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    OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub® Eyelid Cleansers

    Recognized as the market leader and #1 recommended by eye doctors, OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub® eyelid cleansers are intended for daily use.  Their mild, non-irritating formulations are 16X milder than baby shampoo (which was the standard of care until OCuSOFT®).  OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub® eyelid cleansers are effective and intended for continuous daily eyelid hygiene use.  The root cause of anterior blepharitis is the overproduction of oils.  Mild surfactants in OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub® eyelid cleansers act to dissolve and remove oil, debris and desquamated skin.  Recently, Hypochlorous acid formulations have been introduced for use in eyelid hygiene. However, Hypochlorous acid formulas do not contain surfactants and thus are largely ineffective in debriding the oil, scales and debris often associated with eyelid irritations.  Accordingly, in the most severe cases where Hypochlorous acid might be most beneficial, it is suggested to use Combination Therapy including both a surfactant cleanser and Hypochlorous acid to achieve optimum results.  In the article, “Alternative Products Available to Combat Ocular Surface Disease” that ran in the November 2014 issue of Primary Care Optometry News,  Katherine Mastrota, O.D., a consultant for NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, recommends pairing a Hypochlorous acid product with a “doctor recommended surfactant product.”