LASIK LASER EYE SURGERY

ARTIFICIAL LUBRICANTS

MAJOR ARTIFICIAL LUBRICANTS

Advanced Vision Research   
Thera Tears
(0.25% sodium carboxymethylcellulose)
 

Patented electrolyte balance.
Becomes preservative-free on contact.

Alcon
Bion Tears
(Dextran70 - 0.1%,
hydroxypropyl methylcellulose - 0.3%)
Contains sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc and bicarbonate.
Preservative-free.
Tears Naturale Free
(Dextran70 - 0.1%,
hydroxypropyl methylcellulose - 0.3%)
Contains hydrochloric acid and / or sodium hydroxide (to adjust PH), potassium chloride, purified water, sodium borate, sodium chloride.
Tears Naturale II
(Dextran70 - 0.1%,
hydroxypropyl methylcellulose - 0.3%)
Preserved with PolyQuad.
Allergan 
Refresh Tears
(polyvinyl alcohol 1.4%, povidone 0.6 %)

Recommended for mild dry eye.

Refresh Plus
(polyvinyl alcohol)

Recommended for moderate dry eye.
Preservative-free.

Celluvisc
(carboxymethylcellulose sodium 1%)

Recommended for severe dry eye.
Preservative-free.

Bausch & Lomb
Moisture Eyes
(propylene glycol)

Available in preservative and
preservative-free.

Moisture Eyes PM
(white petrolatum, mineral oil)

For nightime relief. Preservative free.

Ciba Vision
HypoTears
lubricant eye drops
(polyvinyl alcohol)

Features sodium perborate,
a unique disappearing preservative.
For mild dry eye.

GenTeal
lubricant eye drops
(hydroxypropyl methylcellulose)

Features sodium perborate.
For moderate dry eye.

GenTeal
lubricant eye gel
(hydroxypropyl methylcellulose)

Features sodium perborate.
Transforms from gel to liquid.
For severe dry eye.


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