TheraTears Ocular lubricating gel

TheraTears Ocular lubricating gel is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient carmellose sodium (artificial tears).

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Consumer medicine information (CMI) leaflet

Developed by the pharmaceutical company responsible for this medicine in Australia, according to TGA regulations.


Carmellose sodium

Consumer Medicine Information

What TheraTears is used for

TheraTears is used in dry eye treatment and is available in drops for day time use and gel for night time use. TheraTears is unique due to the patented electrolyte balance that matches the human tear film which restores the conjunctival goblet cells, thus promoting the healing of dry eye.

Advanced Vision Research scientists were able to patent the electrolyte balance of the human tear film and TheraTears matches this, thus promoting the healing of dry eye. There are clinical studies that show TheraTears provides cumulative long lasting dry eye relief that really works.

People using TheraTears will immediately feel the lubricated soothing effect.


Clinical studies have found that TheraTears helps restore conjunctival goblet cells in patients with post-LASIK dry eye.

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How to Use TheraTears

We recommend the following dosage for patients with dry eye: -


1st Month
Drops: 1 Minim over both eyes (empty minim over a 5 minute period) 4 times daily for the first month.
Gel: (For patients with severe dry eye) 2 to 4 drops over both eyes, just before going to sleep.

2nd Month
Drops: 1 Minim over both eyes (empty minim over a 5 minute period) 2 times daily for 2nd month.
Gel: (For patients with severe dry eye) 2 to 4 drops over both eyes, just before going to sleep.

Thereafter, adjust the treatment, i.e. cease, decrease or increase dosage, depending on the reason for the dry eye, or adopt a maintenance dosage of once daily for drops.

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Product Description

Eye gel (sterile), 1 mg/mL (1%), 0.6 mL: 28's (single dose units).

Eye drops (sterile), 2.5 mg/mL (0.25%), 0.6 mL: 24's (single dose units).


Carmellose sodium.

Carmellose sodium (sodium carboxymethylcellulose); sodium chloride, potassium chloride, magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, sodium phosphate, boric acid, borax (sodium borate), sodium bicarbonate, water; preservative free.


Contact Lens Centre Australia
Unit D6 Hallmark Business Park
Cnr Westall and Centre Roads
Clayton Victoria 3168

Phone: (03) 9543 1811
Fax: (03) 9543 8066

Please feel free to access our website at, select TheraTears Info and click on the Power Point Presentation and Manufacturers Site for further information on the product.

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CMI provided by MIMS Australia, December 2014  

Related information - TheraTears Ocular lubricating gel


01 Apr 2014 Information on medicines available in Australia containing carmellose sodium (artificial tears), including our latest evidence-based information and resources for health professionals and consumers. Carmellose sodium (artificial tears) is also known as carboxymethylcellulose sodium (artificial tears). The active ingredient is the chemical in a medicine that makes it work. Medicines that contain the same active ingredient can be available under more than one brand name. Brands include both active ingredients and inactive ingredients. You'll find information about brands of medicines that contain carmellose sodium (artificial tears) below, including their consumer medicine information (CMI) leaflets.