Lacri-Lube Eye Ointment is used for dry eye conditions. This ointment uses white soft paraffin, liquid paraffin (mineral oil), and lanolin alcohols (wool alcohols) to create a transparent, lubricating, and moisturising film over the surface of the eyeball. This provides relief from the symptoms of dry eyes, such as soreness, irritation, or a gritty sensation and remains in the eye longer than drops. Your eye not producing enough tears or certain medicines and treatments can cause these symptoms.
Lacri-Lube Eye Ointment also helps to protect the eyeball so it can be useful for people who suffer from recurrent corneal epithelial erosion (repeated breakdown of the outermost layer of the eye).
Key Features of Lacri-Lube Eye Ointment
This ointment can be used as often as needed. It is particularly helpful for protecting the eyeball at night, because it lubricates the eye for longer than drops.
If you are using any other eye drops you should apply them first and then wait for at least five minutes before using this eye ointment.
Wash your hands.
Sit in front of a mirror so you can see what you are doing.
Take the lid off the ointment.
Tip your head back.
Gently pull down your lower eyelid and look up.
Hold the tube above the eye and gently squeeze a 1cm line of ointment along the inside of the lower eyelid, taking care not to touch the eye or eyelashes with the tip of the tube.
Blink your eyes to spread the ointment over the surface of the eyeball.
Your vision may be blurred when you open your eyes - DON'T rub your eyes. The blurring will clear after a few moments if you keep blinking.
Wipe away any excess ointment with a clean tissue.
Repeat this procedure for the other eye if you have been advised to do so by your doctor or pharmacist.
Replace the lid of the tube.
Take care not to touch the tip of the tube with your fingers.
If you are using more than one type of ointment, wait for about half-an-hour before using the next ointment, to allow the first to be absorbed into the eye.
If you are also using eye drops use them first, then wait for five minutes before applying the eye ointment.
When using the eye ointment you should take care not to touch your eye or any surface with the tip of the tube, to avoid contaminating the eye ointment.
Lacri-lube eye ointment is sterile until opened. Any remaining medicine should be disposed of four weeks after the first opening, as it is likely to be contaminated with dirt or germs that could cause eye infections. You may find it helpful to write the date of first opening on the packet.
You should not wear contact lenses while you are using this eye ointment. The eye ointment may cause your vision to blur temporarily after you have applied it into your eyes. Do not drive or operate machinery until your vision is clear. If your eye irritation persists or gets worse after using this eye ointment, or you experience eye pain, vision changes or continued redness, you should stop using this eye ointment and consult your doctor. Not to be used if there is any known sensitivity or allergy to any ingredient. This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy. If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately. Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine. There are no known harmful effects when this medicine is used by pregnant or breastfeeding mothers. Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect. Temporary blurred vision after application. Irritation, burning or stinging of the eye. The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the medicine's manufacturer. For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist. If you are using any other eye drops you should apply them first and then wait for at least five minutes before using this eye ointment. This medicine has not been reported to affect any other medicines.
Off-white smooth preservative-free sterile ophthalmic ointment containing white soft paraffin 57.3%, mineral oil 42.5% and lanolin alcohols 0.2%.
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I use Lacri lube every night, recommended by medical professional and it does make a difference. I use cotton pads with Johnson baby shampoo to remove greasiness in the morning. This also keeps eye lids and lashes in good condition.
An amazing product if you have dry eyes that become red and itchy. I have been using for more than 3 years and it has helped me. I can sleep and use my laptop without my eyes becoming red, painful and itchy all the time. It becomes hazy and all when first applied to but will get better in the morning. I would recommend it for anyone who is in a similar position.
Recommended by my GP
Recommended by my GP for a condition caused by dry eyes. It works to a degree would rather use it than not. Blurriness stays for much longer than time specified and next day eyelids and lashes are very greasy and the ointment is difficult to wash off completely.
This is a brilliant product if you suffer from dry eyes like I do and eye drops are not helping the problem. The ointment is very sticky and does give blurred vision but if used on going to bed this is not really a problem.
This cream was recommended by my optician. I use it every night as I have dry and painful eyes..I find it works very well and gives great relief to a chronic condition.I am glad I found your web site. Thankyou