The Importance of Eyelid and Lash Hygiene
Eye hygiene is an often neglected component of ocular health. The eyelids protect the ocular surface and contain glands that secrete oil to prevent our eyes from drying out. The lashes are important in preventing dust, debris and sweat from entering the eye. Keeping the eyelids and lashes clean is key in preventing infection, styes, blepharitis and dry eye.
Dry eye from Meibomian gland dysfunction occurs when the Meibomian glands that produce oil get blocked. Therefore, it is crucial to keep the eyelid margin clean and free of crust and debris. Blepharitis is often seen in dry eye patients where bacteria builds up along the lids and base of the lashes, causing irritation and inflammation. One way to practice good eye hygiene is using the BIHOCL spray on the eyelids throughout the day.
What is BiHOCL?
BIHOCL is Biotech’s pure hypochlorous acid (HOCl) which is a disinfectant spray that fights bacteria, viruses and fungi and promotes healing. Hypochlorous acid is a natural component of the body’s immune system and is made by the white blood cells in response to pathogens. BIHOCL is as effective at killing microorganisms as bleach and alcohol, however is not harmful. Biotech’s BIHOCL is made to maintain a strict pH of 4.4, which is effective at fighting pathogens while being gentile on the eyes and skin with no bubbling, tingling or other harmful side effects.
Effective for Treating:
- Dry eye
- Meibomian gland dysfunction
- Acne rosacea
- Open wounds
Hypochlorous acid has been used in healthcare and healing for 100 years, with over 500 published studies documenting its effectiveness in killing microorganisms and treating skin conditions. BIHOCL is free of oils, alcohol, preservatives and additives and has a shelf life of 3 years and an expiration date of 6 months after opening.
BIHOCL may be used multiple times throughout the day. Begin by gently shaking the bottle, then spray on closed or open eyes. Alternatively, BIHOCL may be sprayed on a sterile cotton pad and wiped across the eyelids. Let air dry, no rinsing necessary.
To learn more or purchase BIHOCL:
Call us at 519-473-3937 or visit our online webstore: https://komokaoptometry.com/product/bihocl/