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Oculate Eye Drop

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Oculate Eye Drop is used before eye examinations and for treatment of certain eye condition called uveitis. It works by enlarging the pupil of the eyes and helps the doctor visualize the eye more closely. It also reduces redness and swelling in the eyes after cataract surgery.

Oculate Eye Drop is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Refrain from touching the tip of the dropper to any surface to avoid contaminating the eye drops.

Using Oculate Eye Drop can make your eyes more sensitive to light. Thus, wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from sunlight and other bright lights. The common side effects include burning sensation, irritation, or temporarily blurring of the vision. Usually, these symptoms resolve quickly.

However, if the symptoms persist for a longer duration, contact your doctor. It is not advised to drive after using this medicine as it may cause blurring of the vision.

Uses of Oculate Ophthalmic Solution

Side effects of Oculate Ophthalmic Solution

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Oculate

  • Eye irritation
  • Foreign body sensation in eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye itching
  • Stinging in the eyes
  • Increased intraocular pressure
  • Burning sensation in eye

How to use Oculate Ophthalmic Solution

This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Oculate Ophthalmic Solution works

Oculate Eye Drop is used to dilate or enlarge the pupil of the eye so that the doctor can examine the back of the eyeball. It may also be used to reduce pain in certain eye conditions.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Oculate Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Oculate Eye Drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
To reduce the amount of Oculate Eye Drop that reaches the breastmilk, place pressure over the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.
Driving
UNSAFE
Oculate Eye Drop may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Oculate Ophthalmic Solution?

If you miss a dose of Oculate Eye Drop, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Oculate Eye Drop
₹10.45/ml of Ophthalmic Solution
Pentocyl Eye Drop
Indiana Opthalmics
₹11/ml of Ophthalmic Solution
5% costlier
Cyclogyl Eye Drops
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹11.2/ml of Ophthalmic Solution
7% costlier

Quick Tips

  • Oculate Eye Drop enlarges the pupil for eye examination and is commonly used in adults.
  • It also reduces inflammation (redness and swelling) after cataract surgery.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute immediately after instilling the drop.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • Stinging sensation may occur for 1-2 mins. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzene & Substituted Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Patient Concerns

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I AM SUFFERING FROM UVEITIS FROM LAST 2 YEARS PL SUGEST ME THE DOCTOR DELHI NCR
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Eye 7 Centre for sight Shroff eye hospital
My eyes feel tired whenever I wake up and tend to sore with pain in the mornings
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Get ur eye examination by doc. . Use refresh tears eye drop three times also
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FAQs

Q. What is cyclopentolate hydrochloride ophthalmic solution or eye drop?

Cyclopentolate hydrochloride ophthalmic solution or eye drop is a mydriatic-anticholinergic drug. It is used to enlarge the pupil of the eye (preventing the eye from focusing) and to paralyze the lens temporarily before an eye examination or surgery and

Q. Why is Oculate Eye Drop prescribed for microbial keratitis?

Oculate Eye Drop is prescribed for microbial keratitis to help in controlling pain and to prevent synechia (adherence of iris to cornea) formation

Q. How long does Oculate Eye Drop take to work?

Oculate Eye Drop takes about 30-60 min to work

Q. How long does Oculate Eye Drop last?

It lasts for about 1 day.

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References

  1. Cyclopentolate. Maidenhead, Berkshire: Intrapharm Laboratories Limited; 2001 [revised 28 Mar. 2018]. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Cyclopentolate. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Expires on or after: December, 2020

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