Short-Term Comfort Responses Associated With the Use of Eyelid Cleansing Products to Manage Demodex folliculorum

TitleShort-Term Comfort Responses Associated With the Use of Eyelid Cleansing Products to Manage Demodex folliculorum
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsNgo, W., L. Jones, and E. Bitton
JournalEye & contact lens
Volume44
PaginationS87-S92
Keywordsadult, animal, Animals, blepharitis, controlled study, Cross-Over Studies, crossover procedure, detergent, Detergents, disease management, Eye Infections, eyelash, Eyelashes, female, human, Humans, lacrimal fluid, male, metabolism, middle aged, mite infestation, Mite Infestations, Parasitic, parasitic eye infection, patient satisfaction, Prospective Studies, prospective study, randomized controlled trial, Tears, Visual acuity, young adult
Abstract

{PURPOSE: To quantify the discomfort over time of various eyelid cleansers against Demodex. METHODS: This was a prospective, randomized, controlled, crossover, open-label study that enrolled 26 participants. The cleansers used in this study were Biotissue Cliradex (CD), OCuSOFT Lid Scrubs Plus (OP), OCuSOFT OUST Demodex Swabstix (ODS), TheraTears Theralid (TT), NovaBay Avenova (NA). Bausch+Lomb Sensitive Eyes Plus saline was used as a control. Participants were asked to close their eyes as the product was gently rubbed (10 cycles of gentle lateral motion) into the eyelashes. Participants verbally rated their discomfort (0 = no discomfort

DOI10.1097/ICL.0000000000000415