If you suffer from red, itchy, inflamed or crusty eyelids and lashes, you are not alone. Over 30 million Americans share these chronic symptoms which may be due to blepharitis, meibomitis also known as meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) often described more simply as dry eye syndrome.
You are familiar with the frustrating pattern of trying over-the-counter treatments that provide little relief, and talking with your eye doctor to find a better solution. For many years, this problem was almost impossible to solve. Now, however, there is a new weapon called Avenova® that is designed for removal of microorganisms and debris that contribute to these conditions such as dry eye, MGD, blepharitis, Meibomitis and Stye.
NovaBay® has developed a family of products based on a skin cleansing manufacturing process, Neutrox®, that produces that produces proprietary pure hypochlorous acid (HOCl). The initial wound care product, NeutroPhase®, was cleared by the FDA “for use under the supervision of healthcare professionals for cleansing and removal of foreign material, including microorganisms and debris from wounds, and for moistening absorbent wound dressings and cleaning minor cuts, minor burns, superficial abrasions, and minor irritations of the skin. It is also intended for moistening and debriding acute and chronic dermal lesions, such as Stage I to IV pressure ulcers, stasis ulcers, leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, post-surgical wounds, first and second-degree burns, and grafted and donor sites.”
Following the initial 510(k) clearance, NovaBay developed two additional products within the original 510(k) intended use, but for unique, specific indications: Avenova® for eyelid & eyelash hygiene and CelleRx® for use associated with cosmetic procedures.
Avenova is available in pharmacies nationwide and is covered by most medical insurance plans.
Avenova is made by NovaBay Pharmaceuticals of Emeryville, California. With its Avenova brand, NovaBay focuses on the development and marketing of revolutionary products that address unmet medical needs. Other brands address similar needs in wound care and dermatology.