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<i>Ultrazyme</i>® Enzymatic Cleaner

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Indications & Safety Information

For use with soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses in combination with Oxysept® Disinfecting Solution and other* (see instructions at the bottom of this page) 3% hydrogen peroxide disinfecting solutions.


Ultrazyme® Enzymatic Cleaner is indicated for use in a recommended 3% hydrogen peroxide disinfecting solution such as Oxysept® Disinfecting Solution to remove protein and reduce its buildup on soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses.


Do not use Ultrazyme® Enzymatic Cleaner tablets if you are allergic to the enzyme subtilisin A.

  • After the enzymatic/disinfection and neutralization cycles, lenses must be gently rubbed and rinsed with an appropriate rinsing solution before applying to your eyes.
  • KEEP THE ENZYMATIC/DISINFECTING SOLUTION OUT OF YOUR EYES. If the solution accidentally comes in contact with eyes, it may cause burning, stinging or redness. Immediately remove your lenses and flush your eyes with water. If burning or irritation continues, seek professional assistance.

PROBLEMS WITH CONTACT LENSES AND LENS CARE PRODUCTS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY TO THE EYE. It is essential that you follow your eye care professional's directions and all labeling instructions for proper use of your lenses and lens care products, including the lens case. EYE PROBLEMS, INCLUDING CORNEAL ULCERS, CAN DEVELOP RAPIDLY AND LEAD TO LOSS OF VISION.

Daily-wear lenses are not indicated for overnight wear and should not be worn while sleeping. Clinical studies have shown the risk of serious adverse reactions is increased when these lenses are worn overnight.

Extended-wear lenses should be regularly removed for cleaning and disinfection or for disposal and replacement on the schedule prescribed by your eye care professional. Clinical studies have shown that there is an increased incidence of serious adverse reactions in extended-wear contact lens users as compared to daily-wear contact lens users. Studies have also shown that the risk of serious adverse reactions increases the longer extended-wear lenses are worn before removal for cleaning and disinfection or for disposal and replacement.

Studies have also shown that smokers had a higher incidence of adverse reactions. If you experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes or redness of the eye, immediately remove your lenses and promptly contact your eye care professional. It is recommended that contact lens wearers see their eye care professional once a year or, if directed, more frequently.

  • Always wash, rinse and dry hands before handling lenses.
  • Use the lens case recommended for your disinfection system.
  • Never interchange or reuse solutions.
  • Do not use tablets that are soft and sticky or irregular in appearance.
  • Do not take tablets internally.
  • The weekly enzymatic/disinfection cycle is not a substitute for cleaning and disinfecting.
  • After reapplying your lenses, always empty the lens case, rinse with sterile saline solution and allow to air-dry.
  • Use before the expiration date on the tablet strip and carton.
  • Never use Ultrazyme® Enzymatic Cleaner in a heat disinfection unit, as this product is not designed for use with heat disinfection.
  • Store at room temperature, 15˚–30˚C (59˚–86˚F), in a dry place.

The following problems may occur:

  • Eyes stinging, burning or itching (irritation)
  • Reduced sharpness of vision (visual acuity)
  • Excessive watering (tearing) of the eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Unusual eye secretions
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Redness of the eyes
  • Dry eyes

If you notice any of the above problems, IMMEDIATELY remove and examine your lenses. If a lens appears to be damaged, do not reapply; consult your eye care professional. If the problem stops and your lenses appear to be undamaged, thoroughly clean, rinse and disinfect the lenses; then reapply. If the problem continues, IMMEDIATELY remove your lenses, discontinue use of all lens care products that contact the eye and consult your eye care professional.

If any of the above symptoms occur, a serious condition such as infection, corneal ulcer, neovascularization or iritis may be present. Immediately remove your lenses and seek immediate professional identification of the problem and obtain treatment, if necessary, to avoid serious eye damage. For more information, see your Instructions for Wearers booklet for your specific contact lens type.