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Dry eye product guide

29/07/2019
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The escalating incidence of Dry Eye Disease has led to an expanding portfolio of diagnostic equipment and devices, as well as new treatment options for optometrists and patients. We provide an at-a-glance guide to the leading products in the market.

Dry Eye Product Guide


 

VitA-POS 

VitA-POS (retinol palmitate 138 μg/g, 5g) is a smooth, preservative and phosphate-free eye ointment containing Vitamin A for night-time relief of dry eye. It stabilises the tear film and protects the ocular surface by preventing evaporation during sleep, and spreads easily over the ocular surface.
AFT PHARMACEUTICALS
1800 238 742 76
customer.service@aftpharm.com

 

 

Refresh Eye Drop Range

Allergan’s Refresh eye drops range includes Refresh Tears Plus, which offer temporary relief of eye dryness, discomfort and may protect against further irritation. Refresh Contacts lubricate and rewet soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses as well as cushion lenses prior to application, while Refresh Liquigel is for persistent dry eye. For preservative-free options, Refresh Plus (ocular lubricant) and Refresh Eye Drops both treat dry, irritated eyes. Refresh Night Time ointment gives longer-lasting, overnight protection.
ALLERGAN
1800 252 224
australiaenquiries@allergan.com

 

 

Systane Gel Drops Lubricant Eye Gel 

Systane Gel Drops Lubricant Eye Gel is for night time protection and offers the thickest gel formulation to coat the eye with a strong layer of dry eye symptom protection. It provides patients with long-lasting protection while they sleep. Available in 10mL bottles and can be used in conjunction with Systane Ultra Lubricating Eye Drops or Systane Balance Lubricant Eye Drops for extra relief.
ALCON
1800 224 153, CH2: 1300 283 122
or pharmacy@ch2.net.au

 

Manuka Drops and Gel

Optimel Manuka+ Drops are a front-line treatment for mild to moderate dry eye. The concentration of the high activity Manuka honey is 16% in a saline solution with benzoic acid as the preservative. This drop is great for dry eye but also sore, red and irritated eyes. On the other hand, the Optimel Forte antibacterial gel formulation contains 98% Manuka honey and is ideal for chronic, moderate to severe dry eye disease, particularly meibomian gland disease and ocular Rosacea sufferers. It is best described as ‘a drop for every practice to have, but not for every patient to use’ due to the significant sting on instillation. Close practitioner guidance is essential which is why it is not sold through pharmacies.
DESIGNS FOR VISION
1800 225 307
or enquiries@dfv.com.au

 

 

Theratears Lubricating Eye Drops 

TheraTears Lubricant Eye Drops ‘osmocorrect’ the tear microenvironment, reducing the concentration of salt that can lead to ocular surface irritation and inflammation. The eye drops are hypotonic, so they lower the elevated tear osmolarity - not just wetting and lubricating, but actually rehydrating dry eyes. TheraTears is the only lubricant drop that not only corrects osmolarity, but also uniquely mimics the electrolyte balance of the human tear.
CONTACT LENS CENTRE AUSTRALIA
1800 125 023
or contactlenscentreaustralia.com.au

 

 

Ocusoft Lid Scrub

When it comes to dry, scratchy, irritated eyes, often the problem may not be the eyes, but rather the eyelids. OCuSOFT Lid Scrub effectively removes excess oil and debris from the eyelids that may lead to eye irritation, including dry eyes. It’s recommended for routine daily eyelid hygiene, while OCuSOFT Lid Scrub PLUS is an extra-strength, leave-on formula recommended for moderate to severe conditions with bacterial involvement. Patients can choose from convenient pre-moistened pads (30 Ct.), an instant foam pump (50 mL) or an economical Compliance Kit (includes a 50 mL bottle of OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Original Foaming Eyelid Cleanser and 100 dry, lint-free pads).
GOOD OPTICAL SERVICES
(03) 9645 1066
or goodopt@ozemail.com.au

 

 

LipiView II Ocular Surface Interferometer

The LipiView II Ocular Surface Interferometer with Dynamic Meibomian Imaging (DMI) measures lipid layer thickness (LLT) with nanometer accuracy, captures blink dynamics, and images meibomian gland structure. It features patented technology that provides a sophisticated assessment of factors that contribute to dry eye. Compelling visuals and video captures provide a unique opportunity to educate patients about their personal ocular health.
JOHNSON & JOHNSON VISION
1800 266 111
or tearscience.com

 

Hylo Fresh and Forte

Preservative-free HYLO-FRESH (sodium hyaluronate 0.1% w/v, 10mL), delivers lubrication for dry eyes of moderate or medium severity, while the more viscous HYLO-FORTE (0.2% sodium hyaluronate w/v, 10mL) is ideal for the treatment of severe or chronic dry eye. HYLO drops provide a systematic approach to dry eye treatment through the unique COMOD (COntinuous MOno Dose) application system, delivering at least 300 sterile drops per bottle. Both can be used with all contact lenses, are suitable for post-surgery use, and are phosphate-free.
AFT PHARMACEUTICALS
1800 238 742 76
or customer.service@aftpharm.com

 

Opti-Soothe Moist Heat Mask 

The new Opti-Soothe Moist Heat Mask is a reusable mask that provides soothing symptom relief of dry eye, blepharitis, meibomian gland dysfunction, chalazion and styes. It utilises HydroBead technology, which absorbs moisture from the air and once heated activated, releases 10 minutes of natural consistent moist heat. The mask is easy to use, washable, and can also be used for cold therapy.
AFT PHARMACEUTICALS
1800 238 742 76
or customer.service@aftpharm.com

 

NuLids

NuLids offers fast and effective doctor directed, at-home dry eye relief. NuLids requires only one minute a day, providing a natural, more effective alternative dry eye treatment. Its oscillating Soft Tip design works by gently stimulating and rejuvenating meibomian glands (MBs), and has been shown to remove scurf, improve meibomian gland effectiveness, and increase meibomian output by 2x1. Studies have demonstrated a 65% improvement in tear film breakup time and an 81% increase in MB yielding liquid secretions in fewer than 30 days. NuLids is safe, comfortable and easy to use. All patients surveyed said its oscillating Soft Tip was more convenient than manual treatments.
GOOD OPTICAL SERVICES
(03) 9645 1066
or goodopt@ozemail.com.au

 

 

Lipiflow Thermal Pulsation System 

The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System is a cleared medical device for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), shown to improve gland function. It consists of a Console and a single-use sterile device, known as the Activator, and has a drug-free mechanism of action. A phased pressure profile with adaptive force equalization and proximal-to-distal peristaltic motion evacuates gland contents as the inner lid is gently heated.
JOHNSON & JOHNSON VISION
1800 266 111
or tearscience.com

 

Optive Eye Drops

Allergan’s Optive eye drops range, available in five varieties, includes Optive Advanced Preservative Free and Optive Advanced drops, which offer temporary relief of burning, irritation and discomfort due to dry eyes, and may protect against further irritation. Optive Eye Drops and Optive Sensitive (preservative-free) provide temporary relief of eye dryness and discomfort, and may protect against further irritation. Optive Gel Drops offer instant and long-lasting relief of persistent dry eye symptoms night or day.
ALLERGAN
1800 252 224
or australiaenquiries@allergan.com

 

 

I-Pen 

The I-Pen osmolarity sensor is the world’s first, hand-held, point-of-care, solid state electronic diagnostic device to detect and indirectly measure the elevated tear film osmolarity levels associated with mild, moderate and severe dry eye. The device features quantitative measurement, which is to easy record and follow over time, and produces rapid results in fewer than five seconds. I-Pen results can be incorporated into the Jenvis Reports. It requires single-use-sensors, sold separately.
DESIGNS FOR VISION
1800 225 307
enquiries@dfv.com.au

 

 

IDRA

SBM Sistemi’s IDRA device incorporates all the benefits of the its Ocular Surface Analyser model, with more automation and additional features, including auto interferometry analysis, auto non-invasive tear break-up mapping, fluorescein exciter filter, eye blink rate detection and 3D meibography imaging. IDRA is extremely compact, slit lamp-mountable and can be used stand-alone with an optional base and head rest.
BOC OPHTHALMIC INSTRUMENTS
Ph. 1800 804331
or sales@bocinstruments.com.au

 

NovaTears 

NovaTears (Perfluorohexyloctane 100%, 3mL) is a unique preservative-free eye lubricant and tear film stabiliser in a multi-dose bottle, specifically designed for the relief of Evaporative Dry Eye and Meibomian gland dysfunction. NovaTears spreads quickly and easily on the eye with a long lasting effect; and has a pleasant warm silky feeling with no blurring or stinging. It contains no preservatives, phosphates, surfactants, or water and can be used for six months after opening.
AFT PHARMACEUTICALS
1800 238 742 76
or customer.service@aftpharm.com

 

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M22

M22 is a drug-free, drop-free solution that combines Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Lumenis’ unique Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT). It is cleared for 20 different skin indications, including rosacea treatment and other skin inflammatory conditions and is supported by more than a dozen studies. With more than 80% of rosacea patients suffering from inflammatory ocular conditions, such as meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), the M22 invites eyecare professionals to think outside the eye and offer patients a solution to dry eye disease.
LUMENIS
1800 586 364
or vision.au@lumenis.com

 

SteriLid Eyecare Solutions 

SteriLid is a science-based solution for daily lid hygiene which is important for those with blepharitis and dry eye, as well as those preparing for eye surgery. SteriLid is a convenient and effective way to cleanse the eyelids and eyelashes and is the first eyelid cleanser shown to kill both gram positive and gram negative bacteria.
CONTACT LENS CENTRE AUSTRALIA
1800 125 023
or contactlenscentreaustralia.com.au

 

LipiScan Dynamic Meibomian Imager

With a small footprint and user-friendly design, the LipiScan with Dynamic Meibomian Imaging (DMI) was designed to make high-definition meibography accessible for any ophthalmic practice. It’s the first dedicated HD meibomian gland imager designed for efficiency and versatility. The durable yet lightweight device was designed for workflow maximization and easy integration into busy practices. Both lower eyelids can be imaged in about a minute.
JOHNSON & JOHNSON VISION
1800 266 111
or tearscience.com

 

Lacrydiag and Lacrystim 

LacryDiag enables the practitioner to automatically diagnose various forms of dry eye in less than five minutes. It allows eyecare professionals to analyse, through non-contact exams, the ocular surface to evaluate precisely the three different layers of the tear film – aqueous, lipid and mucinic. Adopting intense pulsed light technology, LacryStim IPL system treats dry eye diseases such as meibomian gland dysfunction. The device features a unique wavelengths spectrum and train of pulses to stimulate the lachrymal and meibomian glands, helping reduce inflammation. These mechanisms help improve the tear film quality and reduce symptoms associated with mild to moderate dry eye.
DEVICE TECHNOLOGIES
1800 429 551
or device.com.au

 

 

Systane Ultra Lubricating Eye Drops 

Systane Ultra Lubricating Eye Drops are clinically proven to deliver extended protection and high-performance dry eye symptom relief that lasts. It’s available in both 10mL bottles and a ‘Home and Away’ pack consisting of two 10mL bottles. Systane Ultra Lubricating Eye Drops are also available in a preservative-free formulation for patients with sensitive eyes.
ALCON
1800 224 153, CH2: 1300 283 122
or pharmacy@ch2.net.au

Optive Fusion

Optive Fusion lubricant eye drops are an artificial tear combining hyaluronic acid (HA) and carmellose sodium (CMC) with osmoprotectants to deliver fast relief for dry eyes. Individual components of Optive Fusion coat the ocular surface with a hydrating and lubricating protective shield. HA is a lubricant naturally found in the eye that also has water retention and wound healing properties. CMC is a mucoadhesive agent, which lubricates and protects the eye surface, while osmoprotectants help restore osmotic balance and hydrate the cells on the eye surface. Optive Fusion also promotes an optimal environment for ocular surface regeneration.
ALLERGAN
1800 252 224
or australiaenquiries@allergan.com

 

 

Lumecare Singles Carmellose 

Lubricant eye drops for lasting and soothing relief, and protection against burning, irritation and discomfort due to ocular dryness or exposure to environmental factors. For moderate to severe dry eye. They are preservative free and can be used with contact lenses.
CONTACT LENS CENTRE AUSTRALIA
1800 125 023
or contactlenscentreaustralia.com.au

 

The Eye Doctor Hot/Cold Eye Compress

The Eye Doctor has introduced the new ‘Sterileyes’ antimicrobiol protection for its Hot/Cold Eye Compress. Sterileyes is an antibacterial shield proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria. The patented solution is bound to the fibres of the mask to protect the eyes from potentially harmful bacteria. It also provides stain protection and eliminates germs that create odour. The Eye Doctor Hot/Cold Compress is designed to treat meibomian gland dysfunction. It can be used in the microwave, oven or freezer and has a removable washable cover. Used hot, it alleviates the symptoms of dry eye disease, blepharitis, chalazion, grittiness, irritation and sore eyes. Used cold, it soothes the symptoms of hay fever/allergies, inflammation, tired/itchy/puffy/sore eyes, sinus headaches and migraines.
GOOD OPTICAL SERVICES
(03) 9645 1066
or goodopt@ozemail.com.au

 

 

OCULUS K5M 

The OCULUS K5M is an advanced corneal topographer with a colour camera optimised for external imaging. It can help to accurately diagnose DED origins and document the findings in the Jenvis Dry Eye Report, which removes guesswork because the results point to the treatment regime to undertake for each patient. Once treatment is complete the K5M can compare results to evaluate the success of the treatment.The summarised results in the Jenvis report can be printed and given to, or emailed to, patients and other medical professionals. The K5M can image meibography, NIKBUT (noninvasive tear break time), tear meniscus height, lipid layer, OSDI or McMonnies Dry Eye Questionnaire and automatically quantify bulbar redness.
DESIGNS FOR VISION
1800 225 307
or enquiries@dfv.com.au

 

 

Systane Balance Lubricant Eye Drops

Systane Balance Lubricant Eye Drops help support and restore your patient’s delicate lipid layer by replenishing essential moisture to eyes. This clinical strength intensive therapy provides lasting relief from moderate to severe symptoms of dry eye. Available in 10mL bottles for home or on the go.
ALCON
1800 224 153, CH2: 1300 283 122
or pharmacy@ch2.net.au
Evolve Carmellose & Hypromellose Eye Drops
Both drops provide soothing relief for patients with mild, moderate or severe dry eye. It’s a unique system designed to combine the benefits of unit dose preservative-free eye drops with the convenience of a standard eye drop bottle. Once opened the bottle can be used for up to three months.
CONTACT LENS CENTRE AUSTRALIA
1800 125 023
or contactlenscentreaustralia.com.au

I-Lid ‘n Lash

The I-Lid ’n Lash range works to wipe clean and remove ocular debris, and hydrate sensitive skin. In addition to I-Lid ‘n Lash regular, the I-Lid ‘n Lash Plus edition is a formulation combining sodium hyaluronate and 5% Tea Tree Oil, offering a powerful antiseptic with cleansing and hydrating properties. The stronger Pro formulation is for professional use, and works to disinfect eyelids and lashes requiring advanced cleansing. It helps manage symptoms associated with meibomian gland dysfunction, rosacea, dry eye, demodex, chalazia and other lid margin diseases.
DESIGNS FOR VISION
1800 225 307
or enquiries@dfv.com.au

 

Opti-Soothe Preservative-Free Eyelid Wipes 

The new Opti-Soothe Preservative-Free Eyelid Wipes are ideal for daily gentle cleansing to assist in the removal of debris from the eyelid. The 20 individual, preservative-free textured wipes contain a unique formulation of tea tree oil, hyaluronic acid, camomile and aloe vera.
AFT PHARMACEUTICALS
1800 238 742 76
or customer.service@aftpharm.com

 

ICP Ocular Surface Analyser

The multifunctional ICP OSA analyses the functionality and stability of tear film layers, and features advanced infrared meibography with automated detection and quantification of meibomian glands (MGs). It delivers comprehensive qualitative tests and quantification reports, including lipid layer thickness, tear meniscus height, non-invasive tear break up time, MG imaging, classification of MG dysfunction, vivid anterior eye imaging, pre and post treatment trend reports, and more. It's compact, slit lamp mountable and can be used stand-alone with an optional base and head rest.
BOC INSTRUMENTS
1800 804 331
or sales@bocinstruments.com.au

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