Identifying and managing dry eye

There is no cure for dry eye[1] , but a range of products are available to manage the symptoms.

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Patients can use the the Optrex Blink Test to identify the symptoms of dry eye, and treatments — including eye drops and liposomal eye sprays — can be used to manage these symptoms.

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The Optrex Blink Test can be used to test for signs of dry eye. The patient stares at the white dot, and the time taken to feel discomfort can provide an indication if the patient may be suffering from dry eye.

Click here to take the interactive online Optrex Blink Test.

Symptomatic management of dry eye

Dry eye drops

Hydrating drops that provide instant relief by rehydrating dry, irritated eyes. Examples include:

  • Optrex Everyday Eye Drops:
    Rehydrate and lubricate occasional dry eyes.
  • Optrex intensive Eye Drops: A more intensive dry eyes treatment. Provides instant rehydration and long lasting relief.
  • Optrex Contact Lens Eye Drops: For everyday use and are suitable for use with contact lenses.

Optrex ActiMist 2 in 1 for dry and irritated eyes

A liposomal eye spray containing liposome molecules. Can help repair the eye’s natural protective moisture barrier to reduce moisture loss.

For dry eyes due to a disrupted lipid layer of the tear film (approximately 80% of dry eye cases)[2]

  • Instant relief for up to four hours 22.33
  • Can produce significant improvements in tear film stability*[4]
  • Eases irritation and discomfort
  • Suitable for contact lens wearers
  • Doesn’t smudge make up.

Using Optrex ActiMist 2in 1 Eye Spray

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*for > or = 1 hour after a single application of phospholipid liposomal spray.

[1] National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Dry Eye Clinical Knowledge Summary.

[2] Dausch D et al/Klin Monatsbl Augenheikd 2006; 23;974–983.

[3] Khaireddin, R. et al. Comparative Investigation of Treatments for Evaporative Dry Eye Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 2010 Feb;227(2):128–34.

[4] Craig J.P. et al. Effect of a liposomal spray on the pre-ocular tear film. Cont Lens Anterior Eye 2010 Apr;33(2):83–7.

Last updated
The Pharmaceutical Journal, Identifying and managing dry eye;Online:DOI:10.1211/PJ.2016.20202990

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