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Ocufen® (flurbiprofen ophthalmic) is a medication often prescribed for keeping the pupils from constricting (becoming smaller) during certain eye surgeries. It is a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and it works by preventing the muscles of the iris from causing the pupils to constrict.
Although most people tolerate it well, potential side effects include eye burning, stinging, and irritation. This medicine comes as an eye drop and is applied every half an hour, starting two hours before the surgery.
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