what is name of LASIK Steroid Drops being used ?

Discussion in 'PRK' started by satpak77, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. satpak77

    satpak77 Registered User

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    Guys

    Civilian here, flying contract King Air stuff in support of USG.

    Enough of that- my question is I plan to get LASIK this year....the various civilian docs are using civilian Walgreens Pharmacy precription eye drops. I plan to get WaveFront Guided LASIK (per NASA, USAF and other recommendations) instead of "standard LASIK."

    With that said, what are the military doctors prescribing for eye drops, I believe they are a steroid type eye drop but I have not been able to find much info on them. The info I did find was that the steroid drops reportedly reduce the post-op problems significantly, versus other drops.

    Thank you
     
  2. brenbuck

    brenbuck Chopperin' None

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    I got WaveFront Guided PRK. Careful with the LASIK....it looks like some branches, even Navy are starting to look at it in a study. But PRK is probably safer if you want to fly military later on. It is still what recruiters and my doctor recommended.

    Anyways, they gave me Omnipred for a steroid drop.
     
  3. Gator NFO

    Gator NFO former TACAMO NFO None

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    I had PRK a couple of months ago and the doc gave me Flarex steroid drops.
     
  4. shutout39

    shutout39 Member None

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    Wavefront Lasik 6 months ago and I got Omni Pred (prednisolone ophthalmic). Its creamy white stuff that drips to the back of your nasal passages and you can actually taste it.
     
  5. satpak77

    satpak77 Registered User

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    Thanks guys, great info
     

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