Muro 128 Eye Drop Solution
If your doctor has recently told you to use Muro-128, you might be wondering about this product. What is it used for? What are the possible side effects when using Muro-128? Are there any risks associated with this product? Keep reading to learn more about Muro-128.
What is Muro-128?
Muro-128 is a sodium chloride solution that is used in the eye. It is sold under many different brand names in the United States including AK-NaCl, Muro-128, OcuFresh and Sochlor. In Canada the brand names include Cordema, Eye Wash and In a Wink Daily Cleaner. It is available in a liquid solution and in an ointment form.
Muro-128 is used to treat corneal edema. This solution can help to pull water out of a swollen cornea. It is a temporary solution to this problem and offers daytime relief from the vision problems associated with corneal edema. Muro-128 is available without a prescription, but should be used under the supervision of a doctor. Make sure that you follow their usage and dosage instructions carefully so that you do not damage the delicate tissues within the eye.
What is Corneal Edema?
The cornea is a transparent dome shaped part of the eye that is found on the front of the eye, just in front of the iris (or colored part). The cornea aids in vision by focusing light. Without a cornea vision will not be clear or focused. The cornea is responsible for approximately 66% of the eye’s focusing power. It is very important that the cornea be transparent since light will need to easily pass through it. Corneal edema is a condition when the cornea becomes swollen and filled with excess fluid. This makes it difficult for light to pass through and can result in blurry or difficult vision.
What Causes Corneal Edema?
Corneal edema has many causes. One of the most common is disease that causes the cornea to stop functioning properly. Several diseases may cause this condition, but one of the most serious is a disease known as Fuch’s dystrophy. Corneal edema can also occur after surgery, especially cataract removal. Corneal edema is more common in older people, especially those over the age of 50.
What Are the Symptoms of Corneal Edema?
Some of the earliest symptoms of corneal edema include blurry vision or seeing halos. These symptoms are more likely to occur in the morning and then to fade throughout the day during the early stages of this condition. A treatment like Muro-128 may be used during these early stages of corneal edema to manage the symptoms until the condition becomes more serious. Corneal edema is often progressive and will usually get worse in time, so Muro-128 may only be a temporary solution. A cornea transplant may be needed.
How Do You Use Muro-128?
Muro-128 is available in both an eye drop and an ointment form. The application of the product will vary depending on the type of product that you are using. Remember to always consult a doctor before using this product and to follow their specific usage and dosage guidelines.
If you are using the Muro-128 eye drops you may be told by your doctor to place one or two drops in each affected eye every three to four hours. To put eye drops in your eye you will start by washing your hands. Then tilt your head back and look up. Take one hand and pull the lower eyelid down. This will create a little reservoir that will be able to hold the eye drop. Using your other hand, place one drop of solution into the reservoir created by pulling down on the eyelid. Once you insert the drop close your eye and wait at least one minute before you open it again. Repeat the process as needed. Make sure that you do not touch the dropper to the eye.
What are the Side Effects of Muro-128?
The most common side effect associated with Muro-128 is burning or irritation, especially immediately after using the drops or ointment. This should only be a minor irritation. If the burning or irritation is severe, contact your doctor immediately. A severe allergic reaction is possible, so contact your doctor if you have any signs of an allergic reaction. Your doctor will be able to let you know about any other side effects associated with Muro-128.
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