Hypromellose - protector of the epithelium of the cornea

Description of the properties of hypromellose.

Hypromellose is referred to as a protector of the corneal epithelium, which has a lubricating and softening effect with a decrease in the secretion of tear fluid.

The preparation has a high viscosity, due to which the contact of hypromellose with the cornea of ​​the eye is prolonged. The refractive index is as close as possible to natural tear.

Restores and stabilizes the optical characteristics of the tear film. Protects the cornea of ​​the eye with reduced fluid secretion, can increase the effect of other drops for the eyes.

    • 1. Indications for use
    • 2. Contraindications to the use of
    • 3. Side effects of
    • 4. Application and dosage of
    • 5. Specific guidance from
    • 6. Analogues of
    • 7. Price of
    • 8. Feedback on the use of the drug

Indications for use

The drug is indicated for the following visual impairment:

  • eyelid deformation,
  • lagophthalmus,
  • insufficient lacrimation( dry eye syndrome),
  • discomfort as a result of plasti
    c surgery on the eyelids,
  • as a restorative after thermal or chemical burns of the conjunctiva and cornea,
  • trophic ulcers on the cornea,
  • keratopathy,
  • bullous corneal changes,
  • recovery after keratoplasty or keratoectomy,
  • in keratosis,
  • eye irritation caused by exposure to smoke, dust, cold,wind, sun, salt water, etc.,
  • allergic reactions,
  • for disinfecting tear fluid,
  • after the procedure for removal of foreign bodies and toxic substances from the eyes,
  • It is used as an auxiliary tool in conducting gonioscopy, electrooculography, electroretinography, echobiometry.

Contraindications to the use of the drug

This drug has some contraindications for use:

  • marked hypersensitivity to the substances making up the drug,
  • acute form of chemical burn of conjunctiva and cornea,
  • lactation period,
  • pregnancy at all times.
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Side effects of

The use of hypromellose can cause the following undesirable reactions:

  • allergy to the components that are included in the preparation,
  • feeling of gluing the eyelids( since a drug solution of sufficiently high viscosity),
  • short blurring of vision after direct use,
  • burning sensation in the eye,
  • mucosal irritation.

Application and dosing of

Hypromellose is instilled locally, the usual dose is 2 drops 8 times per day in a conjunctival sac. If necessary, you can drip every 2 drops. The course of treatment is 2 weeks.

For additional studies( gonioscopy, electrooculography, electro-retinography, echobiometric examination of the bottom of the eyeball, 1-2 drops are instilled once.)

Special instructions

Before using this medication, the following guidelines must be observed:

  1. Contact lenses before instillation must be removed and installed no earlier than40 minutes after the direct administration of the drug.
  2. When blurred vision is recommended to refrain from driving the vehicleand classes of activities that by their kind require increased attention and speed of reactions.


This medication has analogues, which by action are as much as possible to the original, but differ in cost.

  1. Defisles .As well as hypromellosis, it is a protector of the epithelial tissue of the cornea of ​​the eye. It is able to have a protective and moisturizing effect on the cornea with a decrease in secretion of tear fluid secretions. Similarly to hypromellose, this preparation has a viscous structure, which greatly prolongs the duration of the action of the solution with the cornea of ​​the eye. The refractive index of one to one corresponds to a natural tear. The effect of the defix stabilizes, restores and reproduces all the optical parameters of the tear film. The cost of this analogue is 42 rubles in Russia and 12 UAH in Ukraine.
  2. Artificial tear .This tool is used in ophthalmology locally. The active ingredient - hypromellose - is a rejuvenator of the corneal epithelium, and also has an emollient and lubricating effect, has an ultrahigh viscosity, which can increase the duration of contact of this solution with the cornea. The price - almost corresponds to the original and is 110 rubles in Russia and 33 hryvnia in Ukraine.

  3. Lacrisin is a complete analog of hypromellose in action and price.

  4. Ophthalmoferon .The drug is able to have an antiviral and immunomodulatory effect. The therapeutic effect of the drug is due to its composition: the main component - interferon, an auxiliary - diphenhydramine. There are substances in the composition that perform the function of artificial tears, thus prolonging the effect of the drug.

  5. Taufon. Eye drops, which are used in cases of dystrophic eye diseases. Excellent stimulate energy and metabolic processes in all tissues of the eyes, accelerates the healing process in cases of injury to the cornea. The drops are absolutely harmless, except for hypersensitivity.
  6. Slezin. Refers to keratoprotective drugs, the basis of which is an artificial tear. Used to protect and intensively moisturize the cornea of ​​the eye, as well as to increase the stability of tear film. The use of teardrop for pregnant women is prescribed only if the benefit for the expectant mother is significantly higher than the estimated risk for the unborn child. If contact lenses are used, they must be removed and reinstalled before instillation of the preparation, but not earlier than one hour after use.
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The cost of this drug in Russia is 195 rubles, in Ukraine - 47 hryvnia. This price is more acceptable than the price of some analog products.

Feedback on the use of

No negative feedback has been found on the use of the ophthalmic agent in question, and positive ones suggest a rapid and effective recovery of vision and maintaining a normal state for a long time. More details of the reviews can be found below.

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