MoonDragon's Health & Wellness
Eye Disorders & Problems
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AN INFLAMMATORY INFECTION
Blepharitis is an inflammation of the outer edges of the eyelids that causes redness, itching, burning, and, often, a sensation of having something in one's eye. Other possible symptoms include swelling of the eyelids, loss of eyelashes, excessive tearing, and sensitivity to light. Secretions may form crusts that "glue" the eyes together during sleep.
This condition is caused by an infection of the eyelash follicles or glands at the outer edges of the eyelids. Eyestrain, poor hygiene, poor living and sleeping habits, poor nutrition, and systemic disease with resulting immunodepression commonly contribute to the problem. Blepharitis, may also be associated with seborrhea of the face or scalp.
There are 3 forms of blepharitis (staphylococcal, seborrheic, and MGD). All three forms of blepharitis are chronic in nature.
Staphylococcal Blepharitis: People with staphylococcal blepharitis are relatively young (average age 42 years) with a short history of ocular symptoms (average about 1.8 years). In staphylococcal blepharitis there is scaling and crusting along the eye lashes.
Seborrheic Blepharitis: People with seborrheic blepharitis are generally older and have a longer history of ocular symptoms. In seborrheic blepharitis there is greasy scaling along the eyelashes. Patients frequently have seborrheic dermatitis as well. See Seborrhea for more information about this disorder.
MGD Blepharitis: People with MGD blepharitis are generally older and have a longer history of ocular symptoms. In Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) there are prominent blood vessels crossing the eyelid margin. In addition there is pouting or plugging of meibomian gland openings, and poor expressibility and/or turbidity of the oily meibomian secretions. Patients with MGD frequently are noted to have coexisting rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis.
Use of isotretinoin (Accutane), an oral medication for severe cystic acne, has also been implicated as a cause of blepharitis.
CONTROLLING A CHRONIC DISEASE
Blepharitis is a chronic disease for which there is no cure, and requires long-term treatment to keep it under control. Treatment consists of 2 phases (Acute phase and Maintenance phase).
Acute phase treatment involves intensive therapy to rapidly bring the disease under control. In the maintenance phase the goal is to indefinitely continue the minimum amount of therapy that is necessary to keep the disease quiet.
Herein we will not focus on the treatment of specific steroid responsive complications of blepharitis like marginal ulcers and phlyctenules, as they are less common and require specific diagnosis. We will focus on the treatments that help control the blepharitis process itself. Needless to say, controlling blepharitis itself, will reduce all the other blepharitis related complications.
Warm Compresses followed by Lid Scrubs is the most critical element of effective blepharitis control. This therapy removes the eyelid debris (which can be colonized by bacteria), reduces the bacterial load (mechanically as well as by lysis of bacteria due to detergent action of the soap in lid scrubbing) and stabilizes the tear film by releasing oily secretions from the meibomian glands, thus reducing tear evaporation (so the dry eye symptoms are also reduced).
Warm compresses heat the debris and crust on the lid margin to or above the melting point of their individual components so that they are easily removed with the lid scrubs.
Technique: Soaking a washcloth in water as warm as the eyelids can stand, and then placing the cloth on the lid surface (eyelids closed) for a five to ten minute period. In the acute phase this is performed 2 to 4 times a day.
There are variations and innovations in the way warmth may be applied to the eye. One method described is the use of a fresh-boiled egg (in its shell wrapped in a washcloth). Another method described is to use a stocking filled with grains of uncooked dry rice heated in a microwave oven to a comfortable warm temperature.
Warm compresses may be combined with eyelid massage. This is especially important in people who have Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). An analogy here will clarify the issue. In MGD the meibomian secretions are turbid and the gland openings are clogged. Think of a toothpaste tube which has butter (instead of toothpaste). When cold, you will not be able to express the butter out of the tube. However, once you heat it, then the butter will soften enough to come out of the tube, but pressure on the tube (squeezing) would still be necessary. Going by this analogy, after warm compresses, the turbid meibomian gland secretions are more fluid, but massage is necessary to express them. Therefore after every 1 minute of warm compresses, massaging the eyelid as follows will be useful:
- Gently close the eyelids. Put your index finger on the outer corner of the eyelid. Pull the eyelid towards the ear, so that the eyelids are stretched taut.
- Next use the index finger of the opposite hand to apply direct pressure to the taut eyelids starting at the inner aspect of the eyelid near the base of the nose.
- Sweep with firm but gentle pressure towards the ear. Repeat this maneuver four to five times. Remember that the goal is to apply gentle pressure to the eyelids - so just rubbing the eyelid surface will do you no good.
There are several ways of performing lid scrubbing. You can choose whichever one you are most comfortable with. The scrubbing should be directed at the base of the eyelashes on the eyelid margin. Soaps (cleansing agent used) should not have excessive perfume or lotion content.
Neutrogena Bar Soap: This bar soap is used to form lather on the clean finger tips. Lather is then applied with fingertips on the eyelid margin and eyelash bases for up to 1 minute (with eyelids gently closed so that soap does not enter the eye). This is followed by a facial rinse.
Johnson's Baby Shampoo: The baby shampoo is first diluted one-to-one with water in a "cup" in the palm of the hand. This is then mixed by rubbing with the clean fingertips and then applied in a gentle oval scrubbing motion to the margin and eyelash bases of the closed eyelid for 1 minute, followed by a fresh water facial rinse.
The soap solution (bar soap or baby shampoo) can alternatively be diluted in a container (e.g. plastic cup) and scrubbing performed using a washcloth wrapped around a finger (after dipping it in the diluted soap solution. A cotton tip applicator may be used alternatively.
There are commercially available cleansing pads that are pre-soaked in a cleansing solution (OcuSoft Lid Scrubs or Novartis Eye-Scrub). These cleansing pads are equally effective albeit more expensive method of lid scrubbing and are claimed to be less irritating to the eyelids. One study showed then to be preferred choice by people as compared to other methods of lid scrubbing.
ANTIBIOTIC OINTMENT TREATMENT
The use of an ointment on the eyelid margin immediately after lid scrubbing may help to increase comfort. The choice here is usually Erythromycin eye ointment or Tobradex eye ointment (steroid-antibiotic combination). In addition, the antibiotics help to further reduce the bacterial load on the eyelids.
Oral tetracyclines (doxycycline or minocycline) for about 3 months can be used in recalcitrant Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) cases. Tetracycline antibiotics affect the meibomian gland secretions, inhibit bacterial lipases as well as reduce the eyelid bacterial load.
Castor Oil has been used traditionally in folk medicine as an anti-inflammatory remedy for treatment of blepharitis. The main ingredient in Castor oil is ricinoleic acid. Castor oil could either increase or decrease eyelid inflammation depending upon whether it is used only once or is used several times for many days. Eyelid inflammation may increase initially after starting treatment but with repeated use over a week, the blepharitis inflammation will be reduced. Refresh Endura tears is a Castor oil emulsion. Restasis eyedrops has Castor oil in addition to cyclosporine.
Increasing the intake of Omega-3 fatty acids , such as Flaxseed Oil supplmeents may also reduce the blepharitis inflammation.
Eating more Grapes may help blepharitis sufferers. The formation of oxidants like nitric oxide in the involved eyelid margin have been speculated to play a role in blepharitis. The substance, known as Resveratrol is an anti-oxidant that is very effective against these nitrite type of oxidants. Grapes are particularly good sources of resveratrol. Resveratrol is found in the skin (not flesh) of grapes. Fresh grape skin contains about 50 to 100 micrograms of resveratrol per gram and red wine (also rich in resveratrol) contains about 1.5 to 3 milligrams per liter.
N-AcetylCysteine (NAC), is an amino acid that enhances the production of Glutathione, one of the body's most powerful antioxidant enzymes. In one reported study the effect of 100 mg of N-acetylcysteine orally, three times each day for 8 weeks. This treatment resulted in stabilization of tear film and reduced discomfort of blepharitis. Oral N-acetylcysteine treatment for blepharitis needs further evaluation. N-acetylcysteine is a nutritional supplement. It is essential that you consult your health care provider prior to initiating any treatment.
Warm Eyebright, Goldenseal, or Mullein compresses are soothing and help reduce inflammation. Prepare a tea using one of these herbs, cool it to a comfortably warm temperature, and soak a clean cloth or a piece of sterile cotton in it to make the compress. Apply the compress and relax for 10 to 15 minutes. Then make a fresh compress and gently wipe the edge of the eyelid and the area among the eyelashes to remove any scaly matter or dandruff-like debris. Do this twice a day or as needed. Use each compress only once before laundering or discarding it.
OTHER HELPFUL RECOMMENDATION
Keep the eyelids clean, especially along the edges (see herbs above), but do not touch or rub your eyes except when necessary. Always wash your hands before touching your eyes.
Get sufficient sleep, and avoid eyestrain. Anything that increases eye fatigue makes the discomfort worse.
MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Eye Disorders: Ulcerated Eyelid
DIET & NUTRITION RECOMMENDATIONS
FOCUS ON BALANCED NUTRITION
Eat a well-balanced diet that emphasizes fresh, raw vegetables, plus grains, legumes, and fresh fruits. Take a food-based multinutrient supplement to make sure you are getting required nutrients.
Unless otherwise specified, the following recommended doses are for adults over the age of 18. For children between the ages of 12 and 17, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old, reduce the dose to 1/2 the recommended amount. For children under 6 years old, use 1/4 the recommended amount.
NUTRIENTS Supplement Suggested Dosage Comments
Inflazyme Forte As directed on label. Aids in reducing inflammation. Vitamin A 25,000 IU daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily Vitamin A. Important in all eye disorders. Beta Carotene
For Therapeutic Beta Carotene: 100,000 IU daily for 2 weeks, then 50,000 IU daily for 1 month, then reduce to 25,000 IU daily.
For Carotene Complex: As directed on label.
Important antioxidants and precursor of vitamin A. Vitamin C 6,000 mg daily, in divided doses. A powerful antioxidant that protects the eyes and reduces inflammation. Bioflavonoids As directed on label. Take with Vitamin C. Powerful antioxidants that protects eyes and reduces inflammation. Zeaxanthin As directed on label. Needed for all eye disorders. Zinc 50 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. Needed for proper immune function. Use zinc gluconate lozenges or OptiZinc for best absorption.
NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
You or a family member are having problems with vision and/or you suspect an infection. You have any increase of symptoms. You have any unexpected or unusual symptoms. There may be underlying health issues that need to be addressed. You should have your eyesight checked regularly by your health care provider to rule out any problems and to receive a prescription for contacts or eyeglasses, if they are needed. Preserve you vision. It is very important.
EYE CARE SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS
Information, supplements and products for Bitot's sposts, which are superficial, irregularly-shaped foamy gray or white patches that appear on the conjuctiva, the membrane that covers most of the eyeball.
EYE CARE & VITAMIN A SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
Alive Multi-Nutrient Products Alpha Carotene Supplement Products Antioxidant Complex Products Beta Carotene Products Bilberry Herbal Poducts Blepharitis Supplement Products Carotene Complex Products Carrot Herbal Products Cod LIver Oil Supplement Products EFA Supplement Products Eyebright Herbal Products Eye Care Products Fish & Salmon Oil Supplement Products Ginkgo Biloba Herbal Products Hyaluronic Acid Supplement Products
Lutein Supplement Products Lycopene Supplement Products Magnesium Supplement Products Multi-Enzymes Supplement Products Multi-Mineral Supplement Products Multi-Vitamin Supplement Products Neuromins Supplement Products Prenatal Multi-Nutrient Products Selenium Supplement Products Taurine Supplement Products Vitamin A Supplement Products Vitamin B-12 Supplement Products Zeaxanthin Supplement Products Zinc Supplement Products
QUALITY SUPPLIES & PRODUCTS
BLEPHARITIS SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
HerbsPro: Bausch & Lomb Advanced Eye Relief Wash, 4 oz.
Eye Irrigating Solution. Cleans, Refreshes, Soothes. For Daily Emergency Eye Cleansing. Sterile Eye Cup Enclosed.
HerbsPro: Bausch & Lomb Collyrium Soothing Eye Wash For Fresh Eyes, 4 fl. oz.
Eye Wash. Soothes. Refreshes. Cleanses. Convenient Sterile Eye Cup Enclosed. Oversized Carton.
HerbsPro: Ocusoft Lid Scrub Eyelid Cleanser, Pre-Moistened Pads, Original Formula, 30 Pads
Cleans, comforts, refreshes and soothes the eyes. After washing and cleaning hands, close the eyes and gently cleanse the lids using lateral side to side strokes. Rinse thoroughly. Avoid touching the eye directly.
HerbsPro: Ocusoft Lid Scrub Plus Eyelid Cleanser, For Moderate to Severe Conditions, 30 Pads
Lid Scrub Plus Formula extra strength eyelid cleanser. Unfold pre-moistened pad and wrap over finger. Close the eye and gently cleanse lid using side to side strokes. Do not touch eye directly. Repeat for other lid. Leave on for best results. No rinsing necessary.
HerbsPro: OcuSoft Lid Scrub Foaming Eyelid Cleanser, 7.25 oz.
Cleans, comfort, refreshens, original formula. Wash and clean hands. Pump desired amount of OcuSoft Lid Scrub Foam onto a clean, lint-free washcloth, or fingertip (avoid long fingernails when using fingertip application method). Close the eye and gently cleanse lids using lateral side to side strokes. Rinse thoroughly. Avoid touching the eye directly.
Kalyx: Eyes So Bright Eye Wash, Ark Naturals, 5 fl oz: K
Formulated by an herbal scientist using only premium human-grade botanical extracts Safely removes foreign debris and encrustations. Reduces inflammation, irritation, and infection. Helps treat and prevent conjunctivitis. Ingredients include aloe vera juice, echinacea, gotu kola, and goldenseal.
Kalyx: Goldenseal Root (Hydrastis canadensis), 50 VCaps: K
Herbalists often recommend Goldenseal topically for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic actions, which make it useful to clean wounds, reduce hemorrhoids, soothe canker sores, and alleviate skin infections (including ringworm and athlete's foot). It can also help treat eye infections such as conjunctivitis and blepharitis.
Kalyx: Goldenseal Root Extract (Hydrastis canadensis), Natures Answer, 1 fl oz: K
Promotes A Healthy Immune System Goldenseal is a broad spectrum antibiotic and fungicide, effective against a wide range of topical and internal infections of the respiratory, digestive, and urinary tracts. Its use by Native America was widespread. It was used topically for skin and eye infections, as a mouthwash for canker sores, and as a tea for diarrhea, upper respiratory and vaginal infections. It was also used as a yellow dye for skins and fabrics.
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Amazon: OcuSoft Lid Scrub Plus Pre-Moistened Pads, 30 Count
Lid scrub plus formula. Soothes. Relieves irritation. Removes contaminants. For dry, scratchy, irritated eyes, the problem may not be your eyes but rather your eyelids. OcuSoft Lid Scrub Formulas effectively remove excessive oil, debris, and contaminants that can build up on your eyelids and cause irritation. Lid hygiene can be important to overall ocular health and is often recommended to individuals with dry eyes, blepharitis sufferers, or those preparing for surgery. Feel better, look better. Number 1 recommended eyelid cleanser. Scrub plus extra strength formula combines a low-level, proprietary preservative blend that effectively relieves irritation by removing oil, debris and other contaminants. This clinically proven, laboratory tested formula is safe and effective for lid hygiene. Rinse (or leave-on if directed). Proven mild formula; Cleans, moisturizes and refreshes. Convenient, easy-to-use pre-moistened pads.
Amazon: OcuSoft Lid Scrub Original, Pre-Moistened Pads, 30 Count
Recommended by health care providers for eyelid cleansing to remove oil, debris and desquamated skin which may lead to eye irritation. Removes oil and debris associated with dry eyes. Promotes contact lens wearer comfort. Effectively removes cosmetics. Convenient/ideal for travel. Formulated without alcohol, fragrance or dye.
Amazon: Blephadex Eyelid Wipes, 15 Wipes
Blephadex Eyelid Wipes are innovative, comfortable solution for treating Blepharitis and Demodex. Contains Tea Tree Oil, Coconut Oil and a Gentle Eyelid Cleanser. Blepharitis is a condition that leads to irritated eyes. In many cases a tiny demodex mite is one of the contributors to the irritation. These wipes help control demodex mites and are comfortable and soothing to the eyelid. Coconut oil moisturizes the skin and eyelid and helps comfort the burning effect of the tea tree oil. 1 Month Supply - 15 Wipes for Every Other Day Use.
Amazon: Blephadex Eyelid Foam Cleanser, 30 ml, 1 Month Supply
Innovative, Comfortable Solution for Blepharitis and Demodex - 1 Month Supply - With Tea Tree Oil, Coconut Oil and a Gentle Eyelid Cleanser.
Nutrition Basics: Eye Care Supplement Information
EYE CARE SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS
Mountain Rose Herbs: Vision Enhancement Phyto Capsules, Gaia Herbs, 2685 mg, 60 Caps
Our eyes rely on antioxidants to protect against the oxidative damage that occurs daily. Vision Enhancement promotes healthy vision while supporting normal eye function. With naturally occurring antioxidants such as Anthocyanins from Bilberry, Proanthocyanidins from Grape Seed, and Carotenoids like Lutein and Astaxathin, Vision Enhancement is a protective shield for the eyes. Contains: Bilberry Berry (Vaccinium myrtillus), Vitamin C, Grape Seed (Vitis vinifera), Lutein, Astaxanthan, Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable cellulose (capsule). Each capsule contains the equivalent of 2685 mg. crude herb. 60 capsules per bottle.
STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS
Starwest Botanicals: Flents Plastic Eyewash Cup
HerbsPro: OcuSense Eye Health With Lutein, Natrol, 50 Caps
Natrol OcuSense provides a comprehensive blend of the most clinically studied ingredients for eye health. There has never been such a complete and advanced eye-health formula! Keep your future in focus with OcuSense. Eyes are susceptible to the effects of light radiation, accumulated sun exposure, and diet deficiencies. There is also the ever-present threat from free radicals - molecules which constantly bombard healthy cells. Take steps now to help maintain healthy vision during the aging process. OcuSense contains a highly concentrated form of lutein which filters harmful light and acts as an antioxidant, shielding cells from free-radical damage. Most people do not eat the necessary amount of lutein-containing vegetables such as spinach and kale. Clinical research indicates a diet high in lutein may protect against vision loss. This formula includes lutein as well as carrot extract and six recommended vitamins and minerals.
HerbsPro: Bilberry, Ginkgo, Eyebright Complex Plus Lutein, Solgar, 60 VCaps
This proprietary, antioxidant-rich formula supplies important vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, the vital carotenoid Lutein, and herbal extracts to help improve circulation and decrease free radical damage to bodily tissue, including the eyes and skin.
HerbsPro: Preservision Eye Vitamin & Mineral Supplements With Lutein, Bausch & Lomb, 50 Softgels
HerbsPro: Ginkgold Eyes, For Visual Function, Natures Way, 60 Tabs
For visual function. Strengthens capillaries supports healthy connective tissue and microcirculation. Supports the retina and its adaptation to light and dark conditions. Provides lutein and zeaxanthin, two protective carotenoids essential to the macula.
HerbsPro: Raw Eye Glandlar, 100% Pure Bovine Eye Tissue, Ultra Glandulars, 200 mg, 60 Tabs
The eye is nearly a perfect sphere and occupies the anterior part of the frontal cavity of the skull. It is made of three concentric layers: the cornea, iris and the retina. It is one of the most adaptable organs and it's distinctness varies with individuals. It is the organ of sight.
HerbsPro: Eye Care, Canfo Natural Products, 900 mg, 60 Tabs
Eye strain is a serious problem, more than many realize. The liver is believed to nourish and moisten the eyes. When the liver is deficient in nutrients, common problems include blurry vision, myopia, floaters in the eyes, color blindness, or dry eyes. When there is heat in the liver, eyes are likely to be bloodshot, often with a painful or burning sensation. EyeCare focuses on the liver, providing it the nutrients it needs for overall liver health and wellness. Vegan, non-GMO project verified, and gluten free. Supports overall eye health and function. Designed for the heavy computer user, 100% natural herbal supplement.
HerbsPro: Eye Sentials, FoodScience of Vermont, 90 Caps
Eye-Sentials is an advanced nutritional supplement designed to maintain ocular health that may decline as a result of dietary deficiencies, aging, toxins, free radical exposure, stress, and sunlight. The formula includes the antioxidants Alpha Lipoic Acid and Beta Carotene; Bilberry Extract, which contains bioflavonoids that support healthy histamine levels and helps remove materials from the retina; Eyebright, an herb that is used extensively for dry, irritated eyes, and eye strain; L-Glutathione and Lutein to help protect the lens from UV rays; Taurine, essential for maintaining the structural integrity of the retina; Quercetin and Rutin, antioxidants to support capillary strength; and Lycopene, a phytonutrient from tomatoes with antioxidant properties.
HerbsPro: Preservision Eye Vitamin & Mineral With Lutein Supplements, Bausch & Lomb, 120 Softgels
HerbsPro: Clear Eye Herb Tea, Health King, 20 Tea Bags
Clear Eye Herb Tea is made of wild Dendrobium (dendrobii caulis), Solomon Seal (polygonati rhizoma) and Abalone Shell (haliotidis concha), Green Tea and Jasmine Flower. They provide dendroxine, dendramine, amino acids, calcium carbonate, etc. Traditional Chinese medicine uses them to nurture the eye and pacify the nervous system, protect retina, and improve eyesight.
HerbsPro: Similasan Irritated Eye Relief Drops, Similasan, 0.33 oz.
Similasan's unique Active Response Formula homeopathic medicine stimulates the eye's natural ability to relieve the redness, watery discharge, & burning associated with viral and environmental conjunctivitis. The active ingredients in Similasan Eye Drops work effectively with no known side effects and no known drug interactions.
HerbsPro: Eye Stress Homeopathic, King Bio Natural Medicines, 2 fl. oz.
Eye Stress Indications for Use: For fast relief of tense, tired, irritated, red, itchy and burning eyes due to eye strain, stress and overuse; intolerance to artificial light as from computers. For eyes that easily fatigue.
HerbsPro: Allergy & Red Eye Relief Homeopathic, King Bio Natural Medicines, 2 fl. oz.
Allergy & Red Eye Relief Indications for Use: For relief of allergy & red eye - dry, red, itchy, burning, swollen, inflamed, mucoid, watery, conjuntiva, sensitive eyes associated with allergies, hay fever, irritations, overuse.
HerbsPro: Platinum Eye Care Liquid, Natures Answer, 8 fl. oz.
Natural Strawberry Flavor. Synergistically combines vitamins, well known for their antioxidant support, along with minerals, protective phytonutrients, & carotenoids.
HerbsPro: Apricot Eye Care, Better Botanicals, 0.5 oz.
Tighten, brighten and strengthen delicate under-eye skin with this antioxidant power pack. Rejuvenate skin and even skin tone with Ayurvedic herbs rich in Vitamins A, C, B complex, organic protein and calcium. Fine lines will seem to melt away under this tender touch.
HerbsPro: Age Defying Eye Creme With Astazanthin & Pycnogenol, Derma-E, 0.5 oz.
Astazanthin & Pycnogenol Age-Defying Eye Crème is an intensive age-defying eye creme that soothes and moisturizes for velvety-smooth skin. Helps fight damage and improve the skin health to diminish the appearance of wrinkles for smoother, firmer, younger-looking eyes. Astazanthin and Pycnogenol are two of the most powerful antioxidants that counteract the signs of aging.
HerbsPro: Pycnogenol Eye Gel With Green Tea Extract, Derma-E, 0.5 oz.
Derma E Pycnogenol & Green Tea Extract Eye Gel combines the best of science and nature to offer you continuing benefits for the most vulnerable area of the skin's surface-the tissues surrounding your eyes. Derma E Pycnogenol & Green Tea are two powerful antioxidants that will penetrate your skin and fight the signs of aging by gently repairing and restoring damaged tissues, while an added ingredient, Witch Hazel, blends in to tighten up the eye area and promote smoothness. Your eyes will not only feel smooth and firm, they will look younger too. In many cases, Derma E Pycnogenol & Green Tea Extract Eye Gel will even help to reduce under eye puffiness caused by water retention. No animal testing.
HerbsPro: Revitalizing Eye Gel Organic Lavender, Avalon Organics, 1 oz.
Product description: for firmer, revitialized and radiant eyes. Brightens, hydrates and soothes delicate eye area with our Peptide Complex and Hyaluronic Acid to reduce the appearance of lines, puffiness and dark circles.
HerbsPro: Hawaiian Green Tea Eye Gel, Alba Botanica, 1 oz.
Alba's collection of natural Hawaiian beauty secrets made with tropical fruit and flower extracts, nourishing nut oils and certified organic aloe vera, revered for their curative and rejuvenating properties, are blended together to create exotic skin care products for soft, healthy, luminous skin. Skin friendly. Maui approved. Alba Hawaiian Skin Care products are made with only hypo-allergenic ingredients within the vegetarian ethic, and no animal testing. Certified organic aloe vera and green tea antioxidants soothe, smooth and protect delicate eye area. 100% Vegetarian Ingredients. No Animal Testing. PH Balanced.
HerbsPro: Opticlude Orthoptic Eye Patch, Regular, Nexcare, 20 Units
Highly breathable backing - 10 times better than Coverlet brand. Comfortable to wear. Absorbent non-stick pad. Ideal for treating Strabismus (lazy eye) and for use on tender skin. Extra gentle, hypoallergenic adhesive. Regular size patches measure 3.189 inches x 2.185 inches oval (81 mm x 55.5 mm).
HerbsPro: Opticlude Orthoptic Eye Patch, Junior, Nexcare, 20 Units
Doctor recommended. Gentle to skin. Sticks well, yet removes easily. Highly breathable backing. Comfortable to wear. Absorbent nonstick pad. Ideal for treating strabismus (lazy eye) or for use on tender skin. Extra gentle, hypoallergenic adhesive.
HerbsPro: Collagen Fibre Eye Pads With Myoxinol, Instant Firming, Reviva, 1 Kit
100% native collagen; amazing salon treatment for under-eye wrinkles, pouches, dark circles. Cut into strips for more economical usage.
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