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GenTeal Tears Lubricant Eye GEL (10g tube)

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    About GenTeal Gel (GenTeal Tears Lubricant Eye Gel)

    • Viscous but non-greasy eye gel
    • Contains preservative (sodium perborate)
    • 10g tube

    Description (by Rebecca)

    Sorry, Alcon, but no matter what any of you keep renaming this product, I will always call it GenTeal Gel. Period. (And I might or might not always remember to capitalize the T.)

    The distinguishing feature of GenTeal Gel, which has made it a longtime favorite for night use by people with moderate to severe dry eye, is that it is viscous without being greasy. It is simply a polymer gel, as opposed to a "lubricating eye ointment", i.e. anything with PM in its name and made of petrolatum and mineral oil. Polymer gels dissolve without leaving greasy residue. 

    Finally, a note about preservatives. It is worth noting that GenTeal Gel is one of a very short list of lubricants with preservatives that are popular amongst the severe dry eye crowd despite being preserved. GenTeal's preservative is sodium perborate, an oxidative type preservative which rapidly decomposes into hydrogen peroxide and thence to salt and water. Toxicity of this type of preservative is substantially lower than traditional chemical preservatives (here's an excellent study about preservatives). But it's still a preservative, and all preservatives have some toxicity. Once again, dry eye patients are faced with tradeoffs trying to find the right risk/benefit profile!

    One more note: In the context of ointment shortages, Genteal Gel is more popular than ever - but also scarcer than ever. We look forward to when this product will be fully stocked everywhere again.

    Description (from the manufacturer's literature)

    Delivers long-lasting relief of dry eye symptoms. 

    Drug Facts

    Active ingredient

    Hypromellose 0.3%

    Purpose

    Lubricant

    Uses

    • relieves dryness of the eye
    • temporarily relives discomfort due to minor irritations of the eye to exposure to wind or sun
    • as a protectant against further irritation

    Warnings

    For external use only

    Do not use

    • if gel changes color or becomes cloudy
    • if you are sensitive to any ingredient in this product

    When using this product

    • do not touch tip of container to any surface
    • replace cap after using

    Stop and ask a doctor if you experience any of the following:

    • eye pain
    • changes in vision
    • continued redness or irritation of the eye
    • condition worsens or persists for more than 72 hours

    Keep out of the reach of children

    Directions

    put 1 or 2 drops in the affected eye(s) as needed

    Other information

    store between 15°-25°C (59°-77°F)

    Inactive Ingredients

    carbopol 980, phosphoric acid, purified water, sodium hydroxide, sodium perborate, and sorbitol

    Questions?

    In the U.S., call toll-free 1-800-757-9195 (Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM CST). alcon.medinfo@alcon.com
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    Reviewed by M.S., from United States
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range
    41 - 50
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    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
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    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    Systemic diseases/conditions related to eye issues
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    Rated 5 out of 5
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    I want to marry GenTeal

    This stuff is amazing! I was hesitant to try it at first because typically I can only use preservative-free drops/gel. But wow! So soothing and long-lasting, and absolutely no irritation to my skin or lids at all. It felt just like putting aloe vera on sunburned skin. Would highly recommend.

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    Rated 4 out of 5
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    Good day gel

    I use GenTeal eye gel when I'm working on the computer. Drops help when I'm out and about, but the gel is a good mid-day help to keep my eyes going through a long day. I can really tell a difference when I use it consistently while at the computer.

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    Reviewed by Connie B., from United States
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    61 - 70
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    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Best product for me

    I have been using the Genteal severe dry eye product for at least 8 years now. It gives me the most and the longest relief. It also does not gum up my eyelids as much as other products.

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    Reviewed by brian, from United States
    I don't recommend this product
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    41 - 50
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    Rated 1 out of 5
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    burning my eyes

    My experience has been precisely the same as the other reviewer's experience.

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    Changing the gel

    I loved the old formula but they have changed it. My eyes burned so bad that I spent the rest of the day trying to see.

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