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Indications

The use of artificial tears is highly common nowadays, as such clinical remedies are able to effectively moisturize and soothe sensitive, dry eyes, exactly as the patient's own tears. Pharmacists from all over the world consider Tears one of the most effective types of artificial tears available on the market, and they highly recommend them to numerous patients. The preservative that is found in these medical eye drops is Polyquad, a substance that is considered by medical specialists some of the gentlest preservatives available so far. The presence of this gentle, mild preservative is what makes Tears so much better than other types of artificial tears that are still using benzalkonium chloride (widely abbreviated as BAC), a preservative that is harsher to the eye surface, triggering unpleasant complications in the case of patients who are frequently using artificial tears.
The use of Tears (and that of any artificial tears-solution) is able to soothe the unpleasant symptoms of eye dryness; although this type of medical remedy can also be employed for other clinical purposes, you should check with your main clinical prescriber before making a decision concerning this matter. Any questions that you may have concerning Tears Indications should be addressed to a pharmacist, a nurse or an ophthalmologist.

Contraindications

Individuals who are suffering from an infectious condition of the eye or patients who present eye trauma should employ extra precautions during their therapy course with Tears - in some cases they may not be allowed to use Tears at all. Other contra-indications have been established for individuals who wear contact lenses, who have a history of an allergic / unusual reaction to similar products and for those who recently complain of abnormal vision changes. The safety of Tears in the case of pregnant females has not been established. For this reason, pregnant women or females who are trying to have a baby should not be allowed to use this type of artificial tears. In case an unexpected pregnancy occurs during the female's therapy with Tears, the use of Tears should be ceased at once.

Intake Guidelines

These artificial tears have only been designed for external use only; in other words, as Tears are to only be applied in the patient's eye, ingesting this type of clinical remedy is not recommended. You will probably find specific intake directions in the professional leaflet that accompanies a whole pack of Tears. All patients should know that they must wash their hands (thoroughly) both after and before handling their pack of Tears. In case the dropper of your artificial tears becomes contaminated with any types of germs (in case it touches any surface, including your hands or eyes) you should discard it and purchase a new dropper - the use of a contaminated dropper increases the patient's risks of experiencing eye infections during their treatment with Tears.

Dosage

The number of drops of this eye remedy that you are to employ on a daily basis (if possible, at the same time each day) depends on certain factors - your age, sex, general health condition, severity of your eye disease, and so on. For this reason, the adequate dose of Tears that should suit your clinical needs best can only be determined by your medical prescriber.

Overdose

Contacting a poison control centre or the nearest emergency room is vital in case over-exposure to Tears is suspected. Such a patient needs to be administered professional medical care - the adequate supportive / symptomatic therapy option. In this way, the unpleasant complications that may arise due to such a condition (that are mainly linked to disturbing vision impairment) will be avoided.

Missed Dose

While some patients have to entirely skip a missed dose of Tears (as replacing it could only cause further delays of their therapy routine-results), other individuals are advised to employ a new dose of their indicated artificial tears (in order to make up for the missed one) as soon as they can. For this reason we advise you to address your PD concerning this clinical aspect.

Side Effects

In case you experience any of these unpleasant adverse manifestations during your therapy course with Tears you should report to your main clinical prescriber as soon as you can: symptoms of an allergic reaction, vision changes, eye irritation or eye redness (especially if these symptoms have proven to have a tendency of worsening or if they persist for more than 3 days), eye pain, and so on. However, a therapy course with Tears can also trigger milder side effects that do not require any special attention from your doctor; such symptoms are: blurred vision shortly after applying the medication or temporary eye stinging - provided that these clinical manifestations fade away in a couple of hours.

Interactions

The developing of pharmaceutical interactions during your therapy course with Tears is unexpected, in most cases. Seek further advice concerning this topic from your main clinical prescriber; taking into consideration special precautions may be necessary in case you are being currently treated with more than 1 type of eye clinical remedies.

Other Brand Names

In some countries Tears may also be known as:
- Acrylarm;
- Alcon Eye Gel;
- AquaTears;
- Feels;
- GelTears;
- Lacrinorm;
- Lacryvisc;
- Liposic;
- Liquigel;
- Ocugel;
- Oftagel;
- Poly Gel;
- Refresh Gel;
- Siccafluid;
- Siccapos;
- Tear-Gel;
- Thilo Tears;
- Vidisic;
- Viscotears;

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