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Sodium Hyaluronate

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Sodium Hyaluronate Uses

Sodium Hyaluronate is used in the treatment of dry eyes.

How Sodium Hyaluronate works

Sodium Hyaluronate is a lubricant. It moistens the eyes and provides temporary relief from burning and discomfort.

Common side effects of Sodium Hyaluronate

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Expert advice for Sodium Hyaluronate

  • Your doctor has prescribed Sodium Hyaluronate to treat dry eye disease.
  • It stabilizes the natural tear film and maintains necessary lubrication so your eyes don’t get dry and irritated.
  • May require long-term use.
  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for Sodium Hyaluronate

Sodium Hyaluronate

Q. Can Sodium Hyaluronate blur the vision?

Yes, some patients may experience blurring of vision, but it is temporary and passes away quickly. It is recommended that after instilling the eye drops, blink your eyes several times to spread it over the eye surface.

Q. What is Sodium Hyaluronate?

Sodium Hyaluronate is a naturally occurring substance in the body and is also present in the eye. Sodium Hyaluronate eye drops are basically artificial tears which are required when there is a deficiency of hyaluronic acid in the eyes.

Q. What is Sodium Hyaluronate used for?

Sodium Hyaluronate is used for the treatment of dry eye syndrome (keratoconjunctivitis sicca). In addition to treating dryness, it is also helpful in protecting eyes. It is also used to treat dryness of cornea caused by trauma to it or when the eyes cannot be closed due to nerve paralysis.

Q. How do you use Sodium Hyaluronate?

You should use Sodium Hyaluronate exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not touch the tip of the container and avoid it coming in contact with eye or eyelid. After opening the eyelid, instil 1-2 drops in the eye with someone’s help. To prevent washout, try to avoid using any eye drop/eye ointment for 15 minutes at least.

Q. I wear contact lenses, can I use Sodium Hyaluronate?

Yes, Sodium Hyaluronate can be used with contact lenses. However, your doctor will tell you whether you can use eye drops while wearing the contact lenses or you need to take out contact lenses and then instil the drops.

Q. How often can you use Sodium Hyaluronate?

It is recommended to use Sodium Hyaluronate 4 times a day or you can use it more than 4 times if your doctor has advised you, based on your eye condition.

Q. How long do I need to use Sodium Hyaluronate?

Continue using Sodium Hyaluronate as long as your doctor has recommended. The time duration will depend on your eye condition. It can be used for an extended period of time, if required.


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