Moorfields Pharmaceuticals offer a range of dry eye treatments for mild, moderate and severe dry eyes. Different ingredients are used depending on the etiological causes of dry eye syndrome. These causes are usually a result of either evaporative or aqueous-deficient dry eye. The Moorfields range now consists of five products.
Lubristil Sodium hyaluronate eye drops, preservative-free, single-dose units
Lubristil Gel Sodium hyaluronate and xanthan gum eye gel, preservative-free, single-dose units
Emustil Soybean oil eye drop emulsion, preservative-free, single-dose units
What is it?
Dry eye syndrome is a disorder of the tear film due to tear deficiency or excessive evaporation, which causes the eyes to become dry, inflamed and uncomfortable and may damage the ocular eye surface.
There are two main reasons for the occurrence of dry eye syndrome:
First when the eyes can’t make enough tears, sometimes called aqueous deficient dry eye. There are many causes of this, one of the most common is simply the natural ageing process. The Lacrimal glands are involved in production of the aqueous (watery) component of the tear film.
Second is when the tears evaporate too quickly from the eye surface. The most common cause of excessive tear evaporation is blockage and dysfunction of the Meibomian oil glands (MGD). The Meibomian glands are responsible for producing a lipid layer (oily film) over the surface of our tears. MGD may also be associated with inflammation of the eyelid margin when the condition is termed Posterior Blepharitis.
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