The antioxidant eye drop is a topical ophthalmic formulation that contains four nutraceuticals (namely, astaxanthin, resveratrol, pyruvate and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)) having antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and chelating activity in a carbomer gel carrier. The active ingredients can reduce oxidative stress through free radical scavenging and chelating activity. Experimental studies have shown that use of the formulation can delay the development of cataracts, reduce retinal degeneration, and maintain normal tear flow in dry eye. The patented formulation (US Patent # 9,173,915) has been licensed to CLC Medica and is being sold as Optixcare® Eye Health.
Optixcare Eye Health can be recommended for pets who may be vulnerable to debilitating effects of oxidative stress:
- Senior animals with age-related degenerative diseases (cataract, glaucoma, dry eye, retinal degeneration)
- Brachycephalic breeds that are predisposed to various eye diseases including dry eye, eye lid disorders, keratitis)
- Patients that are more susceptible for eye related complications due to systemic diseases such as diabetes (sugar cataract)