Povidone Eye Drops is used for the symptomatic treatment of dry eye conditions including keratoconjunctivitis sicca. It is also given as a substitute of tear fluid in case of unstable tear film or insufficient moistening of the eye surface.
Drugs for Dry eyes
Povidone is an almost colorless, clear aqueous solution administered in the form of drops. After topical application Povidone eye drops spreads rapidly over the conjunctiva and cornea forming a lubricating and protective film. The composition of this eye drops, containing the active compound Povidone and the electrolytes magnesium, potassium and sodium, is very similar to natural tears
1 drop 4 times daily or as required, depending upon the severity of the disease, to be instilled into the conjunctival sac.
In case of any additional local ocular treatment e.g. glaucoma therapy there should be an application interval of at least 5 minutes between the two medications. Protear always should be the last medication instilled.
Povidone Eye Drops is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient of the product.
Occasionally mild-transient burning or sticky sensation and very rarely irritation or hypersensitivity reactions reported. Blurred vision after application may occur.
There is no experience regarding the safety of the Povidone Eye Drops in human pregnancy or lactation. Administration during pregnancy and lactation is therefore not recommended, except for compelling reasons.
Patients who experience blurred vision after application of the product should not drive or use machinery until their vision has cleared. Contact lenses should not be worn during instillation of the product. After instillation there should be an interval of at least 30 minutes before reinsertion of contact lenses.
Store at room temperature. It is desirable that the contents should not be used more than 4 weeks after first opening of the bottle.