What is Sodium Chloride 5% Ophthalmic Solution?
Sodium Chloride 5% Ophthalmic Solution is used to reduce swelling of the surface of the eye (cornea) in certain eye conditions. Decreasing swelling of the cornea may lessen eye discomfort or irritation caused by the swelling. This product works by drawing fluid out of the cornea to reduce swelling.
SoCL-5®/Soline-5® Eye Drops is a purified salt solution. It is used to treat dry eyes. Sodium Chloride 5% Eye Drop is for external use only. It works by cleansing action. It cleans the eye and withdraws water from the front surface of the cornea which is the swollen cornea. This action relieves swelling in the eye which helps in clearing your vision. You should use it in a dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Before using this medicine, check the label. To use, hold it close to the eye. Gently press so that the medicine gets placed inside the lower eyelid. The most common side effects may include a burning sensation. After using this medicine, do not drive as it may cause blurring of the vision.
Normally your eyes produce enough natural tears to help them move easily and comfortably and to remove dust and other particles. If they do not produce enough tears, they can become dry, red, and painful. Dry eyes can be caused by wind, sun, heating, computer use, and some medications. Sodium Chloride 5% Ophthalmic Solution keeps your eyes lubricated and can relieve any dryness and pain. This medicine is safe to use and it effectively improves your vision. If you wear soft contact lenses, you should remove them before applying the drops.
How to use Sodium Chloride 5% Ophthalmic Solution
To apply the eye drops: Remove contact lenses before using. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Hold the dropper above the eye and squeeze a drop into this pocket. Close your eyes for 1 or 2 minutes. Use only the number of drops your doctor has prescribed. Do not touch the tip of the ointment tube or eyedropper, and do not place the tip directly on your eye. A contaminated tip can infect your eye, which could lead to serious vision problems. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve within 72 hours.