Alcon has introduced Systane Hydration Preservative-Free (PF) at the SECO International 2020 meeting (#SECO2020). Systane Hydration PF lubricant eye drops is a new preservative-free option for dry eye sufferers with sensitive eyes and those in need of long-lasting relief. It is used as a protectant against further irritation and to relieve dryness for the eye.
Systane Hydration PF with HydroBoost Technology brings lasting relief to patients who need it most, according to Alcon.1,2,5 Patients with sensitive, dry eyes who are using lubricating drops more than four to six times a day, or those who are experiencing aqueous deficient dry eye, would benefit most from Systane Hydration PF.
“At Alcon, we know the importance of having options for eye care professionals and their dry eye patients. That’s why we are proud to add Systane Hydration PF to our market-leading dry eye, over-the-counter portfolio,” Sean Clark, General Manager, U.S. Vision Care, Alcon, said in the news release. “Our Systane products are trusted by doctors and their patients, and we are excited to offer an effective solution that provides extra moisture for patients with sensitive, dry eyes.”
Systane Hydration PF is preservative-free and features proprietary HydroBoost Technology, an exclusive combination of inactive ingredients that help retain the dual active lubricants on the ocular surface1,2, including:
- Sodium Hyaluronate, a moisturizing substance that occurs naturally in tears;
- HP-Guar, which helps provide better moisture coverage and absorption by forming a web-like layer over the eye. 1–4
“Every dry eye patient has unique needs and it’s important to have accessible dry eye artificial tear options that are preservative-free and provide long-lasting symptom relief, which is an essential part of any dry eye regimen” Walter O. Whitley, OD, Virginia Eye Consultants, Norfolk, Virginia, said in the news release. “Systane Hydration PF with HydroBoost Technology should be a go-to for any patient with more sensitive eyes who are in need of a long-lasting preservative-free option.”
Systane Hydration PF will be available in 30 single-use vials in select retail stores and online beginning in early March 2020. It joins the comprehensive portfolio of Alcon products and solutions, including the Systane Family and iLUX MGD Thermal Pulsation System.