Allergic to eye drops ?

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Hi I'm hoping someone might be able to give me some advice. I had a cataract operation 2 days ago in my right eye ( I have glaucoma and cataracts in both ) so I know it's early days. I just wondered if anybody has been on maxitrol and prednisolene eye drops after surgery. I don't know if it's just coincidence ( or bad luck) but the right eye is streaming every time I use drops especially prednisolene which stings like hell and the right side of my nose is streaming too. I'm constantly blowing it (which I'm sure can't be helping my eye) . I just can't decide if it's a cold and came on as soon as I had the cataract op or if I'm allergic to the drops. Would be thankful for any advice.

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    I had 2 types of drops as well when my left cataract was done last year. You do get sensitivity to light, the eye can feel sore and it stung so I would think it normal. What the eye hospital did say is that if you are concerned, call and see them. Best advice!
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      Thanks Dennis, sure it'll settle soon and at hospital on Monday regarding glaucoma so will def mention it there.
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    I'm severely allergic to the eye drops they use to dilate the eyes during a pre-op and probably the same drops used during surgery. 3 pre-ops and my face swells, my nose, throat, forehead... my whole face swells up and the blasted thing lasts about a month! I only clicked as to what caused it after my last pre-op last November when it happened again (swelling) soon after the pre-op drops were applied to both my eyes!

    Dennis' reply is good advice... I'd call the eye clinic/hospital and see what they say.

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      That's severe frankiefoo and I thought I had problems, hope you don't have to go through that ever again and there is an alternative drop for you.
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    When I had a post cataract operation problem with eye drops I phoned the out of hours number I had been given. If you did not get one phone the hospital and ask to be put through the ophthalmology ward
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      Thanks Derek I did ring them the day after because one of the drops said on the information leaflet not to be taken if you have glaucoma ( which I do ) hospital said it'd be fine the dr wouldn't have prescribed them if there was an issue. Never thought I'd be looking forward to a hospital appt. but be glad to get there on Monday. Thanks for advice Derek.
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      I find that the eye department is the most responsive. If only cardiologly were the same!
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    Don't your aftercare instructions include the suggestion to contact wherever you had the op if you have any questions?   If I were you I'd be doing that without delay 
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      Yes I rang and was told it just takes time to settle ( it is only 2 days since op ) still I'm glad I'm at the glaucoma clinic on Monday because first check up appt. following cataract op isn't until 7/12 which I personally think is to long to check alls OK. 
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