Allergan’s Gel Drops show reduction in dry eye symptoms

Allergan plc, has launched the over-the-counter artificial tear REFRESH OPTIVE Gel Drops, a new aqueous gel expertly designed for patients who need or desire a more viscous artificial tear option to relieve their Dry Eye symptoms.

Allergan on Wednesday announced that from REFRESH, the creators of the number one doctor recommended brand of artificial tears, new REFRESH OPTIVE Gel Drops are formulated with Glycerin and a unique blend of the active ingredient CMC which binds to the eye surface to provide long-lasting relief from Dry Eye discomfort.

“With REFRESH OPTIVE Gel Drops, eye care providers now have an even more comprehensive line of artificial tear types to offer to their patients with individual needs,” said Joseph Vehige, O.D., Vice President of Consumer Eye Care Research & Development, Allergan.

“Leveraging the latest technology from OPTIVE, the new multi-dose Gel Drops help Dry Eye patients find comfort any time, day or night.2”

“Dry Eye is a reduction in your eyes’ ability to produce or maintain sufficient quantity and quality of natural tears. Tears are important to the overall health of our eyes and our vision. My patients suffering from Dry Eye symptoms often ask me for a more hydrating artificial tear that will give them longer-lasting relief and comfort,” said Milton M. Hom, OD, FAAO.

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