Dry Eye Treatments

Presentations and prices of ocular lubricants.

Find the most appropriate ocular lubricant for your patient with the MIMS dry eye treatments table.

Dry eye treatments aim to supplement and replace patients' natural tears. The majority of products are formulated as drops, also known as artificial tears. Gel preparations are thicker and may stay in the eye for longer. Ointments are usually used before bedtime to help stop the eyes drying out overnight.

The table shows the brand names of the preparations available, grouped by generic ingredient (including carbomer, carmellose, hypromellose and sodium hyaluronate), along with details of their dose form (drops, gel or ointment), strength, dosage, container (multi-dose or single use), cost and contact lens compatibility.

Links are provided to the full MIMS entries for more detailed prescribing information on each product.

Details of potential sensitising ingredients are listed in the complementary MIMS table of preservatives and potential sensitisers in ophthalmic preparations.

Go to the MIMS dry eye treatments table

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