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Muro 128 Sodium Chloride Hypertonicity Ophthalmic Ointment, 5% Sterile,Twin Pack 0.25 oz (7 g)

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Muro 128 Sodium Chloride Hypertonicity Ophthalmic Ointment, 5% Sterile,Twin Pack, .25 oz
 
4.8

(based on 134 reviews)

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    (18)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (108)
  • Gentle (82)
  • Improves vision (35)
  • Effective (12)
  • Good value (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)
  • Too expensive (3)

Best Uses

  • Long term use (86)
  • Dry eyes (85)
  • Sensitive eyes (27)
  • Quick fix (15)
  • Daily use (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Have chronic dry eyes (77), Wear glasses (48), Allergy sufferer (20), Wear contacts (6), Brand buyer (5)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Sight-Saver

Since 1998, I have used this product on the advice of my ophthalmologist as an ophthalmic lubricant. I suffer from recurrent corneal erosion. What this means--at least for me--is that...Read complete review

Since 1998, I have used this product on the advice of my ophthalmologist as an ophthalmic lubricant. I suffer from recurrent corneal erosion. What this means--at least for me--is that I have chronically dry eyes and corneas that are weakly attached in at least one spot. So if I just go to sleep without any sort of ointment, when I wake up, the inner surface of my eyelids stick to my corneas, and I'm extremely likely to tear my corneas at the instant I open my eyes.

This is every bit as painful as it sounds. It renders my vision blurry and my eyes very light- and air-sensitive. This means I'm unable to drive or use a computer for a day, which means no work.

Muro 128 ointment is the only product I have found that works in the long term to prevent this 99% of the time. Every night, I put some in both eyes. It is opaque and therefore obstructs my vision, which is why I put it in right before bed. But it acts as a lubricating layer between my corneas and my eyelids.

I've tried less expensive ointments, but they burn and are far less effective than Muro 128. Some of them even seem to exacerbate the dry eye problem.

Please note that the packaging says not to use it for more than some set time without doctor approval, so if you plan to use this long-term, do check with your ophthalmologist to make sure it's okay.

The only real disadvantage I can think of is that it requires a little extra time in the mornings to get out of your eyes. I wipe around my eyes and over my lids with a soft cloth to remove most of the residue, then flush with warm water and pat dry again. But it's completely worth it for me.

In the occasion that I do still tear my cornea even with the Muro 128 in, I wait until some of the pain subsides (tears lessen the effectiveness of the ointment) and re-apply and either nap or just keep my eyes closed for a couple of hours. The Muro 128 soothes the pain and allows me to at least go about some of my normal day without excruciating eye pain.

I love Muro 128. It is literally a product I cannot do without.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

thick and sticky for dry eyes

This was recommmended to help with extreme dry eyes upon awakening in the morning. The "drops" are added before going to bed, but it comes out in a thick almost...Read complete review

This was recommmended to help with extreme dry eyes upon awakening in the morning. The "drops" are added before going to bed, but it comes out in a thick almost solid "ribbon, making it hard to add to your eyes. It sticks to the eyes and causes very opaque blurring that does not easily vanish. This did not feel or seem natural at all.

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5.0

BEST ON THE MARKET

By HAPPY ME

from Crystal, MN

describe yourself Healthy Adult

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective
  • Promotes Healing
  • Relieves Symptoms Fast

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Long Term Use
    • Quick Fix

    Comments about Muro 128 Sodium Chloride Hypertonicity Ophthalmic Ointment, 5% Sterile,Twin Pack, .25 oz:

    I have been using Muro 128 ointment for over 25 years. Have extremely dry eye condition; also very sensitive to perfumes & fumes from heavily scented products or chemicals. Found Muro ointment to work the best to relieve redness & sore eyes. Only product I have found that helps to keep eyes lubricated during sleep hours. Generic products just don't work as well.

     
    5.0

    It is great to keep seeing without pain

    By CNM538

    from PA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Muro 128 Sodium Chloride Hypertonicity Ophthalmic Ointment, 5% Sterile,Twin Pack, .25 oz:

      Every night the goop gets put in both eyes so that the peepers don't dry out. Life is good when one can see without pain.

       
      5.0

      I need this product and purchase often

      By no nickname

      from Erie, PA

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Effective

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Muro 128 Sodium Chloride Hypertonicity Ophthalmic Ointment, 5% Sterile,Twin Pack, .25 oz:

        You are not always the lowest price, but I always check. Delivery is good.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes
         
        5.0

        Recommended by my ophthalmologist

        By beaded jewelry by susan

        from urbana, illinois

        describe yourself Brand Buyer

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Muro 128 Sodium Chloride Hypertonicity Ophthalmic Ointment, 5% Sterile,Twin Pack, .25 oz:

          I've been using this ointment nightly for years to treat corneal erosion.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes
           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By JEM

          from Michigan

          describe yourself Brand Buyer

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Muro 128 Sodium Chloride Hypertonicity Ophthalmic Ointment, 5% Sterile,Twin Pack, .25 oz:

            I use it as my doctor prescribes it.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 10 Minutes
             
            5.0

            This is the best for dry eyes.

            By Nana1

            from Ohio

            describe yourself Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight
            • Smells Great
            • Use When Sleeping

            Cons

            • NO PROBLEMS

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Nightly Use

            Comments about Muro 128 Sodium Chloride Hypertonicity Ophthalmic Ointment, 5% Sterile,Twin Pack, .25 oz:

            Use at bedtime and when you wake up your eyes will not be dry. This product is refreshing.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes
             
            5.0

            Muro Ointment

            By Pat5002

            from Los Angeles, CA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • The best

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • At bedtime
              • Daily Use

              Comments about Muro 128 Sodium Chloride Hypertonicity Ophthalmic Ointment, 5% Sterile,Twin Pack, .25 oz:

              If you have map dot fingerprint dystrophy in your eyes, this is great stuff. I use Muro liquid during the day. However, at night I use the ointment. It has helped me tremendously over the last few years!!! I highly recommend this.

              I would not really recommend this for use during the day. It is a tad greasy and it clouds one's vision for a bit. It seems to work best while asleep.

               
              5.0

              Great product - I've used it for years.

              By None

              from Las Vegas

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Effective

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Muro 128 Sodium Chloride Hypertonicity Ophthalmic Ointment, 5% Sterile,Twin Pack, .25 oz:

                I have to use it every night at bedtime - otherwise my eyelids stick to my eyes - I have severe dry eyes.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 10 Minutes
                 
                5.0

                Excellent ointment for nighttime use.

                By Grandma Fran

                from Saratoga Springs, NY

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

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                Pros

                • Effective

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Muro 128 Sodium Chloride Hypertonicity Ophthalmic Ointment, 5% Sterile,Twin Pack, .25 oz:

                Best to buy from Drugstore.com due to its price point.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 10 Minutes

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                MURO IS A BLESSING -- MESSY, BUT....

                By OKRed

                from Oklahoma

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Muro 128 Sodium Chloride Hypertonicity Ophthalmic Ointment, 5% Sterile,Twin Pack, .25 oz:

                  I have corneal edema and can get recurrent corneal abrasions/tears (hell on earth as far as excrutiating pain!) as a result. I was recommended Muro ointment by my eye doc when I had an extremely severe and miserable corneal tear in 2010 to use for prevention. I have used it faithfully each night (need to reapply 2 to 3 times per night as instructions state btw) since and have had only one tear in August 2012. These rips/tears in the cornea are inevitible I'm told with the condition of corneal edema, but Muro keeps them to a minimum. I don't know what I'd do without it. For folks with this condition it is the difference between having a life (during the day anyway -- after the swelling of the nightly edema goes down (this takes at least an hour each morning with eyes kept shut after carefully wiping out the Muro residue upon awakening followed immediately by dropping in a few drops of Refresh Optive drops before rolling eyes to coat them) and living in fear of going to sleep at night fearing a corneal "episode" every morning when opening eyes. It is rather messy but that is a very small price to pay for the benefit and peace of mind. Please close eyes gently after putting the line of Muro into your lower lid before bedtime and roll your eyes all around thoroughly to coat entire eyeball. This is the key to the Muro doing it's job to the maximum. Thanks Bausch and Lomb (and drugstore.com for the best pricing I've found)but it would be heaven sent if B and L could cut the price for those in my same boat who must use Muro nightly without fail. Just an idea. Thanks!

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