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Retaine MGD Preservative-Free Eyedrops

"Our practice has been recommending VisiVite Dry Eye Relief TG-1000 to every dry eye patient we see. The patients love it. They feel a great relief from not having to constantly feel a burning or itching sensation and being free of hourly tear drops. Our practice recommends these products to everyone... (read more)"
Monique M. Barbour, M.D.
"We see approximately 120 patients per week with about 15% having or being at risk for macular degeneration. Using the AREDS as our reference we became aware of the importance of nutritional supplements in the prevention of the progression of macular degeneration. This along with various other studie... (read more)"
Dr. Kendal Piatt, O.D.
"We have been recommending VisiVite for several years. AREDS2 formulation vitamins are the mainstay in the treatment of dry AMD which affects about 1.7 million Americans. We find that the VisiVite vitamins fit the needs of our patients. We can recommend different formulations based on the patients' h... (read more)"
Pamela Weber, M.D.
Retinal Surgeon
"East Florida Eye Institute specializes in the treatment of Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Diabetic Eye Disease, and Dry Eye Disease. We recommend the use of VisiVite for all of our Macular Degeneration patients."
Ronald E. P. Frenkel, M.D.
"We recommend that all of our patients take VisiVite AREDS2-based vitamins, due to the evidence based nature of the formula."
Marc Lay, OD
"I've been in practice for 36 years. We see many patients with Macular Degeneration and dry eyes. As a general Ophthalmologist, I see patients with varying Eye problems including cataracts and glaucoma. Based on the AREDS2 study, a vitamin like Visivite is the only treatment for Macular Degeneration ... (read more)"
Martin L Weinhoff, MD
"This combination of nutrients, found in supplements like Ocuvite and VisiVite, is now widely recommended for people with moderate or severe macular degeneration. Current or former smokers may be better off with VisiVite's Smoker's Formula, which leaves out the beta-carotene (beta-carotene supplement... (read more)"
Marvin Moe Bell, M.D., M.P.H.
Physician and Author
"I recommend VisiVite to all my macular degeneration patients. Based on the latest AREDS2 study, lutein and zeaxanthin absorption was increased when beta-carotene was eliminated. Therefore, I advise all my AMD patients to take VisiVite AREDS2 Plus+ Gold Formula for maximal protection, as it contains... (read more)"
Dr. Madeline Cohen, O.D.
Optometrist, F.A.A.O.
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Retaine MGD Eye Drops are an ophthalmic emulsion that moisturizes, lubricates and protects moderate to severe dry eyes. Unlike other lubricant eye drops which can evaporate quickly, Retaine MGD provides long- lasting relief utilizing a proprietary cationic oil emulsion technology that effectively delivers ingredients through electrostatic attraction between positively charged droplets and the negatively charged ocular surface. The hypotonicity of the emulsion adds moisture by lowering the salt concentration of tears while the lipid component lubricates and protects the surface of the eye.

Each box contains 30 sterile, single-dose containers

Question: what is the difference between the retaine mgd and the other retaine drops, like the retaine cms and hpmc?<br /> Answer: MGD is a cationic emulsion and contains oil for longer-lasting effects.<br /><br />Question: Compared to Restasis ?<br /> Answer: Restasis is a prescription medication containing cyclosporine. For more information, see<br /><br />Question: Can this be used with contact lenses?<br /> Answer: Because Retaine MGD eyedrops are preservative-free, you may use them with contact lenses.<br /><br />Question: Can you reuse a vial if it is the same day?<br /> Answer: Officially, the product is approved for only once for each vial. However, most doctors inform their patients that it is acceptable to use an opened vial during a single day.<br /><br />Question: Can I use this 4 times a day?<br /> Answer: Retaine MGD is a specially-formulated lubricant eyedrop with longer benefit than standard tears, and it may be used as often as needed for relief of dry eye symptoms.<br /><br />Question: Is Retaine MGD available in a multiuse bottle instead of just in single dose containers? It seems like a waste to have to throw out the single use container when most of the Retaine is left in the container after application. This is very expensive for everyday use of the product in this type of package. Do you have a preservative version?<br /> Answer: It is only available in the single dose containers.<br /><br />Question: does retaine help dry eyes caused by Sjogrens?<br /> Answer: Retaine MGD can help the symptoms of dry eyes due to Sjogren's, but because there are both evaporative and tear production problems with Sjogrens (not to mention salivation deficits and inflammatory components), we recommend our Dry Eye Club package instead, at<br /><br />Question: It looks like this could be my solution for dry eyes at night that i think are due to hormonal changes...before I order, I'm a little nervous about all the &quot;scientific&quot; this safe for my 57 year old eyes? Thank you.<br /> Answer: Retaine MGD eyedrops have no systemic side effects or detrimental effects to the eyes.<br /><br />Question: Is it Ok to use this product if I have Blepharitis and Glaucoma?<br /> Answer: Yes for both. In fact, MGD stands for &quot;Meibomian Gland Dysfunction,&quot; which is found in meibomitis and blepharitis.<br /><br />
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100% Recommend this product (2 of 2 responses)
By Giois
July 28, 2019
First time user - superior to other eyedrops I've used in the past
My ophthalmologist blocked my lower tear ducts to counteract dry eyes. Suggested eye drops. These are perfect with the emulsion added. Others are worthless. I only give it 4 stars because I haven't given it a chance, but it is very promising and my eyes don't bother me as much. A little expensive but since it's single use can rationalize it.
By Lavonna Young
Oceanside CA
June 8, 2019
The best
The best I have ever used.
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