Carbomer is a hydrophilic, high molecular weight polymer of carboxyvinylic acid. The gel forms a transparent lubricating and moistening film on the surface of the eye. The preparation has a pH similar to that found in the normal tear film and is slightly hypotonic with respect to tears. Carbomer relieves the symptoms of irritation linked with dry eye syndromes and protects the cornea against drying out.

ATC Classification

Artificial tears and other indifferent preparations
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01X Other ophthalmologicals → S01XA Other ophthalmologicals

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