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Pronunciation: off THAL mik ir i GAE tion (IN tra OK yoo lar)
Brand: Balanced Salt Solution, BSS, BSS Plus, Endosol Extra, Navstel
Intraocular ophthalmic irrigation is used to maintain the natural condition of your eye during eye surgery.
After surgery, call your doctor if you have vision problems, eye pain or redness, or increased sensitivity to light.
Intraocular ophthalmic (inside the eye) irrigation is a sterile cleansing solution.
Intraocular ophthalmic irrigation is used to maintain the natural condition of the eye during a surgical procedure such as cataract surgery.
Intraocular ophthalmic irrigation may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
To make sure intraocular ophthalmic irrigation is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether intraocular ophthalmic irrigation will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether intraocular ophthalmic irrigation passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Intraocular ophthalmic irrigation is injected into the eye during surgery. A healthcare provider will give you this injection.
Because you will receive intraocular ophthalmic irrigation in a surgical setting, you are not likely to miss a dose.
Since this medication is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
Common side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on intraocular ophthalmic irrigation used in the eyes. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Your pharmacist can provide more information about intraocular ophthalmic irrigation.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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