VisuEVO® is an innovative formulation containing omega-3 essential fatty acids, Vitamins A and D and ultra-filtered phospholipids. VisuEVO® reduces excessive evaporation of the tear film, which is caused by inflammatory conditions on the surface of the eye, due to the presence of liposomes (phospholipids), Omega-3 and Vitamin D. Vitamin A and phospholipids are natural constituents of the tear film. Their antioxidant action prevents damage caused by reactive oxygen species and facilitates homoeostasis and the retention of the tear film, as well as the control of its evaporation. Omega-3, Vitamin D and Phospholipids improve the osmolarity of the tear film, protecting it from inflammatory conditions caused by excessive evaporation.
VisuXL® Gel is a preservative free ophthalmic gel with lubricating and antioxidant components: Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin E TPGS and cross-linked sodium carboxymethylcellulose.
VisuXL® Gel is indicated for both day and night use. Cross-linked sodium carboxymethylcellulose is a biosynthetic substance, safe and inert, effective, and long lasting. Its cross-linking and the lack of specific enzymes able to degrade the molecule at the level of the ocular surface, stabilises the polymer giving it a longer half-life compared with the traditional hyaluronic acid.
Furthermore, the cross-linked sodium carboxymethylcellulose is a hydrogel which in its native state has specific characteristics including muco-mimetic properties, viscosupplementation, hydration and substance delivery.
VisuXL® is an ophthalmic, lubricating and antioxidant solution without preservatives, composed of Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin E TPGS and cross-linked hyaluronic acid salt. The cross-linked hyaluronic acid is a more stable and effective form of hyaluronic acid than the nonstabilized form and gives VisuXL® better viscoelastic, mucomimetic and moisturizing properties and is more effective over time.
COQUN® OS is a food supplement based on Coenzyme Q10 Miniactives®, a patented innovative technology based on the modified release of the active ingredient at specific time intervals (which is not affected by physiological variables such as pH and gastrointestinal motility), thanks to the presence of a permeable and insoluble polymeric multi-membrane system. COQUN® OS, thanks to its innovative and patented modified and controlled release technology, allows the transport of Coenzyme Q10, favouring its absorption.
Coenzyme Q10, also known as ubiquinone, is an endogenous molecule synthesized by our body and essential for the proper functioning of the mitochondria, the cellular units responsible for the production of energy in the body. The endogenous concentrations of Coenzyme Q10 tend to decrease naturally with aging and in the presence of neurodegenerative states, including those related to retinal ganglion cells.
It is recommended to take two capsules a day, preferably after meals, to be swallowed with a generous sip of water.
MeiboPatch® has been designed to minimise the risk of allergy. The mask is made from cotton and grape seeds. It does not contain any perfumes or essential oils. You can choose to use either side or switch sides during the application. The mask contains grape seeds which have the capacity to store and release heat. Grape seeds are very rarely allergenic and do not release any odor.
The mask can be used twice a day at the start of treatment. When your symptoms have been relieved, you can use it less frequently. In order to avoid irritating the eyelids, massaging the eyelids more than twice a day is not advised. Your eyecare specialist may assess the severity of your symptoms and advise you whether to use your mask more often.
The mask should be kept in its box. Unlike other grains, grape seeds do not turn rancid with the result that the mask has better longevity. The mask should not be washed. To prevent soiling, you can use a tissue placed between the mask and the eyelids during treatment. If necessary, you can disinfect your mask using a wipe impregnated with alcohol (available from pharmacies). In this case, let your mask dry completely before using it again. Before each use, it is necessary to check that the MeiboPatch® reaches the minimal effective temperature using the temperature testing strip (please refer to pages 5/6 of the IFU leaflet). Do not use the mask if the fabric is torn or any grape seeds are leaking.
Remove the mask from its box and place it on a clean plate suitable for microwave use. Stay near the microwave oven while the mask is being heated. Make sure that the microwave tray rotates correctly during heating.
40 seconds’ heating in a microwave oven with a power of 800 Watts is generally sufficient for MeiboPatch® to reach the desired temperature.
If after 40 seconds of heating your MeiboPatch® fails to reach a suitable temperature, moisten your mask with water using a clean cloth. Wait until your mask is dry before using it again.
Always check the temperature on removing the mask from the microwave oven.
Once you have heated your MeiboPatch® in the microwave, shake gently and test the temperature:
• using the temperature testing strip, (please refer to pages 5/6 of the IFU leaflet)
• on the inside of your wrist, to check whether the temperature is comfortable.
If the wattage of your microwave oven does not have a 800 Watts power, choose the setting nearest to 800 Watts and start by heating the mask for 40 seconds.
After heating the mask, check the temperature and if necessary adjust the heating time when you next use it.
Warning: Never heat for more than 60 seconds at a time.
Lie in a comfortable position. Place the mask on your closed eyes, making sure that the notch of the mask is correctly positioned over your nose.
Make sure you keep your eyes closed throughout application of the mask.
After it has been in place for 7 to 10 minutes, remove the MeiboPatch® and massage your eyelids using the technique explained below.
The eyelid massage is a part of your treatment with MeiboPatch® and will help to remove the secretions which have been liquefied by MeiboPatch®. This step is essential. You can perform this simple massage simultaneously on both eyes. Follow the instructions of your ophthalmologist to perform this massage. The basic technique is described below.
Massage should be done with closed eyes.
The technique is the same for the lower eyelids. Place your fingers just beneath the eyelashes in the inner corner of the eye and move them outwards.
Do not massage your eyelids more than 2-3 times in order to avoid irritating them. Finally, wipe away the secretions with a tissue or a wet compress.