Help for Dry and Gritty Eyes

March 1, 2011 by  
Filed under featured, Health

This is a very common problem that many millions of people suffer from, but a new and highly innovative eye drop formula has been launched to help tackle the problem. Rohto® Dry Eye Relief is a clinically proven eye-drop treatment that uses a natural bi-polymer called HydraMed to rapidly bring relief. Dry eyes mean that the normal tear film production and lubricating of the eye is not functioning adequately, sometimes leading to intense discomfort, as the eyes can no longer wet and lubricate themselves properly. This new product has been shown to improve this condition so that in less than a-month of regular use, the eyes feel more comfortable.

There are many reasons why we can suffer from dry and gritty-feeling eyes: modern lifestyles, an aging population, the contraceptive pill, some underlying illnesses and health conditions, as well as some medication can also trigger the condition. To treat it, you need something that will simulate as closely as possible the composition and effectiveness of the real tear film. This means that eye drops not only stay for as long as possible on the eye, but also have the right dynamic properties to allow proper mimicking of the natural tears during blinking to avoid blurring vision.

In healthy eyes, tears help create a lubricating and cleaning film over the eye, and dry eyes happen when there is not enough fluid to adequately create this film. What is needed is to rehydrate the surface of the eye, to recreate the tear film and relieve symptoms and the key component in Rohto® Dry Eye Relief contains HydraMed. This is an advanced patented formulation of two active ingredients – Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which helps restore and retain hydration, and Tamarind Seed Polysaccharide (TSP), which helps repair the surface of the eye.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring polymer found within the human eye which has incredible water attracting properties and can draw 3,000 times its own weight in water. This greatly reduces evaporation, and therefore fluid loss, from the eye. HA mimics the natural tear film in the eye, which is crucial for good eye health.The other key ingredient – Tamarind Seed Polysaccharide (TSP) – is a naturally occurring polymer that produces a visco-elastic solution and has a chemical structure similar to important proteins called mucins on the eye’s surface.

These two key ingredients work together synergistically and the Rohto formulation mimics the behaviour of natural human tears, becoming less viscous and sticky during a blink and more viscous between blinks which allows for easier blinking. Combined with its excellent fluid-retaining properties, this mean that water loss from the tear film is minimised, so the formula stays on the eye for longer.

It’s effectiveness has been proven in a series of clinical trials where it was found to improve eye condition by 56.5% and be up to five times more effective in treating damage than using hyaluronic acid alone. Patients who used it for 60 days had a 35% reduction of stinging and foreign-body sensations, and when compared to other common treatments using Hyaluronic Acid (HA), it was found to be 27% better in the reduction of stinging symptoms.

A user survey carried out at the British Contact Lens Association annual conference found that 82% of practitioners that tried the product agreed that Rohto® Dry Eye Relief provided an immediate soothing and cooling effect and a majority felt it gave longer relief than they expected would offer it to their patients.

Rohto® Dry Eye Relief brings fast and effective relief and its special formulation has been shown in studies to last for a long time on the eye. This greatly reduces the number of applications needed throughout the day to maintain comfort. It is available in a re-sealable and easily carried 0.5ml daily dose vial, which uses a special cap that allows you to quickly and safely re-use the vial two or three times a day – enough to greatly ease regular dry eye discomfort.