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Optimide Eye Drop

Prescription Required
Manufacturer
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Optimide Eye Drop is used before eye examinations and to treat an eye condition called uveitis. It acts by enlarging the pupil of the eyes and helps the doctor visualize the eye more closely. It reduces redness and swelling in the eyes after cataract surgery.

Optimide 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 Optimide 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 persists 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 Optimide Eye Drop

Side effects of Optimide 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 Optimide

  • Stinging in the eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Dryness in mouth

How to use Optimide Eye Drop

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 Optimide Eye Drop works

Optimide 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
Optimide 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
Optimide 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 Optimide 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
Optimide Eye Drop may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Some people find the bright light (such as daylight) uncomfortable for a few hours after receiving Optimide Eye Drop which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Optimide Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Optimide 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.
Optimide Eye Drop
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Quick Tips

  • Optimide 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
Phenylacetamides Derivative
Habit Forming
No

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 Optimide Eye Drop used for?

Optimide Eye Drop is used to enlarge (dilate) the pupil of the eye (topical mydriatic) as well as for temporary paralysis of the eye (cycloplegia) for easy examination of different parts of the eye like the lens, vitreous humor, retina etc. by a doctor or eye specialist

Q. How does Optimide Eye Drop work?

Optimide Eye Drop. belongs to a class of medication called antimuscarinics. It blocks the activity of the acetyl choline receptor, thus stopping the transmission of nerve impulses. This in turn leads to dilation as well temporary paralysis of the eye

Q. Why does Optimide Eye Drop sting?

Optimide Eye Drop has mild stinging as a well-known side effect

Q. How quickly does Optimide Eye Drop work?

Optimide Eye Drop is known to work usually within half an hour of using it.

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References

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