CALMO® Eye Spray

When you experience symptoms of dry eye or burning, itching, strained eye-lids or foreign body sensation your doctor may recommend using CALMO® Eye Spray.

Why has your doctor recommended using CALMO® Eye Spray?

CALMO® Eye Spray:
    • Offers immediate comfort and humidification of dry eyes and stabilizes the lipid layer of the tear film when sprayed on the closed eye.
    • Is preservative free and usually very well tolerated.
    • Contains liposomes and dexpanthenol (pro-vitamin B5), which moisturize the eye area and provide preventative protection for the skin.
CALMO® Eye Spray stabilizes the lipid layer of the tear film, regulates and improves the humidification of the eye surface and the eyelids. It should be used in environment-related disorders such as dry eyes, strained eyelids, foreign body sensation, and a burning and itching sensation in the eyes. The liposomes and pro-vitamin B5 (dexpanthenol) in CALMO® Eye Spray moisturize the eye area and provide preventative protection for the skin.

How does CALMO® Eye Spray work?

CALMO® Eye Spray addresses one of the root causes of dry eye. The liposomes in CALMO® Eye Spray consist of lipids very similar to those which occur in your own tear film. The lipid layer protects the tears from evaporation and prevents tears from running over the lid margin. A lack of these lipids results in an increased evaporation of tears. Once sprayed upon the closed eyes, the lipids contained in CALMO® Eye Spray mix with lipids produced by the Meibomian glands at the lid margin. Upon opening the eye, this optimized lipid mix gets spread onto the tear film and thus stabilizes it. The lipid layer of the tear film is very thin, so already a small amount of CALMO® Eye Spray is sufficient to repair and stabilize that lipid layer. After only a few minutes the unpleasant sensations like burning, itching and the sometimes gritty sensation (like sand in your eyes) disappear. With every subsequent blink, the tear film on the eye surface will once more be supplied with this mix of physiological lipids and liposomes contained in CALMO® Eye Spray and thus be stabilized. The effect of 1 - 2 sprays will work for approximately 4 hours.

CALMO® Eye Spray:

  • Contains dexpanthenol (also known as pro vitamin B5), vitamin A - palmitate, vitamin E, soy lecithin, sodium chloride, ethanol and purified water.
  • Stabilizes the lipid layer of the tear film and protects the eyes against the excessive evaporation of tears.
  • Is preservative free and usually very well tolerated.

How to use CALMO® Eye Spray and how often / how long?

It is very easy: Spray CALMO® Eye Spray 1 - 2 times on the closed eyelids from a distance of approximately 10 cm. Do not spray the product into the open eye or touch the eye surface with the spray head. Generally, applying CALMO® Eye Spray 3 - 4 times per day is recommended. If you apply CALMO® Eye Spray more frequently (e.g.: more than 10 times per day) or suffer from more severe complaints, please consult your ophthalmologist or optometrist. CALMO® Eye Spray is suitable for long-term treatment. As with all health concerns, you should consult your doctor when your symptoms persist. For more severe cases, CALMO® Eye Spray may be used more often and in combination with HYLO®, HYLO®GEL or HYLO®DUAL. Ideally CALMO® Eye Spray is used about 5 minutes after application of the HYLO® drops. When using eye makeup, CALMO® Eye Spray should be used before applying makeup and after makeup removal. CALMO® Eye Spray can also be used with previously applied eye makeup. In this case, only one spray should be applied and the distance between the dispenser and the eye should be slightly greater (about 20 cm).

When should you not use CALMO® Eye Spray?

CALMO® Eye Spray should not be used if you are sensitive to any of the ingredients.

Is CALMO® Eye Spray suitable for contact lens wearers?

Yes, CALMO® Eye Spray makes wearing contact lenses much more comfortable.

Can CALMO® Eye Spray be used after surgery?

Any eye surgery can increase the risk of problems with post-surgery dryness. Lubrication with artificial tears and the use of a liposome-based eye spray like CALMO® have both proved their applicability for the treatment of dry eye symptoms after refractive and cataract surgery.

How to store CALMO® Eye Spray?

Store between 2 °C and 25 °C (in a cool dry place). Do not freeze as this may result in disintegration of the liposomes. Can be used for 6 months after first use. The CALMO® Eye Spray bottle may be used by several persons, since there is no risk of contamination.

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