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I had some bleeding in my right eye. The Doctor gave me an iv. Yold me to stay out of sun for three days. Gave me a prescription of :Trimethoprim Sol Polymyxn. I am not clear when to use it: today (after the laser of yesterday or brgin immediately? M. McReynolds e-m***@******.***
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Eye Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 6 years ago
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You should start immediately.
This is just a precaution to prevent infection.
So this should be started.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
I fear that I didn't makeit clear that after the iv the dr.proceeded to do a LASER onthe bleeding eye. What I read about the medication, it could open the wound after it had been lasered.if applied now rather than 3 weekslater McReynolds
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Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 6 years ago
I am a retina specialist. It sounds like what you had done is called photodynamic therapy. The chemical that was used can make you very sensitive to the sunlight for a few days.
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Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 6 years ago
it is ok to use the medication the doctor gave you. As Dr.ThomasMd told you this is an antibiotic to help prevent infection. It will not hurt your eye in any way nor will it cause the wound to open.
Here is a good article on this treatment:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/macular-degeneration/treatment.html
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