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Package Leaflet: Information for the patient
Simple Eye Ointment B.P.
(yellow soft paraffin/liquid paraffin/wool fat)
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
• This medicine is available without prescription but you still need to use it carefully
• It is only for you. Do not share it with anyone else
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again
• Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need more information or advice
• You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effect not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Simple Eye Ointment is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Simple Eye Ointment
3. How to use Simple Eye Ointment
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Simple Eye Ointment
6. Further information
1. What Simple Eye Ointment is and what it is used for
The ingredients of Simple Eye Ointment are lubricants and emollients (softeners). It is used to
lubricate and protect the eye in a wide range of conditions such as inflammation or injury to
the cornea (the front surface of the eye) or during surgery. It is also used at night for dry and
sticky eyes, and to soften and remove crusts from the eyelids and around the eyes in
blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids).
2. Before you use Simple Eye Ointment
Do not use Simple Eye Ointment
• if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to yellow soft paraffin, liquid paraffin or particularly
wool fat (lanolin)
• when wearing contact lenses
Take special care with Simple Eye Ointment
• Your vision will become blurred for a short time (5-10 minutes) after using the ointment, and
you should wait until you can see clearly again before driving or operating machinery
Use in children and the elderly
There are no age restrictions for using this eye ointment.
Using with other medicines
This ointment may be used during treatment with other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
This ointment may be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Simple Eye Ointment
It contains wool fat (also known as lanolin) which may cause allergic reaction in some people.
3. How to use Simple Eye Ointment
Always follow the instructions given by your doctor or pharmacist.

• Wash your hands before and after applying the ointment. It is important to keep the eye
• Sit down in front of a mirror so that you can see what you are doing.
• Gently pull down the lower eyelid and carefully squeeze a ribbon of ointment about half an
inch (1 centimetre) in the gap between the lower eyelid and the eye.
• Try not to let the tip of the tube touch any part of the eye. Now release the lower lid.
• After you have used the ointment replace the cap on the tube.
• Repeat the application each morning and night, or as directed by your doctor.
If you forget to use the ointment
Use it as soon as you remember and keep on as before.
If you accidentally swallow the ointment
If you feel unwell, contact your doctor, taking the tube or carton with you.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Simple Eye Ointment can cause side effects, although not everybody gets
them. Apart from temporary blurred vision (see Section 2) and hypersensitivity (allergic
reaction), no side effects are expected.
If blurred vision continues and becomes a problem or you develop any new eye irritation you
should contact your doctor or pharmacist.
If you have any unusual or unexpected side effects associated with the use of this medicine, or
if your condition does not improve please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. How to store Simple Eye Ointment
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use the ointment after the expiry date which is printed on the carton and the crimp seal
of the tube. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store this ointment above 25°C. Keep it out of direct sunlight.
Once you have opened the tube it should be discarded after 4 weeks.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist
how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the
6. Further information What Simple Eye Ointment contains
The ingredients are yellow soft paraffin 80%w/w, liquid paraffin 10%w/w and wool fat
(lanolin) 10%w/w.
What Simple Eye Ointment looks like and contents of the pack
Each tube contains 4 grams of sterile eye ointment. The product is sterile until the seal on the
tube is broken. The straw coloured ointment is see-through.

Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Tillomed Laboratories Ltd
3 Howard Road
Eaton Socon
St. Neots
PE19 8ET

United Kingdom
Montavit GmbH.
Product Licence Number
PL 11311/0533
This leaflet was revised in September 2015

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