Can Eye D’Clare II Be Used for Dry Eyes?
Q I am interested in knowing if your Eye D’Clare II product would be helpful for dry eyes associated with Sjögren’s syndrome. I need to apply artificial tears about every hour or more that I am awake. Are there any preservatives in the product that would be irritating?
LINDA , Green Mountain, NC
A There are no preservatives in that product that have been found to cause irritation. In a Russian study’s abstract, carnosine at 5% in an eye solution has been found to be beneficial for the “accelerated healing of corneal ulcers in herpesvirus and bacterial infection or dry keratoconjunctivitis.” Could it be valuable at a lesser percent when used over a longer period of time? There are no published studies indicating this to be the case.
- Maichuk IuF, Formaziuk VE, Sergienko VI. [Development of carnosine eyedrops and assessing their efficacy in corneal diseases.] Vestn Oftalmol 1997;