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  • Refresh Optive Mega-3 (Omega 3 Flaxseed Oil eye drop)

    A new eye drop in the Refresh series with the added ingredient of omega 3 flaxseed oil (as an eye drop rather than an oral supplement). It just hit the US over the counter market this month so as I'm in UK I have no personal experience. As it is an oil-based drop may be helpful for people with MGD.

    Ingredients:
    Carboxymethylcellulose sodium 0.5%
    Glycerin 1%
    Polysorbate 80 0.5%
    Flaxseed oil
    Castor oil
    Trehalose
    Erythritol; Levocarnitine
    Boric acid; butylated hydroxyl toluene; pemulen TR-2; polyoxyl 40 stearate; purified water; sodium hydroxide

    https://www.allergan.com/news/news/t...ega-3-enhanced

    https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailyme...3&type=display





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    I just heard about this product and am trying to locate it here in the U.S. Searching online have only found it at Walmart but they won't ship it and it isn't available at any Walmart within 50 miles.

    I also have Fuchs Dystrophy and it was mentioned by someone on that forum who also has dry eye. She said that using it she has been able to go from 2 hours between drops to 4-5 hours. She also commented that it is superior to anything she has used in 15 years.

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    • #3
      That's great they had such great success with it, of course mileage may vary for each person but sounds promising. Since it is an oil-based drop it may help those with evaporative dry eye due to lacking meibomian oils, the fact they can use artificial tears less often might mean it's working to hold the tears on the eye longer without evaporating too quickly.

      I have heard it's tricky to find on shelves due to being so new on the market. I'm not in America so I don't know much about how things operate there but I found this site which says you can order online and pick it up at your local Walmart, CVS etc.

      https://www.blinkhealth.com/refresh-optive-mega-3

      Alternatively other oil-based drops that might be more widely available in America are Refresh Optive Advanced (castor oil) and Retaine MGD (mineral oil).
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      • #4
        I found Blink Health as well but I am reluctant to order from through them since their site is designed for prescription medication. Supposedly, you order and pay through them and then show up at the pharmacy with the receipt in hand. If you look online at reviews there have been mixed results with that. Since this is an OTC medication not sure why or how that would work. Additionally, I have searched the websites of every chain pharmacy and am not finding it. That said, the person that I mentioned who is using it got it at a Walgreens in Southern California.

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        • #5
          I'm surprised it isn't on Amazon yet, hopefully places will pick up more stock soon. I'd like to try it too but am in UK so will have to wait.
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          • #6
            A few years ago one of my ophthalmologists suggested an OTC drop for dry eyes which was not available in any retail stores. He wrote a prescription for it and I took it to CVS, and they said yes they could order this for me even though it was OTC and they did not carry it. So you might check with your pharmacy if they are able to order it for you, with or without a prescription from your doctor.

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