Ophthalmic compositions containing galactomannan polymers and borate

  • US 6,838,449 B2
  • Filed: 05/14/2003
  • Issued: 01/04/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/29/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An ocular lubricant composition, comprising:

  • 0.1 to 5% (w/v) of one or more borate compounds selected from the group consisting of boric acid and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof;

    0.05 to 5% (w/v) of one or more galactomannan polysaccharides having linear chains of (1-4)-β

    -D-mannopyranosyl units with α

    -D-galactopyranosyl units attached by (1-6) linkages; and


    wherein the composition does not contain a pharmaceutically active agent.

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