Eye ointment with heparin
Eye ointments with heparin are particularly effective in relieving symptoms of dry eyes and can have a positive effect on the tear film. An example of an eye ointment containing heparin is PARIN POS, which has heparin sodium as its main component. Its use keeps the eye surface moist and leads to cell regeneration. – Heparin as a component helps to moisturize the cornea and conjunctiva and accelerates the regeneration of the ocular surface.
Eye ointments for the night
Almost all eye ointments are particularly suitable for overnight application, as they can be spread over the entire eye surface when the eyes are closed. After the application of eye ointments, vision is often impaired, which is why the ointments can/should be used well at night. Eye ointments that work overnight can be especially helpful in cases of dryness of the eye.
Often patients suffer from dry, burning eyes, especially overnight. Intensive moisturization is possible with special ointments for the night. Examples are:
- Artelac Nighttime Gel
- Xailin Night eye ointment
- VitA-POS eye ointment
Examples of eye ointments
Eye ointments with vitamin A (retinol palmitate) are often used for eye complaints. They are often a combination of several ingredients: The main indication area of vitamin A eye ointment is dry eyes. Due to its ingredients, the ointment improves the tear film and protects the eye surface.
In addition, vitamin A promotes the regeneration of the tissue. If one suffers from dry, burning or tired eyes, the ointment is particularly well suited to alleviate these symptoms and provides intensive care for irritated eyes. Vitamin A eye ointment is best applied before going to bed, so that it can be spread over the entire eye surface overnight, protecting the natural tear film.
In addition, a slight impairment of the visual performance can occur after application. If the ointment is applied during the day, one should therefore not actively participate in traffic or operate machines. Overnight application is more desirable.
Depending on the symptoms, the ointment is applied either once a day before going to bed or, in the case of more severe symptoms, up to three times a day. – vitamin A
- Thick paraffin
- Wool Wax
- White vaseline
DEXA Gentamicin Eye Ointment is a prescription medication and must be prescribed by an eye doctor. It is an eye ointment used for inflammation or allergies of the eye.
Due to the active substance combination of gentamicin and dexamethasone, it helps with bacterial infections or inflammations if the pathogen belongs to the group of gentamicin-sensitive pathogens. Examples of the areas of application are here: DEXA Gentamicin Eye Ointment is applied two to three times a day unless otherwise prescribed by a doctor and should not be used for more than 3 weeks. – Conjunctivitis
- Corneal inflammationen
- Inflammation of the eyelid margins
- Barley grains
Posiformin 2% Eye Ointment contains the active ingredient Bibrocathol and is a freely available, disinfecting eye ointment.
Due to the active ingredient it has a cleansing effect and is particularly suitable for the treatment of barley grains. In addition to the disinfecting effect, the ointment has secretion-inhibiting properties and can thus easily loosen the adhesions in the affected eye. The field of application is limited to irritations of the external eye which are not caused by certain pathogens (e.g. inflammation of the eyelid margin) and to non-infected, fresh corneal wounds.
It can also be applied in the case of chronic eyelid inflammation if this is also not caused by pathogens. The eye ointment is applied 3 to 5 times daily and should not be used while wearing contact lenses. If the symptoms do not improve or if it is a chronic irritation condition, an ophthalmologist should be consulted in any case.
In addition to its disinfectant effect, the ointment has anti-secretion properties and can thus easily loosen adhesions in the affected eye. The eye ointment is applied 3 to 5 times a day and should not be used while wearing contact lenses. If the symptoms do not improve or if it is a chronic irritation, an ophthalmologist should always be consulted.
- The area of application is limited to irritations of the outer eye that are not caused by certain pathogens (e.g. inflammation of the eyelid margin) and to non-infected, fresh corneal wounds. – It can also be applied in the case of chronic eyelid inflammation if this is also not caused by pathogens. Floxal is an antibiotic with the active ingredient ofloxacin, which is used in cases of infections of the eye by ofloxacin-sensitive pathogens.
It is a gyrase inhibitor with bactericidal action. Typical areas of application are: Like most antibiotics, Floxal is available only on prescription and not freely available in pharmacies. Unless otherwise prescribed, the ointment is applied 3 times a day (5 times a day for chlamydia infections) and is particularly suitable for use before bedtime, as it can be evenly spread over the eye when the eyes are closed.
- Chronic conjunctivitis
- Corneal inflammation
- Corneal Ulcers
- Chlamydia infections
Eye ointments with the active ingredient dexpanthenol are particularly suitable for diseases of the conjunctiva or cornea. This eye ointment is particularly indicated for symptoms of dehydration, as it has a positive effect on the tear film and helps the injured cornea or conjunctiva to heal faster. Dexpanthenol eye ointments are not suitable for infectious conjunctival or corneal processes caused by bacteria or viruses.
Nor do they help with fungal infections. Zovirax is a prescription eye ointment with the active ingredient Aciclovir. It is used for viral infections of the eye and fights them by damaging the genetic material of the virus.
Especially corneal inflammations can develop due to herpes viruses. This is most frequently the herpes simplex virus, which is often associated with cold sores. – The Zovirax eye ointment is finally used for the local treatment of superficial herpes infections of the cornea and should be applied up to 5 times a day into the conjunctival sac, unless otherwise prescribed by a doctor.
Ficortril is an ointment with the active ingredient hydrocortisone, which is only available on prescription. The active substance is a so-called glucocorticoid, whereby hydrocortisone is an adrenal cortex hormone, which can also be produced synthetically. Hydrocortisone works: The ointment should be applied 1 to 2 times daily and should not exceed a treatment period of 2 weeks.
For longer use (from 10 days), the intraocular pressure and cornea should also be monitored regularly. – The areas of application are limited to allergic changes of the eyelid or conjunctiva and to non-infectious inflammations of the conjunctiva, cornea and sclera. – Ficortril can also be used for non-bacterial inflammation of the iris, ciliary body, choroid and retina.
- If it is a viral, bacterial or fungal infection, other preparations should be used. – anti-inflammatory,
- Vasoconstrictive and
- Antipruritic. Euphrasia is a naturally effective eye ointment which is used for barley grains or conjunctivitis.
It is available without prescription and is applied several times a day in the conjunctival sac. It is important that the ointment is not used for more than 2 weeks at a time and that symptoms should be relieved after about 2 days. If this is not the case, a doctor should be consulted.