Dry Eye Treatments
A complete range of dry eye products from Rayner Pharmaceuticals
Dry Eye Syndrome
The prevalence of Dry Eye Syndrome increases with age, with the over 60s most likely to suffer. However, it is also influenced by lifestyle and environmental factors, and as many as 50% of us may suffer from dry eye at some point in our lives.
Dry Eye Syndrome has been defined as a multifactorial disease of the tears and ocular surface that results in symptoms of discomfort, visual disturbance, and tear film instability with potential damage to the ocular surface. It is accompanied by increased osmolarity of the tear film and inflammation of the ocular surface (DEWs Report, 2007). In other words, dry eye is caused when there is too little water, oil or mucus in the tear film.
The condition ranges from mild cases (which often go untreated and are caused by environmental factors) to more severe disorders of the lachrymal tear film which can result in chronic eye disease. Initial symptoms can often be relieved with preservative-free artificial tears.
Rayner Pharmaceuticals offers a wide choice 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 evaporative or aqueous-deficient dry eye, or a combination of the two.
The Rayner Pharmaceuticals dry eye range now consists of eight products, offering a wide choice of treatments depending on the underlying need and diagnosis. When possible, a preservative-free option should be used..
- Lubristil®: Sodium hyaluronate 0.15% eye drops, preservative-free, single-dose units
- Lubristil Gel®: Sodium hyaluronate 0.15% and xanthan gum 1% eye gel, preservative-free, single-dose units
- Emustil™: Soybean oil 7% eye drop emulsion, preservative-free, single-dose units
- Ilube®: Acetylcysteine 5% eye drops (10ml with preservatives)
- PF Drops™ Hypromellose 0.3% eye drops, preservative-free, multi-dose 10ml bottle
- PF Drops™ Carmellose 0.5% eye drops, preservative-free, multi-dose 10ml bottle
- PF Drops™ Carmellose 1% eye drops, preservative-free, multi-dose 10ml bottle
Dry Eyes Medical
Rayner Pharmaceuticals has a unique dry eye resource for pharmacists and health professionals www.dryeyesmedical.com, which contains comprehensive information about diagnostic tools and treatments as well as peer-reviewed research.
How to get our products
If you are a healthcare professional, Rayner Pharmaceuticals dry eye products can be ordered from pharmaceutical wholesalers as well as directly from Alloga (UK) 020 7684 9090 (option 1).
If you are an optician, our products are available to order from Mid Optic, Three-Sixty or Bondeye Optical.
If you are a patient and suffer from dry eyes, our products are available from all good pharmacies and opticians. You can also purchase our products online - please follow the product links above.