How long past the expiration date can you safely use glaucoma eye drops?
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How long past the expiration date can you safely use glaucoma eye drops?

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The official answer is that you cannot use them safely after the expiration date. See below for my personal experience.

Furthermore, the unofficial answer would differ between preserved and preservative-free drops as well as with the actual chemical medication itself, how it had been stored, and more.

As an unofficial answer for people who may not have a choice but to continue using expired eye drops (due to financial or supply reasons, or other unexpected / emergency issues) I can share my personal experience.

I have used drops that were multiple years past expiration and I did not have any problems and the drops continued to give me full efficacy. My drops were stored carefully the entire time. I have done the same with both preserved and preservative-free drops.

In your own case, most of you should probably be more careful than I am. I'm young and relatively healthy and I have not had trabs.

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