How LIPITEARTM helps
The term Ocular Surface Disorder is generally used for a set of diseases characterized by a damage of the surface of the cornea. It can severely affect eyesight and quality of life related to its uncomfortable symptoms such as blurred vision, burning sensation or redness and itching.
The tear film plays a key role in protecting the ocular surface and the physiological repairing process. It is made up of 3 different layers (the aqueous, lipid and mucin layer). All three layers must be properly produced to ensure adequate function of the tear film in order to avoid symptoms of ocular surface disorder.
Irritation can occur when not enough tears are produced to keep the eye comfortably lubricated or when the eye does not produce an adequate amount of lipids to smooth the tear surface.
“The ocular surface is the interface between the eye and the external environment. It is made up of different structures which, although they appear separate, work together as a functional unit.
Any alteration in one of these structures can cause a chain reaction involving all the other ocular surface components.”
In the treatment of ocular surface disorder, the therapeutic goal should consist of:
- Supporting repairing processes
- Achieving relief of symptoms
(Triglycerides recreate the lipid layer)
(Phospholipids anchor the lipid phase to the aqueous phase and maintain its structure)
(LIPITEARTM forms an elastic shield which restores the proper environment for a healthy ocular surface)
The Mechanism and Effects of LIPITEARTM
LIPITEARTM uses phospholipids and triglycerides to imitate the natural tear film.
LIPITEARTM helps to restore the physiological microenvironment of the ocular surface which has been damaged due to traumas, ocular surgery, instability of the lachrymal film or an increased tendency to evaporation.
LIPITEARTM enhances the epithelium repairing process following corneal damage (e.g. following ocular surgery) assumingly by modulating cholesterol metabolism and reducing microtraumas caused by blinking.
LIPITEARTM immediately relieves and reduces the uncomfortable feeling associated with ocular surface damage and/or dry eye syndrome (e.g. burning sensation, blurred vision, feeling of foreign body, and photophobia), as it restores the tear film lipid layer, controls the evaporation thus making the ocular surface moistened.