When using Ocufen, the dose is the same for everyone -- 1 drop in the affected eye about every 30 minutes, beginning 2 hours before the surgery. A total of four drops are applied over this two-hour period. Make sure to avoid touching the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the eye, to prevent contamination of the medicine.
There is only one standard recommended dose of Ocufen® (flurbiprofen ophthalmic). As is always the case, do not adjust the amount unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
The standard recommended dosage of Ocufen for use before eye surgery is one drop in the affected eye about every half an hour, beginning two hours prior to the scheduled surgery. A total of four drops will be applied to the eye over the two-hour period.
Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Ocufen include the following:
- 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. If you are using this medicine in both eyes, your healthcare provider should give you two bottles -- one bottle for each 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.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Ocufen dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.