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Systane Ultra Lubricating Eye Drops moisturises the surface of your eyes for fast, long lasting relief from the signs and symptoms of dry eyes which include dryness, irritation, burning, stinging, grittiness or foreign body sensation.
DIRECTIONS: Instil 1 or 2 drops in the affected eye(s) as needed or as directed by your eye care professional.
PRECAUTIONS: If you experience persistent eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, or redness of the eye for more than 72 hours, discontinue use and consult your eye care professional. Do not use if this product changes colour or becomes cloudy. Do not use if you are sensitive to any ingredients in this product. Do not touch tip of container to any surface to avoid contamination. Replace cap after use. Discard container 6 months after opening.
INGREDIENTS: Polyethylene glycol 400, propylene glycol, hydroxypropyl guar, sorbital, aminomethylpropanol, boric acid, potassium chloride, sodium chloride and POLYQUAD (polyquaternium-1) 0.001% preservative.
Systane Ultra Lubricating Eye Drops are designed to provide lasting relief from the pain and discomfort experienced with dry eyes. This product can be used as-needed in both acute and chronic conditions, and is safe for use with contacts.
Individuals who suffer from dry eyes don't need to be told how uncomfortable and disruptive the condition can be. Traditional eye drops provide only transient relief, and symptoms may not be completely alleviated. More powerful eye drops are often uncomfortably thick and tend to be fairly costly. Systane Ultra Lubricating Eye Drops are a happy medium between the two; these easily affordable eye drops provide relief lasting for several hours or longer while being easy and comfortable to apply.
Systane Ultra Lubricating Eye Drops rapidly moisturize eyes, quickly alleviating associated symptoms of:
These drops are very fluid when applied for easy application but form a protective, moisture-trapping film over the surface of the eye for the lasting effects typically found only in gels, which can be a hassle to apply and many users find uncomfortable.
Dry eyes can be both a short-term and long-term condition. Causes range from environmental, such as hot, dry air, to hormonal---particularly changes associated with menopause. There are also a number of medical conditions which can cause dry eyes, including diabetes and some vitamin deficiencies. Many relatively common medications, including antihistamines, antidepressants and high blood pressure drugs can cause dry eyes. In many cases the cause is unknown---but this makes the discomfort associated with dry eyes no less disruptive.
Whatever the underlying cause may be, the ultimate result is inadequate tear production causes dry, uncomfortable eyes that can make routine activities like reading difficult and unpleasant. Untreated over the long term, chronically dry eyes are more susceptible to infection and injury.
In the majority of cases Systane Ultra Lubricating Eye Drops provide rapid, lasting relief regardless of the root cause. The drops can be used as-needed for as long as needed. The drops do not restore tear production, but they do lubricate eyes and replace the protective film that repels microbes and prevents injury to the cornea. Though not specifically designed to reduce redness and inflammation like some eye drops, these symptoms are also typically eliminated with use of Systane Ultra Lubricating Eye Drops as the eye is soothed and hydrated.
There are some cases in which use of Systane Ultra Lubricating Eye Drops (or any other eye drop) should be discussed with a doctor first; namely when dry eyes are caused by injury, infection or eye abnormalities. Dry eyes are sometimes experienced temporarily following eye surgery; a doctor should be consulted before administering this or any other eye drop following surgery.
Directions for Use
Systane Ultra Lubricating Eye Drops are similar to most other eye drops; the fluid comes in a vial with an eye dropper built into the lid. Simply administer one or two drops to the affected eye(s) as needed to relieve symptoms.
This product should be shaken well before each use. Fluid should be completely clear; discard if cloudy, discolored or containing particulates. Care should be used to avoid contamination of dropper tip and vial contents by avoiding contact with skin or surfaces.
While any eye drop, even water, may cause brief discomfort, this product should not cause pain, itching or irritation. Likewise it should not produce redness in the eyes if redness was not already present. If these symptoms occur, stop using Systane Ultra Lubricating Eye Drops until speaking with a doctor.
Active ingredients: Polyethylene Glycol 400 0.4%, Propylene Glycol 0.3%
Inactive ingredients: Aminomethylpropanol, boric acid, hydroxypropyl guar, POLYQUAD® (polyquaternium-1) 0.001% preservative, potassium chloride, purified water, sodium chloride, sorbitol. May contain hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide to adjust pH.
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