FAQs ABOUT OPTID EYE DROPS
What are the uses of OPTID EYE DROPS?
OPTID EYE DROPS is used to prevent cataracts by maintaining clarity and pressure within the lens, which is also used to clear vision in cataract patients who had their cataract operation postponed for reasons (such as uncontrolled hypertension or diabetes mellitus). OPTID EYE DROPS is also used to delay cataract formation and maintain normal nutrition to the lens, which is also used to prevent eyesight disorientation in patients affected by cataracts.
What happens if you instil more than the required dosage of OPTID EYE DROPS?
If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much OPTID EYE DROPS, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Excessive use of the medicine generally increases the risk of side effects, which can be managed if the doctor is immediately consulted.
What are the side effects of OPTID EYE DROPS?
The most common side effects associated with the use of OPTID EYE DROPS are eye redness, swollen eyes, blurred vision, eye discomfort and/or dizziness. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms worsen.
Who should avoid taking OPTID EYE DROPS?
OPTID EYE DROPS is not recommended for use if you are allergic to calcium chloride, potassium iodide, sodium chloride, iodine and/or any other ingredient in this medicine. Consult your doctor before using OPTID EYE DROPS.
Is OPTID EYE DROPS safe to use in children or the elderly?
OPTID EYE DROPS should be used with caution in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years) and it is also used with caution in elderly patients after consulting the doctor.
Is it safe to drive while taking OPTID EYE DROPS?
Do not engage in activities requiring complete mental alertness and motor coordination, such as driving or operating machines, after receiving OPTID EYE DROPS until its response to your body is known. Consult your doctor before taking OPTID EYE DROPS.
How does OPTID EYE DROPS work?
OPTID EYE DROPS helps to prevent cataracts where Calcium chloride reverses calcium depletion (due to ageing) by increasing the calcium stores in the eyes, potassium iodide and sodium chloride work by maintaining osmotic pressure and lens permeability by balancing intracellular potassium and extracellular sodium ions in the lens membrane which results in the electrolyte balance thus maintaining lens permeability and preventing the occurrence of cataract due to electrolyte imbalance.
What is the method of using OPTID EYE DROPS?
Take OPTID EYE DROPS as advised by your physician. OPTID EYE DROPS is for ophthalmic use only. Shake well before use. Wash your hands thoroughly and use the dropper to instil the drops in the affected eye. Avoid contacting the container’s tip with the eye, eyelids and/or surrounding areas to prevent the contamination of the solution. Replace the outer cap after use. Your ophthalmologist will determine the correct dose and duration for you depending on your age, body weight and disease condition.