It comes in the form of an eye drop and is used every 30 minutes, starting 2 hours before the surgery.
Ocufen eye drops are not appropriate for everyone. You may not be able to use this medication safely if you have certain allergies or other medical conditions. The drug's safety information should be discussed thoroughly with your healthcare provider before you start using Ocufen.
Although most people tolerate this medicine well, Ocufen can cause side effects, such as eye irritation, burning, and stinging. If negative reactions do occur, they tend to be minor and easily treated.
(For more information on this medication, click Ocufen. This eMedTV article describes how this eye drop works and offers some safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
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