When using Prolensa, the dose is the same for everyone -- 1 drop in the affected eye starting the day before the surgery, and continued the day of the surgery and for 14 days following the surgery. 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 Prolensa™ (bromfenac ophthalmic solution). As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
The usual recommended dosage of Prolensa to treat inflammation and pain from cataract surgery is one drop into the affected eye(s) once a day, starting 1 day prior to surgery, continued on the day of surgery, and for 14 days following surgery. Using the medicine for more than one day before surgery or for longer than 14 days after surgery may increase the risk for developing problems with the cornea.
Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Prolensa include the following:
- Prolensa comes in the form of an eye drop. It is normally used once a day.
- You will usually begin using Prolensa the day before your surgery, and continue using it every day for 14 days after your surgery.
- To prevent contamination with bacteria, do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including your eye.
- You can use Prolensa with other eye drop medicines. Just be sure to wait at least five minutes between using each medicine.
- If you wear contacts, you must remove them before using Prolensa. You may reinsert contact lenses 10 minutes after your dose.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Using more drops than prescribed will not make the medication work better, and may cause side effects.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Prolensa dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.