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what do BE and LE on a prescription for eye drops mean

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what do BE and LE on a prescription for eye drops mean
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  URDOC replied 4 years ago.
Hi,

What symptoms are you having and what medications are you talking about?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I have had glaucoma for a long time. Then recently I had detached retina in left eye. Since the op for that the intraocular pressure went high and has stayed high and di not respond to treatment. So they have changed all my eye drops. I now have Travatan and the letter said OD BE, Cosopt and it said BD BE and Alphegan and it said BD LE. I think I know what BE and LE might mean but want confirmation.
Expert:  URDOC replied 4 years ago.
Hi,

BE would mean both eyes and LE would mean left eye.

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