Hypochlorous Acid: A Promising Solution for Dry Eye Management

  • by Jessica

With innovation being at forefront of everything we do and aiming to devise, develop and supply the most effective Dry Eye treatments on the market, Hypochlorous Acid is the ingredient that everyone in the world of eyecare is talking about and The Eye Doctor have recently launched a brand-new Eyelid Spray into their Complete Dry Eye Care portfolio.

Dry eye syndrome is a common ocular condition affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the eyes do not produce enough tears or when the tears evaporate too quickly, leading to discomfort, irritation, and foreign body sensations. Advancements in medical research have led to the discovery of Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) as a promising solution for effectively managing dry eye symptoms. Here, we will explore the benefits of Hypochlorous Acid and its role in alleviating dry eye discomfort.

Understanding Hypochlorous Acid

Hypochlorous occurs naturally in the human body as a part of the immune response system. It is produced by white blood cells to combat harmful microorganisms. In recent years, scientists have harnessed the power of Hypochlorous Acid and its antimicrobial properties to develop therapeutic solutions for various medical applications, including Ophthalmology.

What are the benefits for Dry Eye Management?

  1. Anti-Inflammatory and Antimicrobial Properties: Hypochlorous helps reduce the inflammation associated with dry eye syndrome and inhibits the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms on the ocular surface. By maintaining a clean and healthy ocular environment, this key ingredient minimizes the risk of infections and further complications.
  2. Effective Eyelid Hygiene: Proper eyelid hygiene is crucial for managing dry eye symptoms. Hypochlorous acid-based eyelid cleansers are gentle yet effective in removing debris, oil, and bacteria from the eyelid margins. Regular use of Hypochlorous sprays and cleansers can improve the overall ocular hygiene
  3. Enhanced Tear Film Stability: The tear film plays a vital role in maintaining the ocular surface health. Hypochlorous Acid promotes tear film stability by reducing the evaporation rate of tears, improving lubrication, and preventing excessive moisture loss. This helps in reducing dryness, irritation, and discomfort experienced by individuals with dry eye syndrome.
  1. Gentle and Well-Tolerated: Unlike some other eye care products, Hypochlorous Acid is gentle on the delicate tissues of the eye. It does not cause stinging, burning, or irritation, making it suitable for individuals with sensitive eyes. It is also well-tolerated by contact lens wearers as it does not interfere with lens comfort or vision.
  1. Ease of Use: Hypochlorous acid can be administered in different forms, the easiest being in a spray. This versatility and ease of use makes HOCl an accessible option for both at-home use and clinical settings to achieve low-maintenance optimal eyelid hygiene.


The use of Hypochlorous Acid in Dry Eye management represents a significant step forward in the field. Traditional treatments often focus on symptomatic relief, but this ingredient targets the underlying causes of dry eye, providing a more comprehensive approach - a key player in the future of Dry Eye management.

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