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What is balanced salt ophthalmic solution?

Balanced salt ophthalmic solution (Navstel) is a sterile fluid used to irrigate eye tissue during surgery. This solution is administered only by a surgeon during an ocular procedure. It is not for consumer use. Comprised of calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium acetate, sodium chloride and sodium citrate, balanced salt ophthalmic solution is isotonic to ocular tissue and contains electrolytes needed for normal cellular metabolism.

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