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Old 12-12-2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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new drug "ocriplasmin"

Has anyone been advised the next course of action when vitrectomy fails is to try the new injection "ocriplasmin"?

I was also advised by my Dr. that moving forward when this is vailable, doctors my use this as the first course of action as oposed to Sx.

Any thoughts?

 
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:06 AM   #2
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Re: new drug "ocriplasmin"

I'd be awfully wary of trying such new things, where you can't do a search and find all the possible adverse effects. You didn't say why you had the vitrectomy, floaters or something like that? You've read all the posts about that? ONE opthalmologist told me vitrectomy wouldn't remove SCARS, tho' I'd always heard it would. He also prescribed some drops that aren't supposed to be given people with Dry Eye, Diabetes, etc., was a $100 prescription, but I had Part D insurance, paid $53. Hadn't evidently read the warning leaflet, that patient doesn't get until after buying. Drop felt like wax on my cornea, and lowered my vision for at least a few days. I think it's gotten better. By instinct, I had only used it once a day instead of 3X until I could get the leaflet enlarged to read it. Good luck.

 
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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Re: new drug "ocriplasmin"

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I'd be awfully wary of trying such new things, where you can't do a search and find all the possible adverse effects. You didn't say why you had the vitrectomy, floaters or something like that? You've read all the posts about that? ONE opthalmologist told me vitrectomy wouldn't remove SCARS, tho' I'd always heard it would. He also prescribed some drops that aren't supposed to be given people with Dry Eye, Diabetes, etc., was a $100 prescription, but I had Part D insurance, paid $53. Hadn't evidently read the warning leaflet, that patient doesn't get until after buying. Drop felt like wax on my cornea, and lowered my vision for at least a few days. I think it's gotten better. By instinct, I had only used it once a day instead of 3X until I could get the leaflet enlarged to read it. Good luck.
Thanks for your reply. Saw another doctor for 2nd opinion. He was strongly against this new drug. Too new and would not heal my macular hole. I started with a cyst on the macular in my right eye; had a vitrectomy. While healing my left eye also had a cyst then a hole and surgery for the left. This one was not successful.

Scheduled to have surgery mid January. Your right about the Rx, never know exactly what it is until after you pay for it.
PS...the drops I was taking changed the color of my eyes. I had hazel eyes. Now I have a light hazel with a blue ring.

 
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