Refresh Optive Gel Drops, a new aqueous gel for patients who need or desire a more viscous artificial tear to relieve dry eye symptoms, are now available from Allergan. Gel Drops are designed to bind to the surface of the eye to provide long-lasting relief from dry eye discomfort, day or night. According to Allergan, in a multicenter, double-masked, randomized study, dry eye patients using Refresh Optive Gel Drops showed a statistically significant reduction in symptoms at day 30.
Also: Partnering with the U.S. First Responders Association to launch the Refresh America campaign, Allergan is helping the nation’s first responders, who often work in conditions that expose them to heat, smoke, wind and dust, to alleviate dry eye symptoms and perform at their best. Until July 31, 2016, every purchase of a specially-marked package in the company’s Refresh Optive product line will lead to donations of Refresh eye drops to select first responder groups nationwide.