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Thesis

Non-pharmaceutical ophthalmic solutions: A catalogue of name brand products and their generic equivalents

1 May 2004

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to present an organized catalogue of non-pharmaceutical ophthalmic products. Categories include contact lens care systems for soft and gas permeable lenses, artificial tears, and rewetting drops. Name brand and generic products are grouped based on their contained ingredients. Products in this guide were purchased, photographed, and their ingredients determined. Sources for determining the solutions' contents included the package inserts and directly contacting the product manufacturers. In addition to listing the ingredients, the purpose of each ingredient is also indicated in the guide. It should be noted that the generic brands were gathered from the Portland, Oregon area and may not include some brands carried by stores in other areas. Accompanied by digital pictures, ingredients, and generic equivalents for name brands, this guide is intended to assist the optometric physician in making informed decisions regarding their patients' eye care solutions.


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