Allergan announced the launch of Refresh Optive Mega-3, a new supplement for patients with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) who suffer from dry eye

Mega-3 contains flaxseed and castor oil, which work to strengthen the lipid layer and protect the tears from evaporating. The natural, plant-based oils help hydrate the three layers of the tear film. Mega-3 also is formulated with carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), a lubricant that is present in all Refresh Optive formulas. The polymer binds to epithelilal cells to lock in moisture on the ocular surface for comfort and relief. 

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All Optive products have the patented osmoprotectant formula comprised of three solutes: glycerin, I-carnitine, and erythritol. These solutes help fortify the corneal epithelial cells from hypertonic stress. Trehalose, another osmoprotectant, is found in Refresh Optive Mega-3 as an additional way to address symptoms of dry eye. 

Refresh Optive Mega-3 is available over-the-counter (OTC) and is supplied as 30-count single-use vials.

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