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Hello, My better half just had surgery for strabismus and

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Hello,

My better half just had surgery for strabismus and we were told to use a sodium chloride on a compress on his eyes on and off for the next few days. When we got home we realized we picked up lactated ringers instead. Can this be used for tonight until the pharmacy opens again?

Thanks!
Hello,

Lactated ringer should not be used instead of sodium chloride for the compresses of eyes. You can make your own sodium chloride (normal saline) as following, at home;

www.ccac-ont.ca/Upload/mh/General/Preparing_Normal_Saline.pdf


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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank you!
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Hello again,

We got the saline. Thank you again. I have another question.

He accidentally sprayed cat milk/food from a stuck syringe while trying to feed a kitten into the affected eye. His doctor is not in for advice, so how should he proceed? Can he use the saline to clean out the eye? Any other suggestions?

Thank you!
You are very welcome.

Yes, saline is the best to clean the eye. No other solution is usually advised.

It is privilege assisting you.

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