Optimel Manuka Forte Eye Gel contains a standardized antibacterial Manuka honey developed from Leptospermum sp. and is preservative free for moderate to severe dry eye. It improves eye comfort and reduces lid margin redness.
- Aqueous tear deficiency
- Meibomian disease
- Corneal erosion
- Colonised ocular surface
Optimel Manuka Forte Eye Gel helps improve eye surface health and reduce inflammation. Optimel Manuka Forte Eye Gel assist the surface health of the eye by creating a micro-environment that supports healing and prevents further damage. When applied to the surface of the eye, Optimel Manuka Forte Eye Gel provide a barrier that through low pH, acts on bacteria that may potentially colonise the traumatised surface.
Patients with tear deficiency and meibomian gland disease have an overgrowth of ocular flora. This overgrowth is thought to contribute to the tear film instability and ocular surface damage. Both topical and systemic antibiotics can significantly reduce the Colony Forming Units (CFUs) in eyes with chronic lid disease. With the increase of resistance among ocular pathogen, the efficacy of antibiotic therapeutic regimens is being reduced.
Application of Optimel Manuka Forte Eye Gel 3 times daily to the inferior conjunctival fornix and lower lid margins can significantly reduce CFUs from baseline at month 1 and month 3 in the eyelids and conjunctiva of patients with dry eye caused by tear deficiency and/or meibomian gland disease.
Reduction of CFUs reduces the potential susceptibility of the dry eye patient to bacterial conjunctivitis and keratitis. The reduction in CFUs may also assist in improving the clinical symptoms of dry eye disease by reducing the production of certain bacterial lipases that are thought to hydrolyse meibomian gland lipids.
The application of antibacterial Leptospermum sp honey (Manuka) was associated with significant clinical improvements in dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction. The only adverse effects noted with the use of Optimel Manuka Forte Eye Gel in the eye are transient stinging and redness. No serious adverse effects are noted.
- DO NOT use if hypersensitive to bee products or food gums.
- Do not instill whilst wearing contact lenses. Wait at least 30 minutes before inserting lenses.
- Discard 2 months after opening.
- Sodium Chloride
- Leptospermum sp Honey (980 mg/g)
- 10 g Plastic Tube