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IF $100 for eye drops/3mll...how much would a cup of said

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iF i AM PAYING $100 for eye drops/3mll...how much would a cup
of said drops cost? Also what is the definition of ointment as
applied to 'putting ointment' in one's eyes? How long does it
usually take for one's eyes to correct after cataract surgery.
Whereas before I never needed glasses to read, now I do have
to wear those 'reader's' when i use the computer or read. Also
night driving now finds it hard to read even the big overhead
signs on the highway..will this in time correct itself or is this
a permanet thing after cataract surgery?
thank you,
Jean VanBael
Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today. I will address your questions in order:

Dr. Rick :

1. If 3 ml costs $100 and, assuming, no volume price discounts are available then:

Dr. Rick :

one ounce = 29.58 ml and there are 8 ounces in a cup so your cost would be $986.00 per ounce which works out to $7,888.00 for a cupful.

Dr. Rick :

2. Ointment is a gooey substance that stays in place for a bit. It can blur your vision.

Dr. Rick :

3. This depends on many, many factors. Some people see very well the next day, some people take months or more. If you could tell me more about what is going in your case I would be happy to discuss it with you.

Dr. Rick :

4. It sounds like you had a successful cataract surgery and just need some minor eyeglass prescription to assist you with making some of your distance and near tasks crystal clear.

Dr. Rick :

5. It is hard to tell if this situation is going to be permanent in your case without knowing more about your case: How long ago was your surgery, were there any complications, etc...

Dr. Rick :

Whew! That is a lot of questions for $20. I hope you have found my answers helpful.

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