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Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:23 pm

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hi all, just wondering if its my imagination,or has anyone else found this, when using the larger 15 ml size ocu glide or sil-ophtho silicone drops that despite being careful not to let the bottle tip touch anything,that when the bottle gets to about half empty it seems as if it [goes off] and seems to irritate the eye instead of lubricating, i note there is no use by date,but after checking online they are supposed to be usable if still clear with no clouding, and if only 1 or 2 drops daily are used then a number of months will have passed until the half empty stage,this never happens when i use the very small 3ml travel size of either brand, i can only think that it is air contamination of the contents, has anyone else experienced this.

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Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:31 am

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Hi Alec good to see you .... I don't use ocu-glide but when on serious eye drops (atropine et all) I was told to throw away after one month no matter how much is left and no matter how careful you think you've been in not touching the eye .......and never use drops in a bathroom or where there is a toilet. cheers vera

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Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:27 am

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The 10ml is a small enough amount to get me through the month (my surgeon just recommended I use Refresh instead of the Gel Systane)
~ I only use it if I have been gardening (air borne dust etc) Try buying the smaller amounts on-line to get a better deal. I know larger is better re: cost but...

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Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:57 am

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Irish_In_Oz wrote:
.......and never use drops in a bathroom or where there is a toilet. cheers vera

Don't even want to go there !

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Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:25 pm

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thanks vera, libport, halfbusted, for your comments, yes you would expect a discard after 30 days notice,but its not there, nor is there any expiry date, luckily the 3ml travel size is used up quite quickly although more expensive especially when you also pay for a courier from the US ,but what can you do, i take your point vera, but you were born in ireland, most houses are not large, and most people have the medicine cabinet in the bathroom hygienic or not, never mind we have lived this long maybe we will last a bit longer ha ha ha.

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Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:37 am

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Hi Alec; we had no bathroom or hot water!!!!! 2 up 2 down coronation type off the street house; the only time we saw grass or tree was at the cemetery. I was told about the toilet thing 2yrs ago. I got a cornea ulcer on my seeing eye; and my specialist said it could be out of date makeup and where did I put it on ... I said bathroom ..... he said the amount of bacteria in 1 loo flush was close to 1million ...... he told me 21 yrs ago that even if drops still there chuck in a month ...
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Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:44 pm

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thanks vera ,there is no doubt its sound advice, but old habits die hard,the only place with running water and privacy is the bathroom, and i am one of those cursed with having to take it out for daily cleaning, but for sure i will now discard all drops after 1 month

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