Need a Better Artificial Tear? Try Retaine MGD8:00 AM
I don't know that there is a medical marketplace so oversaturated and underperforming as artificial tears. Just ask 10 people who complain that their eyes are red or burning or dry what eye drops they are using and the variety of answers is astounding. Depending on the OTC drops you purchase, you may be experiencing really poor relief of your dry eye symptoms, and could even be making your symptoms worse! (Please, please, don't buy those red eye drops. They are full of preservatives that are making your eyes much worse!)
|Your tear film is made of 3 layers. The lipid layer (surface|
coating) is usually the one that is compromised in dry eye,
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- Cationic Ophthalmic Emulsion -- Not to get too heavy into the science, but if you want to get something to last longer on the cornea, you need to find away to get the moisture molecules in the artificial tear to stay attracted to the corneal surface for a long time, instead of just blinking right off like most artificial tears do. The key is in electrostatic molecular attraction -- the corneal surface has an overall negative ionic charge, so the Retaine MGD emulsion is formulated with a positive molecular charge to "stick" to the surface. Opposites attract- it is a law of the universe.
- Lipid-Stabilizing Molecular Make Up -- This drop is called Retaine MGD for a reason. MGD stands for meibomian gland dysfunction, the most common cause of dry eye. The meibomian glands are oil glands that secrete the top-coat of the tear film, slowing evaporation of your mostly water-based tear film off of your eye. In meibomian gland dysfunction, the meibomian oil glands are faulty, meaning that the tear surface is unstable and can quickly evaporate. Retaine MGD is formulated to help support and reinforce your natural lipid top coat, helping keep your own tear film on your eye longer!
- Preservative Free -- Preservatives are great to kill bacteria and pathogens, but what is toxic to bacteria is also toxic to your eye. Preservatives are the main source of burning and stinging for most people when they use OTC eye drops, and the more you use a drop, the more toxic preservative you are exposing yourself to. Preservative free drops reduce this irritation, and make it safe to use the drops as often during the day as you need without causing dryness as a side effect of your eye drop use!
- Long-Lasting but Not Blurring -- When you insert this drop, you will notice it is quite thick. But amazingly this thickness does not result in persistent blurry vision. This is because the ionic charge of the molecular makeup causes Retaine MGD to spread evenly over the ocular surface as you blink, and then stay evenly spread in between your blinks. The effect is a noticeable feeling of comfort, without the blurry vision induced by similar thicker drops like gel artificial tears currently on the market.