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Optimel Manuka+ Forte Eye Gel by Melcare is designed to be used on the lid margin and helps stabilise the health of the eye and relieve symptoms such as dry eye, blepharitis, and irritated eyelids.

Manuka+ Forte Eye Gel helps restore eye comfort and reduce inflammation by improving eye-lid margin hygiene and reducing bacteria that may potentially colonise the eyelid margin and cause inflammation, poor tear quality, and trauma to the eye surface.

Melcare’s Optimel Manuka+ Forte Eye Gel contains a standardised medical grade Manuka honey developed from Leptospermum spp and is preservative free for moderate to severe dry eye.

Manuka Honey supports the surface health of the eye by creating a micro-environment that facilitates healing and prevents further damage. When applied to the lid margin, Optimel Manuka Honey Forte eye gel aids eye lid-margin hygiene, softening any crusts that form and lowing the pH environment helping reduce lid margin bacteria and the consequential inflammation around the meibomian gland ducts.

Reduced tear production and meibomian gland disease can increase the bacteria present in the eye, contributing to the tear film instability and eye surface damage. Applying Optimel Manuka Honey Forte eye gel 3 times a day can significantly improve the situation within a month.

Optimel Manuka+ Forte Eye Gel is suitable for: aqueous tear deficiency, eye discomfort and eye lid irritation.

How to use: Please wash your hands. Remove the cap and make sure the nozzle does not come into contact with anything. Hold the tube of Optimel Gel with the nozzle pointing downwards and gently squeeze until a bead of honey appears at the end of the nozzle. Touch the bead of honey with the top of a clean cotton tip to release the honey from the nozzle. Gently apply along the inside of the lower eyelid. Repeat on the opposite end of the cotton bud for the other eye. Apply the Gel up to 3 times per day, in the morning, around lunch time and before bed.

Optimel Manuka Honey Forte Eye Gel application:

Please note: Stinging after using Optimel Manuka Honey Forte Eye Gel is to be expected but should be short-lived. Mild redness can occur too. 

Single patient use only. Serious conditions should be managed under the supervision of an eye care professional. For any reaction other than transient stinging and redness, cease use and contact your eye care professional.

DO NOT use if you have a history of hypersensitivity or sensitivity to honey, food gums without seeking medical advice. DO NOT insert whilst wearing contact lenses. Wait at least 30 minutes before inserting lenses. Use by children aged less than 12 years should be on the advice of an eye care specialist or doctor. 

98% Manuka Honey (Pharmaceutical grade Leptospermum sp), Sodium Chloride and Purified Water.

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Product Code: MEL0002