Effectively Diagnose and Manage Dry Eye in Patients With Solutions from I-MED Pharma
Are you aware that 20-25% of the population suffers from DED? On top of that, another 5% of unsuspecting people don’t even realize that they have dry eyes. The risk of developing DED increases with age, however, ocular surface disease (OSD) is becoming increasingly common in younger people and more prominent among the population due to the use of devices like smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
The growing prevalence and influence on everyday life that DED has is difficult to ignore, especially with the serious short and long term effects on those who develop it. That is why it’s important for eye care professionals (ECPs) around the world to be equipped with accurate dry eye diagnostic tools and effective management solutions. I-MED Pharma, a leader in OSD diagnosis and management, works closely with eye care professionals to offer “Best in Class” solutions to better diagnose and manage DED.
DED has various causes and is among the most common reasons why a patient visits an ECP. Due to the wide spectrum of ocular surface abnormalities and a variety of presenting symptoms that can change from day to day and vary from patient to patient, determining the cause of dry eye for diagnosis is challenging through traditional examination practices.
Professional diagnostic tools from I-MED Pharma play a vital role in accurate dry eye diagnosis and earlier intervention. The global eye care community was in need of readily available and reproducible diagnostic dry eye tests. These various diagnostic tools offer professionals the solutions they need when it comes to efficient dry eye diagnosis.
I-PEN® Tear Osmolarity System
Detect and Monitor Tear Osmolarity Quickly and Effectively
Osmolarity testing is the most objective way of diagnosing and measuring DED and the single best marker of disease severity. I-MED Pharma is pleased to offer you the I-PEN®, which, when used in conjunction with the single-use-sensors, is the only diagnostic testing device to detect and measure the elevated tear film osmolarity levels associated with marginal, mild, moderate, and severe DED.
Strip Meniscometry Test For Measuring Tear Volume
This is a non-invasive test where tear volume is quantified within five seconds, with no anesthetic required. Replace the Schirmer’s Test in your practice and go from five minutes to five seconds with accurate and reliable results.
A leading diagnostic and analyzing tool, tearcheck®, connects ECPs with the latest technological advancements to simplify dry eye diagnosis. Unlike anything the global eye care community has seen, tearcheck® is a fully automatic screening device that has easy-to-read metrics, providing ECPs with a visual explanation of patients’ dry eye signs and symptoms. Its user interface is intuitive, quick, and easy to use and can perform multiple examinations in under 10 minutes, all in one device.
Relief & Management
Once DED is diagnosed in a patient, ECPs will need to put them on a treatment plan to help relieve and manage the discomfort and other symptoms that they are experiencing. Presenting symptoms can change from day to day and vary from patient to patient, so ECPs need access to dry eye relief products that are effective at easing dry eye symptoms, managing them, and keeping patients’ eyes healthy.
The selection of dry eye products offered by I-MED Pharma — from viscoadaptive artificial tears and eye hygiene products, to nutrition for dry eyes, and more — can help alleviate patients’ dry eyes. Depending on the severity and frequency of symptoms that patients are experiencing, many of these products can be used to create a suitable management option for their ocular health.
Help Patients See More Clearly
Diagnostic tools from I-MED Pharma can be instrumental in diagnosis. Once diagnosed, the like of dry eye products can offer effective relief of symptoms in patients with OSD. For more information about I-MED Pharma products or to arrange an in-clinic demonstration, please contact your local I-MED Pharma sales representative or customer service