posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 09:53 PM
So I wasn't sure if this was the right place to put this but.
My girlfriend works for an opthamologist. She sometimes brings me eye drop samples home because I tend to get a lot of # in my eyes at work and work
in a dusty environment. Today she got these:
Apparently they're new on the market or something. I've skimmed through the ingredients of drops she's brought me before and there usually wasn't much
in them. But I took a look at these ones...
If the picture's not all that clear the ingredients are:
Propylene glycol, hydroxypropyl
guar, mineral oil dimyristoyl
phosphatidylglycerol, polyoxyl 40- stearate,
sorbitan tristearate, boric
preservative, and purified water. May contain HCL and
or NaOH to balance pH.
So immediately, the few ingredients I recognized, seem like things that should not go in your eyes.
Hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide probably shouldn't either but I understand why those are there.
So I looked up some info about the safety of eye drops in general. There didn't seem to be much about it other than a few about over usage.
I looked up the various ingredients. Most of them are either food additives or cosmetics ingedients. Just about all of them have warnings about
causing eye irritation.
Personally, my chemistry isn't necessarily the best but, i'm not too sure how mixing a bunch of things together that aren't all that great for your
eyes are supposed to be good for them.
I was wondering if anyone may know about such things has thinks about the ingedients in eye drops. Or maybe If anyone knows some alternatives with
less scary ingredients. It reminds me almost of the chemical medley that goes into toothpaste.
edit on 17/8/2018 by dug88 because: (no reason given)