HYLO® – long-lasting dry eye relief!

When your patients experience symptoms of dry eye, or after eye surgery or an eye injury you may prescribe lubricating eye drops (artificial tears).

HYLO® is recommended for dry eye and rewetting of contact lenses to minimize dryness.

Why recommend HYLO®?


  • Offers immediate comfort and long lasting dry eye relief.
  • Is preservative free and usually very well tolerated.
  • Is phosphate free, avoiding complications like deposits in the cornea.

How does HYLO® work?

HYLO® eye drops contain Sodium Hyaluronate, the sodium salt of Hyaluronic Acid. It forms a regular, stable, long lasting lubricating film on the ocular surface. This film is not easily rinsed off and does not cause blurred vision.

Sodium Hyaluronate

Hyaluronic Acid:

  • Is a mucopolysacharide consisting of D-glucuronic acid and N-acetyl-glucosamine.
  • Occurs in the human body as part of the extracellular matrix of the conjunctival tissue, the cartilage and the synovial fluid (physiological).
  • Has pseudoplastic (non-newtonian) rheological properties.
  • Is an ideal lubricant thanks to its mucomimetic and water-retentive properties.


  • Contains 1mg/mL Sodium Hyaluronate, a citrate buffer, sorbitol and water.
  • Is indicated "to improve the lubrication of the eye surface in eyes that are dry, burning or have foreign body sensations due to environmental conditions including after ophthalmo-surgical interventions".
  • Protects your patients’ eyes from dryness and irritation for a long time.
  • Supplies long lasting moisture to the cornea and conjunctiva so that the physiologic process of healing is efficaciously supported.
  • Is favored by patients (comfortable, no “stinging“ upon application)
  • Is well tolerated after LASIK or cataract surgery and keratoplasty1

Who can use HYLO®?

HYLO® is suitable for all ages, for pregnant women and during lactation.

When should HYLO® not be used?

HYLO® should not be used if you are sensitive to any of the ingredients. As HYLO® is preservative free, it is well tolerated even when used over extended periods of time. In very rare cases hypersensitive reactions like burning or excessive tearing have been reported which stopped immediately when the use of HYLO® was discontinued.

How often and for how long can HYLO® be used?

Normally your patient may instill one drop three times a day into each eye. HYLO® can also be used more frequently if necessary. HYLO® is suitable for long-term treatment.

» Read more on how to use HYLO®

What else do you need to know when prescribing HYLO®?

HINT: Demonstrate the handling of the HYLO® application system to patients, who use it for the first time! It only takes a moment and ensures compliance.

For more information on how to use HYLO® and how to prescribe HYLO® with another eye drop medication or eye-ointment, please go to the How to use HYLO® section!

Is HYLO® suitable for contact lens wearers?

HYLO® is recommended for rewetting of contact lenses to minimize dryness. HYLO® is compatible with hard and soft contact lenses and can be used while wearing contact lenses.

» Read more on HYLO® and contacts

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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