What is in the eye drops?
The drops contain a very dilute solution of dipyridamole in a stabilized saline solution.
Are the drops safe?
Dipyridamole is commonly used as an oral drug in amounts between 200 and 400mg/dose. Each drop contains approximately 1/50000 of this amount. In all tests so far conducted, this amount is so small as to be considered completely safe in all cases. However, we recommend you discuss this and all medical treatments with your doctor, as this is always wise.
How many drops should I apply?
One or two drops per eye, once or twice per day is sufficient. There is no danger if excess drops are applied.
How long will it take to completely heal a pinguecula or pterygium?
Although relief of symptoms such as redness, dry eye and the gritty feeling of a foreign body in the eye may occur in a week or even less, complete retraction and removal of a pinguecula or pterygium can take a year or more. As changes are gradual, regular appointments with an ophthalmologist who can measure the pinguecula may be necessary to gauge healing.
Are there any known side effects?
Some people report a slight stinging for a few moments after applying the eye drops, but this is uncommon. If you have this issue, allowing the drops to warm to room temperature before applying is advised.