Causes, Symptoms, and Cure for Corneal Edema

Posted by RMS Products on Mar 15th 2021

Causes, Symptoms, and Cure for Corneal Edema

There is a myriad of eye conditions and diseases out there, many of which can be cured by taking oral tablets, eye drops, or eye ointments. Bausch & Lomb has a large supply of different products to help. The Bausch & Lomb Muro 128 ointment or Sodium Chloride eye solution is used as a cure against corneal edema.

What is corneal edema?

Corneal swelling or corneal edema is the buildup of fluid in and around your cornea that impairs or blurs vision. Here are a few causes of corneal edema:

  • Damage to the endothelium: The endothelium is the membrane that pumps out excess fluid from the cornea to keep your vision clear. If it stops working, it leads to excess buildup of fluid in your cornea called corneal edema.
  • External injury: Sometimes, a blow or jab to the eye can result in corneal edema aside from the pain and possible abrasion
  • Eye Surgery: If something went wrong during eye surgery, it could also be a factor for the patient's corneal edema
  • Toxins: Any poisonous substance that can irritate, damage, or inflame the eye

Here are a few of the symptoms the patients may notice when they get corneal swelling and require proper treatment according to the doctor’s prescription:

  • Blurry vision
  • Discomfort or pain in the eye
  • Tenderness when you touch your eye
  • Hazy circles or halos visible around bright lights
  • A scratching tendency towards the front of your eye

Where to find Bausch & Lomb Muro 128 ointment

The Muro 128 ointment can be purchased at any local drugstore or online on the Bausch & Lomb website or any other website selling the medicine. One can visit the for more details on this product or any other eye medicine that we sell. The Muro 128 comes in two different varieties, the 2% and the 5%, and should be chosen based on prescription and diagnosis. It is also available for purchase in two different sizes, i.e., 1/8 oz and 2x1/8 oz. Ensure that the medicine is stored in a dry and cool place but DO NOT FREEZE it under any circumstance.

Eye Drops Versus Ointments

Since eye drops and eye ointments go straight to the source of the problem, they work much better than oral tablets. But there are a few differences in how drops and ointments work.

The Bausch & Lomb Muro 128 ointment and sodium chloride ophthalmic solution USP 5 draw out the fluid from the cornea to decrease the swelling, but the ointment is semi-solid thus stays and works for a longer duration than the eye drops.

The ophthalmic solution needs to be applied more frequently but is also quite effective.

They also differ in the ingredients that are used to make the medicine. Sodium chloride ophthalmic solution USP 5 contains NaCl, Boric acid, Hypromellose,sodium borate, Methylparaben, propylene glycol, sodium hydroxide,Propylparaben, HCl, and purified water. The Muro 128 ointment is made up of sodium chloride, lanolin, mineral oil, purified water, and white petrolatum.

Some do's and don'ts:

Although these medicines do not require a prescription before purchase, they should be used only when necessary and should be kept out of reach of children.

If the drops or ointment cause an unusual amount or prolonged irritation or pain in the eye, make sure to call your doctor immediately.

Replace the cap immediately after use to eliminate the tendency of external contamination of the medicine.