Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose gel is indicated as a surgical aid during surgical procedures involving the anterior chamber of the eye, including extraction of the lens, and insertion of intraocular lenses. It maintains the depth of the anterior chamber during the whole surgical procedure and permits greater operative precision without the risk of damaging the endothelium of the cornea or other intraocular tissues.
Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose eye drop is used to treat dry eye conditions where not enough tears are produced to keep the eye lubricated and clean
Drugs for Dry eyes
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose belongs to the group of medicines known as artificial tears. It is used to relieve dryness and irritation caused by reduced tear flow. It helps prevent damage to the eye in certain eye diseases. Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose may also be used to moisten hard contact lenses and artificial eyes. In addition, it may be used in certain eye examinations.
Hypromellose stabilises and thickens the precorneal tear film and prolongs the tear film breakup time thereby promoting corneal wetting. It also lubricates and protects the eye.
For Dry Eyes:
- Adults and Children: Use 1 drop three or four times a day. This drug does not cause different side effects or problems in children than it does in adults.
Each pre-filled glass syringe is for single intraocular use only. The quantity injected into the anterior chamber of the eye must be adjusted according to the volume of the aqueous humour and the anatomical structure to be protected.
Hypersensitivity to any component of the product. The product should not be used when soft contact lenses are worn.
Eye discomfort, eye irritation, eye redness, tearing, eye sensitivity to light, sticky eyelashes, or temporary blurred vision.
: Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose has not been shown to cause birth defects or other problems in humans.
Lactation: Hydroxypropyl Methyl cellulose has not been reported to cause problems in nursing babies.
For Eye Drops
: If you experience eye pain, changes in vision, continued redness or irritation of the eye or if your symptoms continue for more than 3 days or become worse, check with your doctor.
For Eye Gel: Before use ensure the sterility of the product. Remove all the product by irrigation and/ or aspiration at the end of the procedure. Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose Gel eye solution should be injected with the provided angled cannula.
For Eye Drop
: Keep out of the reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place, away from heat and direct light. Do not use more than 4 weeks after opening.
For Eye Gel: Does not require refrigeration or any particular storage condition.