Occugel 2% w/v hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
The ophthalmic viscosurgical device (ovd) is a sterile, isotonic, apyrogenic viscoelastic solution of highly purified, non inflammatory hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose (hpmc) solution with a high molecular weight greater than 80,000 daltons for intraocular use during the surgery of the anterior segment of the eye.
For a 2% w/v hpmc solution each ml of solution provides 20mg of hpmc dissolved in balanced salt solution. The viscosity of this solution is 4000 to 5500 cps
The OVD is indicated for use as an ophthalmic surgical aid in anterior segment surgical procedures, such as cataract extraction and intraocular lens implantation. The ovd maintains a deep chamber during anterior segment surgery and thereby allowing for more efficient manipulation with significantly less trauma to the corneal endothelium and other ocular tissues
At present, there are no known contraindications, when used by a trained ophthalmic surgeon, as indicated.
Store at a temperature between 15o celsius and 35o celsius and a relative humidity less than 65%. Protect from freezing.
Do not expose containers to direct sunlight
Occugel is a sterile solution of 2%w/v hydroxypropyl methylcellulose is available in 2 ml ,3 ml pfs in pouch pack. 5 ml vial with pouch in pack of ten.