Improved Dry Eye Relief
Health has launched its next-generation HydroEye, a patented oral formulation for
dry eye relief. HydroEye now provides the omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA from fish
NEW FORMULATION OF HYDROEYE NOW INCLUDES EPA
AND DHA FROM FISH OIL.
also contains a proprietary blend of GLA from black currant seed oil and other nutrient
co-factors. GLA is an omega 6 fatty acid that can dampen inflammation, an underlying
cause of dry eye, according to ScienceBased Health. The manufacturer also says research
has found that HydroEye raises levels of lactoferrin in patients about to undergo
LASIK. Call (888) 433-4726 or visit www.sciencebasedhealth.com.
New Software Enhances Patient
has released version 4.2 of its 3D animation software for patient education and
marketing in the eyecare community. The latest version features 47 new and enhanced
animations and introduces a collection of topics on contact lenses, Epi-LASIK, diabetic
retinopathy, strabismus, ocular vitamins and supplements and ocular plastics.
Version 4.2 includes a larger
library of vendor commercials and messages. Enhanced software features include simplified
Playlists and full tracking of all animations and video played through the software.
Call (877) 321-5481 or visit www
When Eye Models Are Better
has introduced three new eye models: the ICL, Corneoplastique and the EPI. Gulden
developed these models to help practitioners explain to patients various conditions
and procedures that may be difficult to understand or about which patients may be
apprehensive. These models allow a doctor or technician to quickly and completely
familiarize patients with these procedures and techniques, according to the manufacturer.
Gulden says the models are realistically colored and textured and are designed primarily
for patient and staff education. Call (215) 884-8105 or visit www.gulden
3D Vision System for Microscopes
Inc. has introduced the TrueVision Microsurgery Teaching System, a 3D vision system
for microscopes that frees users from looking through eyepieces. TrueVision Systems
says it's an ideal teaching and collaboration tool for ophthalmology and for other
disciplines in which a microscope is used. TrueVision converts the optical 3D image
viewed through the microscope to a 3D, high-definition digital image that's displayed
on a projection screen in real time, according to TrueVision.
TrueVision System consists of a plug-and-play, portable ergonomic cart with everything
needed to transport and run the system. It can be retrofitted to existing stereomicroscopes
by replacing the eyepiece module with the TrueVision Image Capture Module, according
to the manufacturer. Call (805) 879-5200 or visit www.truevisionsys.com.
NUTRIENTS FOR EYE AND WHOLE-BODY HEALTH.
Ocular Supplements Provide
Fortify Vitamins, Inc.
has launched a line of ocular supplements including Fortifeye Complete, Fortifeye
Macular Defense and Fortifeye Dry Eye Therapy. A key ingredient in these new supplements
is resveratrol. Fortify says recent studies show that resveratrol has an anti-vascular
endothelial growth factor (VEGF) effect that is key for patients who have diabetes
and macular degeneration.
Fortifeye Complete is designed
as a whole-body supplement with special nutrients to support ocular health, including
vitamins A, B complex, C and E as well as antioxidants of green tea, spinach, blueberry,
lutein, lycopene and resveratrol. Fortifeye Macular Defense, when used with Fortifeye
Complete, provides the AREDS-proven levels of nutrients necessary to help slow macular
degeneration, according to Fortify. Fortifeye Dry Eye Therapy contains fish oils,
gamma linoic acids from borage oils, curcumin (from tumeric) and sesame lignans.
Call (800) 660-4393 or visit www.fortifeye.com.
Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: February 2007