I just learned that some people with meibomitis can not tolerate over the counter eyewashes. I used one recently and my eye swelled up. It was recommended to me to use a product called Unisole 4 which would be in the contact lens section. It has saline without other additives you may be allergic to. I have not purchased it yet.
I have the worst case of recurrent corneal erosion ever. I was first diagnosed in the late 80's. I have tried everything from corneal specialist to eye duct plugs, therapeutic bandages and every drop both prescription and over the counter. I am basically at my wits end. My quality of life suffers on a daily basis. I have been diagnosed with loose weak cornea's, they rip very easy, something as simple as a gust of wind or a fan blown in my direction can set me off and put me in agony for weeks!
Patients apparently did no worse on Optive than in Vismed.
Randomized, phase III study comparing osmoprotective carboxymethylcellulose with sodium hyaluronate in dry eye disease.
To compare a treatment containing carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and the osmoprotective (OsPr) compatible osmolytes erythritol, L-carnitine, and glycerin (OsPr-CMC) with a standard sodium hyaluronate (Na-HY) formulation in patients with dry eye disease.
Hyaluronate drop starting a phase II in the US.
Seikagaku Initiates a Phase II Clinical Trial in the United States for SI-614, Indicated for Treatment of Dry Eye
Tokyo, Japan, January, 2012—Seikagaku Corporation (hereafter “Seikagaku”) (head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) hereby announces that SI-614 has entered into a Phase II clinical trial in the United States (U.S.) for the treatment of dry eye....
SI-614 is a modified hyaluronate with an excellent tear
From what I've read of user comments on the forum, patient acceptance of this product varies as much as it does with any of the others (Ocusoft, Sterilid and so on).
Tolerability and acceptability of Blephagel: a novel eyelid hygiene aqueous gel.
Commonly associated with dry eye, blepharitis is the most commonly encountered disorder in general ophthalmologic practice. Although anti-infective and anti-inflammatory therapies are available, eyelid hygiene is the cornerstone