Ophthalmoferon is a drug used to treat allergic and viral eye diseases. This drug has a variety of actions, which is based on its composition. The main active substance in it is interferon, it has an antiviral effect and contributes to the elevation of local immunity.
Interferon used in this tool - a substance that was obtained in genetic engineering, and this gives him a great advantage over the interferon, which is obtained from human blood leukocytes. It is clean, safe. Also included in the drug is diphenhydramine, and he fights against allergies and inflammation, as well as relieves pain on the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye. Boric acid, which is contained in the ophthalmoferon, has a disinfecting effect, which is aimed at a secondary bacterial infection, often arising from viral eye inflammation.
Patients in their reviews note that the drug is very well tolerated by the body, and is also very effective with dry eyes. In some patients who used this tool, there is a slight burning sensation in the eyes after several instillation procedures. Of the negative qualities of the drug, many patients note its effectiveness only in conjunction with other medications. Also to the disadvantages of the means, based on the reviews, it is possible to note the expensive price of the drug, a short shelf life after the package was opened (only 1 month), and the unpleasant smell of the drops themselves.
"Oftalmoferon" - effective eye drops
All the active substances of the drug are collected in the so-called "artificial tear", which protects the cornea from the irritating effect of Dimedrol, lubricates it, softens and promotes the formation of a tear film. Due to its density and viscosity, the time of contact with the eye increases, and the medicine is evenly distributed. Prolonging contact, in turn, increases resistance to viral infections. Ophthalmoferon is also able to restore eye tissue.
Instructions under the microscope
The drug is intended for inflammatory diseases of the eye of microbial and viral nature (keratitis, uveitis, iridocyclitis, conjunctivitis), for prophylaxis after operations that were performed on the eyes to prevent infectious complications, for the treatment of corneal ulcers and secondary dry eyes. But the tool has contraindications, which include idiosyncrasy of the components, allergic diseases. If you use the medicine, strictly following the instructions, you can not be afraid of the occurrence of side effects.
Drug treatment occurs as follows: in the acute stage of the disease (conjunctivitis), 1-2 drops are usually administered 6-8 times a day in each eye. If inflammation subsides, one should bury in each eye 1-2 drops 2-3 times a day. Continue the course of treatment until the patient is completely cured.
In the treatment of dry eyes, the drug should be instilled 2 times a day, 2 drops for 6 weeks. After eye surgery, 2 drops should be dripped into each eye 2 drops 3 times a day for 6 weeks, and if keratoplasty was performed, then for 2 weeks. After instillation of drops, for 15–20 minutes, the patient should refrain from driving and working with mechanisms that are a visual hazard. It is necessary to store and transport drops at a temperature of plus 2-8 degrees.
Ophthalmoferon is also used for children, since the dosage of Dimedrol in it is less than a single dose of the drug for a child. In addition, the drops do not have a systemic effect on the body. The tool has no age limit, it can be prescribed for an infant. But the dosage and treatment can be prescribed only by an optometrist, everything will depend on the patient's age, the type and form of the disease.
The drug can be used by pregnant patients, and even young mothers who breast feed babies.
Ophthalmoferon perfectly treats conjunctivitis. The disease is nothing more than inflammation of the mucous membrane of the eye, and it occurs because of a number of reasons: infections (viral or bacterial), as well as allergic reactions. But conjunctivitis can also be a symptom of another condition. Drug therapy will depend on the cause of the disease. Usually, they are treated with conjunctivitis that has arisen as a result of the herpetic virus, adenovirus, and cytomegalovirus. The drug is perfectly combined with pr drugs.
Analogs of the drug
Replace this drug can only those drugs that have the same actions as it. The most suitable are:
- Poludan. It includes polyriboalene acid and is a biosynthetic substance that is very effective in the fight against herpes and adenoviruses. The difference between ophthalmoferon and poludan is that ophthalmoferon includes already prepared interferon, and poludan promotes the development of this substance in the eye. Therefore, a poludan can bring a positive effect only if there is no pathology of interferon formation in the body. Another half-box promotes the release of cytokines and T-killers. But long-term use of the drug is contraindicated, because it stimulates the immune system and is able to intervene in the chain of formation of specific cells. It should be used up to 8 times a day, 2 drops in each eye.
- Albucid It is in itself an antibacterial agent, and its active ingredient is sulfacetamide, which also has an antimicrobial effect. The main difference of this drug from ophthalmoferon is that the latter does not adversely affect the immune system, since it includes immune substances. But albumin immunity depresses. So it is better to use it when a bacterial conjunctivitis occurs. Drip the drug should be no longer than 10 days, 2 drops in each eye up to 6 times a day.
Ophthalmoferon - although not the cheapest medicine, but very effective. The only thing that is important to remember is that you cannot use it yourself! It is necessary to visit an oculist, because for effective treatment it is necessary to correctly identify the cause of the disease, and this can only be done by a qualified specialist.