A GIFT FOR OUR CATARACT PATIENTS By Dr. Martha Jay, Ophthalmologist at Madison Medical Eye Care with offices in Mequon & Saukville, Wisconsin
This holiday season we have a gift for our cataract patients: we have simplified the drops you use after cataract surgery! We heard you when you said the surgery was nothing but the drops were quite a chore. We had been using three types of drops, each in their own bottle. Not only was it annoying to deal with all the bottles but Insurance coverage for the drops was inconsistent, some plans covered them and some did not. That meant that not only did you have the fuss with three different bottles, you might have had to contend with a significant out-of-pocket expense to purchase them.
Over the last few months we have been transitioning to an all-in-one eye drop bottle for our cataract patients. A pharmacy combines all three kinds of drops in a single bottle for your convenience. You get the benefit of a steroid drop (like prednisone), a strong antibiotic drop and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drop (like Advil) all in one. The new product is called Pred-Gati-Brom as it contains Prednisolone (the steroid), Gatifloxacin (the antibiotic) and Bromfenac (the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory). All three are necessary to be sure your eye heals well after cataract surgery so you can enjoy the best possible vision.
Convenience is one thing but what about cost? The new drops are very reasonably prices at $50 per bottle which is enough for one eye. We dispense the drops in the office when you come in for the pre-operative measurements prior to surgery. Compared with the hundreds of dollars patients were spending on the three separate drops, this is quite a deal.
Easier to use and costing less, what’s not to like? MERRY CHRISTMAS, enjoy your delayed present on us.
Dr. Martha Jay is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist (Eye Physician & Surgeon) specializing in medical and surgical eye care such as small incision cataract surgery and blade-free LASIK. She practices at Madison Medical Eye Care with offices in Mequon & Saukville, Wisconsin.
For more eye care information, call 262-241-1919 or visit www.MadisonMedicalEyeCare.com.