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What is hydroxypropylmethylcellulose?

Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose is a solution that is used to lubricate and protect the eyes. It may be used as a tear supplement for people with dry or irritated eyes, a protectant for the eyes during certain diagnostic procedures, and an aid for certain surgical procedures of the eyes. The brand name for hydroxypropylmethylcellulose is Ocucoat.

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