Melcare's Optimel Manuka Honey eye drops help stabilise the surface health of the eye from dry eye symptoms such as sore, irritated eyes and eyelids. They are designed to be used AS WELL AS lubricating eye drops, not as an alternative.
Optimel Manuka Honey eye drops 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 Honey eye drops lower the acid level (pH), acting on 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.
PLEASE NOTE: stinging after installing Optimel Manuka Honey eye drops is to be expected but should be short-lived. Mild redness can occur too.
The preservative used in Optimel Manuka Honey eye drops is benzoic acid which is a widely used food preservative rapidly metabolised by the liver and found at naturally high levels in honey from bees of the Leptospermum species. It has been chosen as the preferred preservative because of its long history of use, natural presence in honey and its effectiveness.
|Cost for 28 days (using 3 times a day per eye, discarding as directed)||£12.60|
|After opening can be used for||60 days|
|Approx number of drops||200|
|Suitable for use while wearing contact lenses||No|
|Other ingredients||16.5% Manuka Honey (Pharmaceutical grade Leptospermum sp)|
|Phosphate free buffer||Yes|
Moderate dry eyes
|Suitable for use in pregnancy & breast feeding||There is no data to confirm safe but not aware of any potential adverse effects. If you’re unsure please consult your doctor.|
|Manuka Honey (Pharmaceutical grade Leptospermum sp)||16.5%|
16.5% Manuka Honey (Pharmaceutical grade Leptospermum sp), Sodium Chloride, Benzoic Acid and Purified Water.
*All ingredients are correct to the best of our knowledge, but may be subject to change.
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