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Optase MGD Advanced

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    About Optase MGD Advanced Dry Eye Drops

    • Active ingredient: Glycerin 0.9%
    • Contains sacha inchi seed oil, trehalose and sodium hyaluronate
    • Preservative-free multi-dose bottle
    • Contact lens compatible
    • 10mL (0.33 fl oz)

    Description (Rebecca's)

    April, 2022

    This drop is truly new, not just "new to the US" (i.e. part of the accelerating migration of dry eye products from Europe to the US). How often do we get a completely new eye drop... not very!

    Optase MGD is, in effect, a sort of dry eye "combo drop". While glycerin is nominally the active ingredient, a cardinal unwritten and unspoken rule of artificial tears in the US is that the interesting stuff frequently gets tucked in the inactive ingredient list*. Optase MGD is a classic example. 

    • Sodium hyaluronate. Oasis was the first example of a sodium hyaluronate drop on the US market but by now almost every major brand has a drop containing it.
    • Trehalose. This is best known in a European drop called Thealoz Duo (which, speaking of the migration, recently came to the US under the brand Ivizia), but trehalose also exists in Refresh Optive Mega and Theratears Extra. 
    • Sacha Inchi Seed Oil, making this (or so I gather) reasonably describable as a lipid drop. There aren't too many of those in the US - Retaine MGD being the most notable one, although it is certainly not directly comparable.

    Anyway, ingredients aside, the proof is always in the proverbial pudding. As we know in the dry eye world, everything works for someone and nothing works for everyone. If you try this let me know what you think, especially in comparison to other drops with any similar ingredients.

    *This is in order to comply with dinosaur-era FDA regulations about artificial tears, otherwise known as the OTC Monograph (specifically for ophthalmic demulcents and emollients). In 2020, a law was changed that brings at least some hope of this eventually changing.

    Description (Manufacturer's)

    An advanced preservative free lipid-based drop for evaporative dry eye.

    • Advanced DEMET technology
    • Preservative Free
    • 3 Months Sterility
    • 300 Drops

    Advanced microemulsion of ingredients (Sacha inchi seed oil, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin) in a formula that is optically clear and non-blurring and that creates a low surface tension in the optimal volume for an eye drop 30ul.

    Drug facts

    Active Ingredients

    Glycerin 0.9%

    Purpose: Eye lubricant

    Uses

    • For use as a lubricant to prevent further irritation
    • May be used as a protectant against further irritation
    • To relieve dryness of the eye

    Warning

    • For external use only
    • To avoid contamination, do not touch tip of container to any surface. After use, shake the bottle downwards in order to remove any residual drop that may be left. Replace cap after using.
    • Do not use the solution if it changes color or becomes cloudy.

    Stop use and ask doctor if

    • You feel eye pain
    • Changes in vision occur
    • Redness or irritation of the eye lasts
    • Condition worsens or lasts more than 72 hours

    Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.

    Directions

    Put one or two drops in the affected eyes as needed.

    Other information

    Use only if tamper evidence seal on the cap is intact.

    Inactive ingredients

    Citric acid monohydrate, Polyoxyethylenesorbitan, Monooleate, Potassium Chloride, Purified Water, Sacha Inchi Seed Oil, Sodium hyaluronate, Sodium Monooleate, Trehalose, Tromethamine

    Storage temperature

    Store at 5 - 30C / 41 - 86F

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    Reviewed by Carey H., from United States
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range
    51 - 60
    Gender
    Female
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Aqueous deficient dry eye
    • Evaporative dry eye
    • Blepharitis/MGD
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Review posted

    Works very well overnight for me

    I haven't tried as many different drops as some others have, but I can say that this drop does a much better job of getting me through the night without my eyelid sticking to my eye. I had been trying Refresh PM for that and I'd still wake up after about 4 hours with my lid stuck (and oily residue on my lids).

    Previously, first thing in the morning I would use Ocusoft Retaine MGD and it was fine. I've also had a little experience with Refresh Mega-3 drops, and they were okay too. I started using this drop as my "day" drop just because once I opened it, I felt the clock was ticking and I wanted to make the best use of the product and not have it go past 90 days after opening. It works fine as a day drop too, though I wonder if I could use it as a refresher (on top of contact lenses) during the day when needed.

    Finally, this is my first preservative-free bottle experience, and it has been somewhat frustrating dispensing the drops. But I think (hope!) I am learning. I feel I wasted many drops early on.

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    Thank you for your review! The product does note contact lens compatible. I would recommend speaking with your doctor if you have any concerns.
    We know the Preservative Free bottle can be hard to get use to. My recommendation is patience when trying to dispense the drop. If you ever find yourself having continued issues, please reach out to our office for support.

    Reviewed by Cindy B., from United States
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    Female
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    Rated 3 out of 5
    Review posted

    Optase MGD

    It works as well as Systane PF.

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    Reviewed by Linda C., from United States
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range
    71 - 80
    Gender
    Female
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    Yes
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    • Blepharitis/MGD
    • Evaporative dry eye
    Systemic diseases/conditions related to eye issues
    • Sjogrens/Lupus/Rheumatoid arthritis
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    It works for me!

    I have multiple autoimmune diseases and corneal disease, Chronic Dry Eye, Sicca Syndrome, MGD, etc. My left eye is more damaged than my right eye and most painful when I remove my PROSE devices at night. I’ve tried multiple different brands of gels and drops. This is the only one that works for me and stops the pain!

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    Reviewed by Karla M., from United States
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    Gender
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    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    No
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    • Blepharitis/MGD
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Best dry eye treatment I've tried so far....and I've tried a lot!

    Loved it!

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