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Balanced Salt Solution (intraocular)

Generic name: ophthalmic irrigation (intraocular) [off-THAL-mik-ir-i-GAE-tion]
Brand names: Balanced Salt Solution, BSS, BSS Plus, Endosol Extra Intraocular
Drug class: Ophthalmic irrigations and lubricants

What is Balanced Salt Solution (intraocular)?

A sterile solution is used to clean the inside of the eye.Intraocular balanced salt solution is used to maintain natural eye condition during surgical procedures such as cataract surgery.This medication guide does not list all possible uses for Intraocular Balancing Salt Solution.

Side effects of Balanced Salt Solution (intraocular)

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your lips, face, tongue, or throat.

The balanced salt solution can cause serious side effects. Contact your doctor immediately if:

  • Vision problems
  • Eye pain or redness
  • Increased sensitivity to light.

Side effects of a balanced salt solution may include:

  • Headache
  • Mild eye discomfort.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. The FDA can be contacted at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.


If you experience increased sensitivity to the light, pain, or redness in your eyes after surgery, contact your doctor.

Before you take this drug

Tell your doctor about any of the following to ensure that the intraocular balanced salt solution is safe for you:

  • Diabetes
  • A brief history of

There is no way to know if an intraocularly balanced salt solution will harm an unborn child. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant.There is no way to know if intraocular ophthalmic irrigating passes through breast milk or if it can harm a baby who is nursing. Inform your doctor if you're breastfeeding a child.

How to take Balanced Salt Solution (intraocular)?

The intraocular balancing salt solution is injected directly into the eye. This injection will be given by a healthcare provider.

What happens if I miss the dose?

You are unlikely to miss a dosage because you will be receiving an intraocularly balanced salt solution in a surgical environment.

What happens if I overdose?

Overdoses are unlikely because this medication is administered by a health professional in a medical environment.

What should be avoided?

If your doctor prescribes any restrictions regarding food, beverage, or activity, follow their instructions.

Interaction with other drug

Other drugs that you may take orally or by injection will not have any effect on the intraocular balanced salt solution used in your eyes. Many drugs interact with each other. Inform your healthcare provider about the medicines you take, including any prescription or over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal remedies.