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If you are going to receive mitomycin ophthalmic during glaucoma surgery, your healthcare provider will apply the medicine on the surgical site. There is only one standard dosage for mitomycin ophthalmic, and it is used just once. This drug comes as a powder that is dissolved in sterile water to form a liquid. This liquid is then applied to the surgical site using sponges.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Mitomycin Ophthalmic

There is only one standard recommended dose of mitomycin ophthalmic (Mitosol®). It will be given by your healthcare provider during surgery.
 

Recommended Mitomycin Ophthalmic Dosing Guidelines

The standard dosage of mitomycin ophthalmic for use during glaucoma surgery is one vial (0.2 mg) dissolved in 1 mL of sterile water, applied topically to the surgical site. The medication is not injected into the eye.
 
Your healthcare provider will administer mitomycin ophthalmic during surgery by first saturating sponges with the medicine and then applying the sponges to the surgical area on your eye. The sponges are normally kept in place for two minutes and then removed.
 

General Information on Using Mitomycin Ophthalmic

Some considerations to keep in mind when receiving mitomycin ophthalmic include the following:
 
  • Mitomycin ophthalmic comes in the form of a powder that is dissolved in sterile water to form a liquid. It is applied directly to the eye during surgery.
 
  • This medicine is normally applied by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting.
 
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
 
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your mitomycin ophthalmic dose, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
 
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