Generic Name and Formulations:
Sodium hyaluronate 5000 10mg/mL; viscoelastic soln for intraocular use.
Indications for HEALON:
Inject through a fine cannula into the eye. Amount varies depending on surgery, repeated inj may be required. Total amount is usually <1mL in anterior segment surgery.
Single use only; reuse may cause inflammatory reaction. Glaucoma; consider prophylactic pressure-lowering treatment. Complete removal of soln necessary to avoid intraocular pressure peaks post-op.
Incompatibility, resulting in opalescence, between sodium hyaluronate and solutions containing quaternary ammonium ions (eg, detergents, benzalkonium chloride).
Ophthalmic viscosurgical device.
Transient rise in intraocular pressure, myopic shift (if product not completely removed).