Hycosan®

Hycosan® is a well-established range of preservative-free lubricants for symptom relief for tired, itchy dry eyes of all severities. Hycosan® eye drops are high quality eye lubricants delivered in the unique COMOD system, which ensure 6 month sterility and do not require preservatives. The Hycosan® range also contains Hycosan® Night ointment for night-time symptom relief.

Safe:
Preservative free, ideal for daily use and suitable for contact lens wearers
Effective:
Tried, Tested and Recommended by Health Care Professionals for relief from all grades of Dry Eye Symptoms.
Convenient:
Our specialised bottle contains 7.5ml of solution. 10ml in UK ensuring 6 months sterility.
Contains Expert Recommended:
HEAT, CLEANSE, HYDRATE is based on the TFOS* Dry Eye staged management plan of the DEWS II** paper.

The Hycosan range sells exceptionally well. This is due to its long shelf-life which is 6 months, being contact lens friendly and most importantly preservative free. It’s great to have a range of products suitable for all age groups.

- Shahil Soni, Husbands Pharmacy, Uk.

Where to Buy

Available at all good Pharmacies and Opticians.

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