EYE-SAN® Foaming Antibacterial Cleanser
Role of the Eyelid
The main function of eyelids is protecting the eyes by keeping the foreign materials away with a physical barrier. Apart from acting as a natural barrier to foreign bodies, eyelids also spread tears regularly to keep eyes moist, and preventing them from drying out.
- Structure and Function of Eyelid
The eyelid is made up of several layers; from superficial to deep, these are: skin, subcutaneous tissue, ocular muscles, orbital septum, tarsal plates, and the conjunctiva. There are meibomian glands that lie within the eyelid and secrete the lipid part of the tear. The upper and lower eyelids are supplied by the cranial nerves which help to open and close eyes properly. There are fine hair follicles at the margins of both eyelids which keep the dust, dirt, and germs out.
- Importance of Eyelid Hygiene
Eyelid hygiene is very important in preventing eyelid infection and maintaining a healthy eyelid margin. By preventing the build-up of bacteria, proper eyelid hygiene prevents blepharitis and the resulting possibility of Demodex. Keeping the eyelids and lashes clean is also vital in protecting the millions of glands that line our eyelids and help secrete our tears.
- Eyelid Infections and Treatment
There are several types of infection that affect the eyelid and can cause complications by getting inside the eyes and sometimes even extending into the brain.
Hordeolum or Stye – a bacterial infection of the sebaceous glands around eyelid margins, a hot, red, painful lump under or on the eyelid, which appears within a day or two. The main symptoms of styes include pain, redness of the eyelid, and sometimes swollen eyelids. Styes usually disappear within a week without treatment. More persistent Stye infections require treatment.
Chalazions are caused by the inflammation of the fat-producing glands produce which mingle with tears to ensure the lubrication of the ocular surface. These tiny glands can become clogged, swell and get infected. Surgery is usually required if they do not respond to topical antimicrobial preparations.
Blepharitis is an inflammation of the free edge of the eyelid which can spread to all eyelids. Blepharitis can affect the outer part of the eyelids: the skin and eyelashes (anterior blepharitis). The eyelid is red, swollen often with small scabs at the root of the eyelashes. It can also reach the rim and the inside of the eyelid, which is in direct contact with the eye. Blepharitis symptoms include burning sensation, the feeling that there is something in the eye, excessive tearing, blurred vision, redness of the eye, light sensitivity, red and swollen eyelids, dry eye and sometimes crusting of the eyelashes on awakening. Gentle scrubbing of the eyelid along with antibiotics may be needed.
Demodex mites are a genus of tiny mites that live as commensals (live and feed) in and around the hair follicles of the eyelashes. While normally harmless, human demodex mites can sometimes cause irritation of the skin (demodicosis) in persons with weakened immune systems. A thorough debridement of the lashes and eyebrows with a cotton tip applicator soaked in a topical antimicrobial solution with Demodex-killing properties may be required.
Eye-San enriched with aloe vera is a safe and effective product for use in good eyelid hygiene just by simply wiping the eyelids at the end of the day or as many times as needed. It helps cleaning eyelids to remove makeup completely from eyelid margins.
Acute Eye Irritation Study in accordance with OPPTS and OECD Guidelines showed Toxicity Category III.
Eye-San® effectively kills a broad spectrum of microbes.
Eye-San®: Spectrum of Microbicidal Activity
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus
Vancomycin resistant enterococcus
2009 Influenza A VIRUS (Novel H1N1, Strain A/Mexico/4108-2009)
Microbicidal Activity Equivalent to 0.2% Chlorhexidine (surgical hand soap) Superior to: LEVER 2000. DIAL, IODOPHOR and other antimicrobial products
Active Ingredients: Lactic acid & Fatty Acids modified with emollients and aloe vera for anti-irritant properties
For external use only
US Patent No. 5942478 and Patent Pending
Directions of Use:
- Wash hands and remove contact lenses before use.
- Deliver foam onto pad, lint-free cloth, or finger
- Close eye and cleanse lid gently using a side to side motion. Do not touch the eye directly
- Let it dry completely
- Repeat if needed.
- Thoroughly rinse eyelid after use
- Consult physician if irritation occurs