Local-Hyper osmotic agent-NaCl

SODIUM CHLORIDE:

  • 5%-drops,
  • 6%-ointment

Mechanism Of Action :

applying a medication that is hyper osmolar to the tissue fluid

Osmotic gradient induced b/w epithelium & tear film

Water is drawn towards more highly osmotic compartment ( tear film )

Hence eliminated from epithelium & stroma


Frequency:

  • Drops: QDS;
  • Ointment: BDS

INDICATION : Corneal edema