Frequently asked questions about dry eyes and HYLO COMOD®

What are possible causes for dry eyes?

The causes of dry eyes and a lack of lacrimal fluid can be very varied. Alongside dry air or draughts, wearing contact lenses, working in front of a monitor or taking medication (for example the contraceptive pill or beta blockers for high blood pressure), the menopause or increasing age, for example, could also have a role to play.

More on causes.

What are the symptoms of dry eyes?

TTypical symptoms for a depleted tear film are burning, itching or redness in the eyes. In addition, rapid eye fatigue as well as a foreign body sensation in the eye could occur. What many people do not know: even if your eyes are watering a lot, this can be an indication of a depleted and dysfunctional tear film on the surface of the eye.

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When are HYLO COMOD® eye drops the right choice?

HYLO COMOD® is ideal for moderate to medium-severe symptoms of dry eyes such as foreign body sensation, burning, itching and rapid fatigue. Use after surgery is not only possible but it also makes sense.

More on the HYLO® EYE CARE products range.

How do I use HYLO COMOD® together with contact lenses?

HYLO COMOD® eye drops can be used with both hard and soft contact lenses. The eye drops can simply be administered while wearing contact lenses and they do not impair vision.
Simply dispense one drop per eye as usual into the lower eyelid then slowly and carefully close your eye to prevent the contact lens being washed out. In order to avoid possible reactions between HYLO® EYE CARE products and contact lens cleaning solution, it is recommended not to administer the drops until 30 minutes after putting in the contact lenses.

More on the use of eye drops and contact lenses.

Is HYLO COMOD® also suitable for children?

Based on many years’ experience, HYLO COMOD® eye drops can also be used for children.

Can I also use HYLO COMOD® during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?

There is no data available specifying that HYLO COMOD® eye drops are contraindicated during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

Can I use HYLO COMOD® after eye operations and in the case of injuries to the eye?

HYLO COMOD® eye drops can be used after eye surgery and injuries to the eye. If in doubt, ask your eye doctor for advice.

How often and for how long can I use HYLO COMOD® ?

HYLO COMOD® eye drops can be used several times a day depending on individual sensitivities.
Suggested use: as a rule, it is recommended to use the eye drops three times spread throughout the day. Administer one drop per eye.
HYLO COMOD® is also suitable for extended use. If you have long-lasting and severe symptoms as well as needing to administer the drops more than ten times per day, you should speak to your eye doctor.
More on the use of HYLO COMOD®.

When should HYLO COMOD® not be used?

HYLO COMOD®  should not be used if there is a known hypersensitivity to one of the ingredients (sodium hyaluronate, citrate buffer, sorbitol).
More on the ingredients in eye drops and on HYLO COMOD®.

How do I use the HYLO COMOD® bottle?

Remove the protective cap. Hold the COMOD® bottle  in your hand such that you hold the shoulder of the bottle with your thumb and the base of the bottle with your index and middle finger (the so-called C grip). Use your free hand to slightly pull your lower eyelid away from your eye. You can also use your second hand as a support for the hand which you are using for the bottle. Dispense one drop in each eye by quickly pressing the bottom of the bottle once. The liquid spreads evenly when you close your eye slowly.
More on the use of the COMOD® system.

How do I use the eye ointments VitA POS® and PARIN POS®?

Because eye ointments impair vision, they are generally applied before going to sleep. Before administering, wash your hands thoroughly and apply the ointment in front of a mirror. Pull the lower eyelid slightly forwards and place a short line of ointment in the conjunctiva with the tip of the nozzle. Then slowly close your eyes so that the ointment can spread evenly. Make sure that you do not touch the eye or the eyelid with the tip of the nozzle.
PARIN POS® eye ointment can also be applied to the eyelid and gently spread with a finger.
More on the use of eye ointments and on our products VitA POS® and PARIN POS®.

What is important to note when using eye ointment?

Because eye ointments impair vision, you should apply them before going to bed if possible. If you wish to use the eye ointment during the day, you will temporarily be unable to see clearly. Therefore, you should not drive nor operate heavy machinery nor work without a firm footing.
Please also take note of the patient information leaflet for the eye ointment.

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