Rosenberg, TX (April 13, 2015) – OCuSOFT Inc., a privately-held eye and skin care company with an established reputation for innovation in eyelid hygiene and ocular health, is pleased to introduce the next generation in eyelid cleansers, OCuSOFT®Lid Scrub® PLUS PLATINUM, with the added benefits of clinically proven PSG-2™ (phytosphingosine 0.2%).
OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub® PLUS PLATINUM is an extra strength leave-on eyelid cleanser containing surfactants plus a moisturizer and preservative blend that effectively eradicates seven different strains of bacteria commonly found on the eyelidsincluding MRSA and Staph epi1. Significantly, it also contains PSG-2™, a proprietary formulation that includes phytosphingosine, a water-binding agent that mimics the natural lipid layer of the outer epidermis for increased moisturizing throughout the day. Phytosphingosine has been reported to offer both anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties as well as aid in wound-healing.
OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub® PLUS PLATINUM which also includes a surfactant not only addresses the source of most eyelid conditions, but also the resulting symptoms leading to improved patient compliance. OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub® PLUS PLATINUM joins a growing line of eyelid hygiene management products to address all types of eyelid conditions including new OTC OCuSOFT® HypoChlor™ Solution (0.02% Hypochlorous acid) and OCuSOFT® HypoChlor™ Gel (0.02% Hypochlorous acid) used as an adjunct to OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub® products in the most severe blepharitis cases.
The root cause of anterior blepharitis is the overproduction of oils. Mild surfactants in OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub® eyelid cleansers act to dissolve and remove oil, debris and desquamated skin. Hypochlorous acid formulas do not contain these surfactants and thus are largely ineffective in debriding the oil, scales and debris often associated with eyelid irritations. Accordingly, in the most severe cases where Hypochlorous acid might be most beneficial, it is suggested to use Combination Therapy including both a surfactant cleanser and Hypochlorous acid to achieve optimum results.
Troy Smith, Vice President Professional & Technical Relations of OCuSOFT Inc., comments, “OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub® PLUS PLATINUM, is not only an effective eyelid cleanser for daily use in all blepharitis conditions , but in the MOST severe conditions is also the perfect complement to OCuSOFT® HypoChlor™. This next generation Combination Therapy is fast acting against microorganisms and expedites wound healing of the eyelids while addressing inflammation and long term eyelid hygiene”
About OCuSOFT, Inc.
OCuSOFT, Inc. is a privately-held Richmond, TX USA-based ophthalmic research, development and supply company with an established reputation for innovation, particularly in the area of Ocular Surface Disease (OSD). Since 1986, OCuSOFT® served the ophthalmic industry with a unique selection of proprietary brands. A pioneer in ophthalmology, OCuSOFT® introduced the first eyelid cleanser, the first topical anesthetic gel, the first “leave-on” antibacterial eyelid cleaner, the first supplement to enhance botulinum toxin injections and the first fourth generation preservative-free ophthalmic emulsion eye drop. Today, the company is most recognized for its #1 Doctor Recommended Brand of Eyelid Cleansers, OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub®, in addition to its standing as the preferred distributor of ophthalmic products and supplies by eye care professionals. For more information, please call 800-233-5469 or visit www.ocusoft.com.
Contact: Troy Smith, Vice President Professional & Technical Relations
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