The ocular surface is the outer part of the eye anterior segment and consists of the conjunctiva and the cornea, together with elements such as the lacrimal gland, lacrimal drainage apparatus and associated eyelid structures.
This part of the eye has unique properties and is associated with special physiological mechanisms, such as tear production and drainage.
The ocular surface may be subject to specific disorders, such as dry eye (1) and corneal lesions (2).
The correct hygiene of the periocular area (3) is essential for the health of the ocular surface and of the eye as a whole.
Dry Eye Disease (DED) is one of the most common eye conditions worldwide and a primary reason for visits to the eye doctor.
DED is a multifactorial disease that affects the tear film and the ocular surface and causes symptoms of discomfort, visual disturbances and instability of the tear film, with potential damage to the ocular surface, accompanied by an increase in tear film osmolarity and ocular surface inflammation (definition by DEWS II - 2017).
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The quality of life of patients suffering from dye eye, from mild to severe, can be greatly improved with local treatments aimed to relieve the symptoms of eye discomfort.
SIFI offers a complete range of artificial tears and ocular lubricants to relieve the symptoms of ocular discomfort associated with dry eye syndrome, but also recommended for all cases of discomfort associated with ocular allergies, anti-glaucoma treatments, postoperative effects of cataract and refractive surgery, ocular stress and fatigue.
SIFI’s brands Eyestil, Hyalistil, Eyestil, Lubristil and Videorelax are Medical Devices produced in compliance with the highest international standards of quality.
The cornea is the transparent membrane, located in front of the iris, which works as the most powerful converging lens of the human eye.
Lesions affecting the cornea are quite frequent and are usually associated with the following development of inflammation.
Corneal injuries include abrasions (such as scratches or scrapes limited to the eye surface), chemical damages (caused by fluids that get into the eye), lesions due to contact lenses or foreign bodies.
There are also the corneal lesions due to surgical treatments involving the anterior segment of the eye.
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A full and quick recovery of corneal lesions is of the greatest importance to restore eye wellness and prevent risks of more serious ocular infections.
SIFI offers specific products formulated for medication and treatment of injuries and abrasions of the ocular surface caused by traumatic events and/or after surgical procedures.
The ocular surface and the eyelids present a high risk of microbial contamination and proliferation and in patients with eye infections and inflammation (such as conjunctivitis, chalazion, stye and blepharitis) periocular hygiene is absolutely crucial, in association with the appropriate medical therapy.
In surgical patients, both pre- and post-op, thorough periocular cleaning is a key-factor in order to prevent infection and promote a complete healing.
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Proper daily hygiene provides the first protection for eyes health.
SIFI offers to the ophthalmologists and their patients a wide range of medical devices and cosmetics specifically developed to provide a perfect periocular hygiene daily, but also whenever the careful cleansing of the eye becomes more important, such as in case of ocular infection and inflammations or pre- and post- eye surgeries.