Systane® lubricant eye drops in the management of ocular dryness
This review study was published in 2011 in journal of Clinical Ophthalmology (IF 2011: 0.87) by Italian ophthalmologists. The purpose of this review is to outline the characteristics and clinical utility of the Systane® ocular lubricants that contain hydroxypropyl-guar and one or both of the demulcents, ie, polyethylene glycol 400 and propylene glycol. In particular, this review describes the formulations, mechanisms of action, and clinical utility of the newest additions to this topical ocular lubricant family, Systane Ultra® and Systane Balance®.
Systane Ultra and Systane Balance represent a good option for the management of dry eye, and in particular, Systane Balance provides the benefit of restoring the thickness of the tear film lipid layer in patients with dry eye secondary to Meibomian gland dysfunction.