For Optimal, Fast Acting Results, Clean ‘n Spray™ with
OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub® & OCuSOFT® HypoChlor®
The root cause of anterior blepharitis is the overproduction of oils. Surfactants in OCuSOFT ® Lid Scrub ® Eyelid Cleanser dissolve and remove oil, debris and desquamated skin. While hypochlorous acid is fast-acting against microorganisms, a surfactant like those found in OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub® is necessary for removing oil and foreign material. When the most severe conditions occur, the combination of OCuSOFT ® Lid Scrub ® and OCuSOFT ® HypoChlor ® (0.02% Hypochlorous acid) is ideal.
To achieve optimum results, CLEAN all oil, debris and other contaminants associated with eyelid irritations using OCuSOFT ® Lid Scrub ® Eyelid Cleanser and then SPRAY OCuSOFT ® HypoChlor ® for fast action against microorganisms.
OCuSOFT Inc. is a privately-held eye and skin care company with an established reputation for innovation in eyelid hygiene. Recognized as the market leader and #1 recommended by eye doctors, OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub® Eyelid Cleansers are intended for daily use and are available in pre-moistened pads or foam pump dispensers for easy application. Their mild, non-irritating formulations are 16X milder than baby shampoo (which was the standard of care until OCuSOFT®). OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub® Original Formula is a surfactant-based cleanser (not a detergent) intended to be used on the outer eyelid and lid margins and works by removing excessive oil, debris and other material from the eyelids. OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub® PLUS offers proven antibacterial properties—killing in as little as 60 seconds.
Most Expert Ophthalmologists and Optometrists Agree that the Surfactant Components of Existing Eyelid Cleansers are Necessary to Remove Excessive Oil, Debris and Desquamated Skin from the Eyelids.
It is interesting to note that debridement claims made by hypochlorous acid products are due to the spray projectile packaging of all hypochlorous acid products rather than strength of the concentration. Significantly, none of the hypochlorous acid formulations on the market contain any surfactants to remove oil from the eyelids. Most expert ophthalmologists and optometrists agree that the surfactant components of existing eyelid cleansers are necessary to remove excessive oil, debris and desquamated skin from the eyelids. Since OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub® PLUS contains anti-bacterial properties, in cases of bacterial blepharitis treatment, this ONE product will effectively treat most patients.
The role of hypochlorous acid in eye care is not for continuous everyday eyelid cleansing, but instead used as an adjunct to OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub® Eyelid Cleansers in severe cases only. Only in such severe cases might hypochlorous acid (OCuSOFT® HypoChlor®) be beneficial. In such cases, OCuSOFT® suggests the use of Combination Therapy including both a surfactant cleanser and hypochlorous acid to achieve desired results. After conditions clear, use OCuSOFT® HypoChlor® as needed.
All hypochlorous acid products are manufactured similarly. Chlorine in water splits into two forms, Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) and Hypochlorite Ion (OCl-). At the high pH the chlorine provided by bleach contains a maximum of Hypochlorite Ion. The chlorine produced by electrolyses or chemical reaction contains a maximum concentration of Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl). How much of each is present in a chlorine solution is totally dependent upon the pH of the solution. As pH rises, less Hypochlorous Acid and more Hypochlorite Ion is in the solution. As the pH rises, less germ-killing power is available. The ideal pH of a disinfecting chlorine solution is a pH of 6-7 which is where most HOCl products range.
The shelf-life of some hypochlorous acid products is two years, however, once the product is opened, its equilibrium shifts, chlorine gas is released and it degrades into saline after 30 days. Therefore, one bottle only lasts one month. Compare this to OCuSOFT® HypoChlor® that has an 18 month shelf-life and stability either opened or unopened. Since we believe that OCuSOFT® HypoChlor® should only be used as an adjunct to eyelid cleansers and for severe cases only, OCuSOFT® HypoChlor®’s 2oz. bottle could last a patient for 3-6 months. Once the eyelid irritation is under control within the first few weeks of treatment, the patient can switch to a low cost maintenance regimen of OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub® Original.
Doctors have long treated blepharitis and lid disease by recommending mild cleansers with surfactants (baby shampoo initially, then commercial lid cleansers such as OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub® which are less irritating than baby shampoo) and prescribing antibiotics when necessary. Although most antibiotic prescriptions will kill the primary bacterial flora found on the eyelid, a surfactant cleanser was, and still is, recommended first to debride the eyelid and remove excessive oil that harbor bacteria.
OCuSOFT® Clean ‘n Spray™ Convenience Kit provides the best of both worlds at an affordable price.