OCUNOX™

When you experience symptoms of dry eye, or after eye surgery or an eye injury your doctor may recommend using eye drops (artificial tears) or an eye ointment.


Why has your doctor recommended using OCUNOX™?

OCUNOX™ eye ointment:

  • Improves the tear film and protects the surface of the eye.
  • Is preservative and phosphate free and is usually well tolerated.
  • Enables optimal moisturisation overnight.

How does OCUNOX™ work?

OCUNOX™ improves the tear film and protects the surface of the eye. Due to its particularly smooth texture, OCUNOX™ gently moisturizes your eyes, stabilizes the tear film and prevents tears from evaporating while you sleep. OCUNOX™ contains Vitamin A, a natural component of the tear film, that supports tolerance and helps ensure that the ointment mixes well with available tears to relieve the burning sensation of dry or tired eyes.

OCUNOX™ helps the eyelids slide easily over the surface of the cornea and conjunctiva, keeping the eyelids smooth and preventing crusting around the eye.

OCUNOX™:

  • Contains 250 I.U./g retinol palmitate (vitamin A), paraffin, liquid paraffin, wool fat and white petrolatum.
  • Improves the tear film and protects the surface of the eye.

Who can use OCUNOX™?

Children, pregnant and breast-feeding women can safely use OCUNOX™.

If you use OCUNOX™ during the day, your vision will be impaired for some time because of the fatty consistency of the ointment. For the duration of this impairment of vision you should not drive a car, use machines or perform any work without stable footing.

OCUNOX™ must not be used while wearing contact lenses.


How often and how long can you use OCUNOX™?

The frequency of use depends on your individual discomfort and habits. OCUNOX™ can be used in addition to lubricating eye drops. Ideally combine with our preservative-free, phosphate-free, 300-drop HYLO™ / HYLO™Gel.

Usually apply once a day before bedtime. If you feel the need to use OCUNOX™ more often, talk to your doctor. The duration of treatment is not limited.


How should OCUNOX™ be applied?

Only use OCUNOX™ if the sealing ring of the tube is intact. Eye ointments should be used by avoiding any contact between the tube-tip and the eye or the skin.

Unscrew the cap covering the nozzle. Tilt back your head a little, then slightly retract the lower eyelid from the eye. Apply a slight pressure to the tube to squeeze a small amount of ointment into the conjunctival sac. Slowly close the eye.

Close the tube carefully after use. Do not fold or coil up the tube. A tube of OCUNOX™ should not be shared. Store at room temperature (15 to 25 °C).


When should I not use OCUNOX™?

OCUNOX™ should not be used if you are sensitive to any of the ingredients. OCUNOX™ is preservative and phosphate free and is usually well tolerated.

OCUNOX™ must not be used while wearing contact lenses.


Why is preservative-free and phosphate free important?

Preservatives can damage the cells of the eye surface, destroy the natural tear film and cause intolerance.

Phosphates can form practically insoluble crystals due to the reaction with calcium (which is released from damaged cells of the eye surface) and can impair your vision. Modern eye drops and ointments used for dry eyes, particularly after eye surgery or injuries, should not contain phosphates.

Because they stay long on the surface of the eye, it is particularly important that ointment-like eye preparations do not contain any harmful substances.

OCUNOX™ eye ointment is entirely free of preservatives and phosphates. Nonetheless, due to its unique formulation, OCUNOX™ eye ointment can be used for up to 6 months after first opening.

» Read more about why preservative free and phosphate free is important

For more information please read the package insert! As with all health concerns you should consult your doctor when your symptoms persist.

References: Bischoff G, Teping C Klin. Monatsbl. Augenheilkunde 2010: no2 vol 227; Schrage NF, Frentz M, Reim M Br J Ophthalmol 2010 Br J Ophthalmol 2010; 94, 11: 1519; data on file

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