I was diagnosed with Ocular Rosacea a few weeks ago. I've been prescribed Carmellose eye drops to use at least four times a day and will see the ophthalmologist again in a few months.
The drops are in single dose units, in small phials, where the top has to be twisted off and the phial itself squeezed to put the drops into my eyes. They have no preservative in them, which is important for me. I have arthritis in my hands, which makes twisting and squeezing painful and difficult. The first prescription I had for the drops were fine, but the second prescription, where the drops were made by a different company, have proved impossible for me to use. Thankfully, my husband is able to twist the top off and put the drops in for me, but I'm extremely irritated that I can't do it myself.
I spoke to the pharmacist, who told me that they have no control over which companies are used to fill their prescriptions, but she would make a note of it and pass it on to them.
Has anyone else had the same problem with these phials? If so, what did you do? I'm pretty sure the eye problem is going to be ongoing, i.e. it won't be cured, just managed, so I'm going to be using eye drops for the duration. Any thoughts would be gratefully received.