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A healthcare provider may prescribe Ocufen for use before eye surgery. This medication is a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and it is used to prevent the pupil from constricting during surgery. It comes in the form of an eye drop; typically, it is used every half an hour, starting two hours before surgery. Possible side effects may include eye burning, stinging, and irritation.
- Ocufen comes in the form of an eye drop that is normally used every half an hour, starting two hours before surgery.
- To prevent contamination with bacteria, do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including your eye.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Using more drops than prescribed will not make the medication more effective, and may cause side effects.