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Improved Dry Eye Relief

ScienceBased 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 oil.


THE NEW FORMULATION OF HYDROEYE NOW INCLUDES EPA AND DHA FROM FISH OIL.

HydroEye 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 Education

Eyemaginations, Inc. 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
.eyemaginations.com.

When Eye Models Are Better Than Words

Gulden Ophthalmics 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
industries.com.

3D Vision System for Microscopes

TrueVision Systems, 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.

The 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.


FORTIFEYE PROVIDES NUTRIENTS FOR EYE AND WHOLE-BODY HEALTH.

Ocular Supplements Provide Antioxidants

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