Optimel Manuka Honey Eye Drops by Melcare help to stabilise the surface health of the eye against dry eye symptoms such as sore, irritated eyes and eyelids. The eye drops are designed to be used alongside lubricating eye drops.
These dry eyes eye drops assist the surface health of the eye by creating a micro-environment that facilitates healing and prevents further damage. Optimel Manuka Honey eye drops for dry eyes lower the eye's acid level (pH), inhibiting bacteria that may potentially damage the surface of the eye.
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. Using Optimel Manuka Honey eye drops 3 times a day can significantly improve the situation within a month.
Benzoic acid, a widely used food preservative that is rapidly metabolised by the liver and present at naturally high quantities in honey from Leptospermum species bees, is utilised as a preservative in Optimel Manuka Honey eye drops. Because of its long history of use, natural presence in honey, and effectiveness, it was chosen as the preferred preservative.
Manuka Honey Eye Drops are suitable for chronic dry eyes, eye discomfort, sore, irritated eyes and eyelids.
How to use: Please wash your hands. Remove the cap and make sure the nozzle does not come into contact with anything. As needed, place one drop in the eye. Manuka Honey Eye Drops can be applied up to 3 times daily to the inferior conjunctival fornix. This can significantly reduce CFUs from baseline at month 1 in the eyelids of patients with dry eye caused by tear deficiency and/or meibomian gland disease. Discard 2 months after opening.
Please note: stinging after instilling Optimel Manuka Honey eye drops is to be expected but should be short-lived. Mild redness can occur too.
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 or benzoate preservatives without seeking medical advice. Do not insert whilst wearing contact lenses. Wait at least 30 minutes before inserting lenses.
16.5% Manuka Honey (Pharmaceutical grade Leptospermum sp), Sodium Chloride, Benzoic Acid and Purified Water.
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