Dry Eye Well-Being Patient Seminar 2021

1. The Dry Eye Journey: How can such a trivial-sounding disease bring me to my knees?

Featuring Rebecca Petris, founder of Dry Eye Foundation with Amie Hynes-Fitzpatrick from Scope Eyecare.

2. Ask the Expert – “What is Happening to My Eye”

Featuring Laura M Periman, Founder and Director of the Dry Eye Doctor and Mandy Davidson from Scope Eyecare.

3. Nutrition and Managing Dry Eye Disease

Featuring Dr Michael Gross, nutrition and well-being expert.

4. Simple Lifestyle Shifts to Alleviate Your Dry Eyes

Featuring Dr Pamela Theriot, optometrist and dry eye specialist.

Click here to download a free copy of Dr Theriot’s book: Alleviate Dry Eye

5. Clinic Tours from Wellington Eye Clinic, Aston University & BBR Optometry

Featuring Arthur Cummings, consultant ophthalmic Surgeon and James Wolffsohn, associate pro-vice Chancellor from Aston University and Nick Rumney, senior Optometrist Chairman at BBR Optometry.

6. Q&A with speakers

Featuring Rebecca Petris, Laura M Periman, Dr Michael Gross, James Wolffsohn, Nick Rumney moderated by Mandy Davidson.

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The Benefits of Preservative Free Drops
  • Benzalkonium chloride (BAK) is the most frequently used preservative in preserved eye drops. BAK can induce corneal and conjunctival epithelial cell apoptosis, damage corneal nerves, delay wound healing, interfere with tear film stability and cause loss of goblet cells.3
  • The negative symptoms experienced through the use of BAK-preserved drops may impact adherence to the prescribed treatment or management regime.4
  • Preservative-free tear replacement is preferred in cases of frequent and chronic application.5
  • Patients with Dry Eye Disease (DED), especially those with severe DED who require dosing over 4 times daily with lubricants or who use ocular lubricants in conjunction with other chronic topical therapies such as glaucoma medications, should avoid the use of ocular lubricants containing preservative.3
HYLO-Tear and HYLO-Forte Price Comparison
ProductHYLO TearHYLO ForteEvolve HAHyabakThealoz Duo
Drug Tariff price1£8.50£9.50£5.99£8.99£7.99
Average duration of scripts (days)30.3130.6519.7827.0725.55
Annual cost to ICS per patient£102.36£111.85£110.53£128.43£107.73

 

*Analysed data for preservative free (PF) ocular lubricants from Cegedim’s THIN database, Jan 2020-Dec 2020 (Representative of 400+ GP practices & 3.2M patient population)

The Benefits of Preservative Free Drops
  • Benzalkonium chloride (BAK) is the most frequently used preservative in preserved eye drops. BAK can induce corneal and conjunctival epithelial cell apoptosis, damage corneal nerves, delay wound healing, interfere with tear film stability and cause loss of goblet cells.3
  • The negative symptoms experienced through the use of BAK-preserved drops may impact adherence to the prescribed treatment or management regime.4
  • Preservative-free tear replacement is preferred in cases of frequent and chronic application.5
  • Patients with Dry Eye Disease (DED), especially those with severe DED who require dosing over 4 times daily with lubricants or who use ocular lubricants in conjunction with other chronic topical therapies such as glaucoma medications, should avoid the use of ocular lubricants containing preservative.3