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Open Eye Drop

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store below 30°C
Preservative
Benzalkonium chloride

Product introduction

Open Eye Drop is used before eye examinations and for treatment of an 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.

Open 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 avoid contaminating the eye drops.

Using Open 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 Open Eye Drop

Benefits of Open Eye Drop

In Eye examination

Eye examination consists of multiple tests performed in order to access the vision as well as health of the eyes. It helps to analyse the function of the eyes better and also figure out any problems that may be creating problems with eyesight. Open Eye Drop helps to increase the size of the pupil which helps in thorough examination of the eyes and its associated structures. It is used by an eye specialist and should not be self-administered.

In Uveitis

The middle layer in the inner wall of the eye is called uvea and any inflammation in this layer is called uveitis. This may cause sudden noticeable symptoms such as pain, redness, blurred vision, swelling etc. It may even occur after an eye procedure of surgery such as cataract surgery. Open Eye Drop helps relieve these symptoms and improves the eye health. It should be used as advised by the doctor to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Open Eye Drop

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 Open

  • 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 Open Eye Drop

This medicine is for external use only. Use 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 the extra liquid.

How Open Eye Drop works

Open 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
Open 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Open 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 Open 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
Open 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 Open Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Open 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.

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Quick tips

  • Open 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
Action Class
Anticholinergic- Mydriatic and cycloplegic

Patient concerns

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Eye discharge are coming from both eyes. After sleeping not able to open the eye
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
It cud be conjunctivitis. . Get his eye examination done
In summer days my eyes got red and i cannot open them in open palace.
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
It could be allergy get your eye examination done by doctor
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User feedback


FAQs

Q. What is the use of Open Eye Drop?

Open 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 Open Eye Drop prescribed for microbial keratitis?

Open 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 Open Eye Drop take to work?

Open Eye Drop takes about 30-60 min to work

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