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NovaBay Pharmaceuticals' "Avenova" Helping Patients with Contact Lens Intolerance

DELRAY BEACH, FL / ACCESSWIRE / January 27, 2017 / The Jaffe Eye Institute announced today that one of its founding doctors, ophthalmologist Emery Jaffe, MD, has written an article describing common eye problems and new approaches for successfully treating those conditions. Dr. Jaffe, a respected cataract and glaucoma specialist in the Miami area. His patients struggle with contact lens wear as they age. In the eye health article, Dr. Jaffe describes how he is using a new eyelid hygiene product called Avenova by NovaBay Pharmaceuticals (NYSE MKT: NBY) to successfully manage contact lens intolerance patient cases.

In the article, Dr. Jaffe tells the story of a patient named Susan. As a child, she was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, which caused cataracts and severe eye inflammation. She lost the sight in her left eye, and needed cataract surgery on her right eye. To restore her vision, doctors fitted Susan with a hard contact lens for her right eye.

But "over time, problems with the hard contact lens developed," Dr. Jaffe writes. "Debris in her eye blurred her vision, and she felt sensations of something foreign in her eye." At times, her eye was so irritated and inflamed that using her contact lens became painful and difficult.

Susan represents a relatively extreme case of a problem called contact lens intolerance, Dr. Jaffe explains. But the general problem is surprisingly common. About fifteen percent of people suffer from eye discomfort and dryness that is exacerbated when they try to wear their contact lenses. "In addition to Susan, the older patient demographic of my practice makes this a common problem with contact lens wearers," he writes.

In the article, Jaffe explains the underlying causes of contract lens intolerance and related problems. As he describes, "The causes include the build-up of debris in the eye that Susan suffered from and dry eye, a condition where the eye lacks its usual film of protective tears."

Both of those problems are linked to bacteria and tiny parasitic mites that irritate sensitive eye tissue, causing pain and inflammation, along with the build-up of debris.

But now, Dr. Jaffe writes, doctors have a better way of fighting those microbes - a new eyelid hygiene product called Avenova® with Neutrox from NovaBay Pharmaceuticals. "Its key ingredient is a formulation of pure hypochlorous acid," Dr. Jaffe explains. "Wiping the eyes with hypochlorous acid removes the debris and reduces the bacteria and the mites, reducing chances of infections and improving comfort."

Wiping her eyes twice daily with NovaBay's Avenova worked very well for Susan, Dr. Jaffe reports: "Within days, her pain, inflammation, and eye debris virtually vanished. She is now able to wear her contact lens without any discomfort - giving her excellent vision from her one good eye."

The same treatment has brought, "similar impressive results with many other patients suffering from contact lens intolerance," Dr. Jaffe adds.


Emery Jaffe, MD
Jaffe Eye Institute
Email: dremery@jaffe-eye.com

SOURCE: Jaffe Eye Institute