12.01.20

Alcon Canada to Launch a Professional Line of Systane Ultra Hydration Lubricant Eye Drops Preservative Free

Source: Alcon

Alcon announced the Canadian launch of the newest addition to its portfolio of dry eye products—a professional line of Systane Ultra Hydration Lubricant Eye Drops Preservative Free. These new eye drops contain both hyaluronic acid (HA) and HP-Guar, a combination of ingredients shown to offer long-lasting dry eye relief for those suffering from moderate or chronic dry eye, according to Alcon.  Patients suffering from dry eye symptoms after LASIK or cataract surgery can also benefit.4 The dual-polymer formula provides 2X greater cell hydration and protection vs. hyaluronic acid (HA) alone.*1

“At Alcon, we know the importance of meeting the needs of consumers who are frustrated by chronic dry eye problems. Today, we’re expanding our portfolio of products with the addition of Systane Ultra Hydration Lubricant Eye Drops Preservative Free,” Chris Van Dyk, Country Business Head, Alcon Vision Care, said in a company news release. “There are patients who are constantly afflicted by dry eye; it can distract them from morning to night and significantly impact their daily activities. Now, these sufferers can get long-lasting relief that allows them to focus on their lives, not their dry eye.”

Systane Ultra Hydration Lubricant Eye Drops Preservative Free will launch with patented PureFlow Technology, a multi-dose closing tip bottle system that features a one-way valve to ensure that no contaminated liquid is re-introduced into the container after a drop has been dispensed. This bottle technology eliminates the need for preservatives in the eye drops.

Systane Ultra Hydration Lubricant Eye Drops Preservative Free are also safe for use rewetting all silicone hydrogel and soft contact lenses.6

The commercial availability of Systane Ultra Hydration Lubricant Eye Drops Preservative Free begins December 1, 2020.

 

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Rangarajan R, Kraybill B, Ogundele A, Ketelson H. Effects of a Hyaluronic Acid/Hydroxypropyl Guar Artificial Tear Solution on Protection, Recovery, and Lubricity in Models of Corneal Epithelium. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2015;31(8):491-497.

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Ogundele A, Kao W, Carlson E. Impact of Hyaluronic Acid Containing Artificial Tear Products on Re-epithelialization in an In Vivo Corneal Wound Model. Poster presented at: 8th International Conference on the Tear Film & Ocular Surface; September 7-10, 2016; Montpellier, France.

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Davidson R, Schultz-Scott B. Efficacy Evaluation of SYSTANE® ULTRA in Patients with dry Eye Undergoing Cataract Surgery.  Poster Presented at: 30th Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons: September 8-12, 2012, Milan, Italy

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Mrukwa-Kominek E, Baranska K, Jadczyk K.  First clinical reports on the application of the modern dual-polymer formula in aqueius deficiency dry eye syndrome: Polish observations.  Poster presented at: 20th European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons Winter Meeting; February 26-28, 2016; Athens, Greece

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Based on clinical trials analysis for Systane vs. competition using information sources from clinicaltrials.gov; Alcon data on file, 2019.

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Alcon data on file, 2014.

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Christensen M, Martin A, Meadows D. An evaluation of the efficacy and patient acceptance of a new lubricant eye gel. The American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting; 2011; E-Abstract 115013.

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Roncone M, Bartlett H, Eperjesi F. Essential fatty acids for dry eye: A review. Cont Lens   Anterior Eye. 2010;33(2):49-54.

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Giannaccare et al. E.cacy of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation for Treatment of dry Eye Disease: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials. Cornea. 2019 May;38(5):565-573.

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Guillon M, Patel K, Gupta R, Srinivasan S. Sustained symptom relief following a single dose of PG/HPG-nanoemulsion in patients with dry eye disease. Poster presented the American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting. October 23-26, 2019, Orlando FL.

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