OCuSOFT(R) Lid Scrub(TM) PLUS Proven to Kill Demodex Mites

December 3, 2008

RICHMOND, Texas, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ — CYNACON/OCuSOFT(R) a broad based
supplier of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals and supplies is pleased to announce the
latest findings from a recent study(1). OCuSOFT(R) Lid Scrub(TM) PLUS, in its
unique “Leave-On” formulation, was shown to effectively eradicate Demodex
mites. Significantly, NO other eyelid cleanser used according to
manufacturer’s instructions kills Demodex.

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Recent reports suggest that the Demodex mite is a contributing factor to
meibomian gland dysfunction, meibomitis, blepharitis, and other eyelid
irritations. A variety of corneal pathologic features, together with
conjunctival inflammation commonly noted in rosacea, can be found in patients
with Demodex infestation of the eyelids.(2) Studies confirm ocular infestation
of Demodex may be as high as 47%.(3)

Troy Smith, Vice President, Professional and Technical Relations, remarks,
“Researchers have for some time considered Demodex mite infestation as a
factor in meibomian gland disease. It is exciting to note that our new
OCuSOFT(R) Lid Scrub(TM) PLUS effectively kills Demodex mites utilizing its
unique ‘Leave-On’ formula. Significantly, in blepharitis patients, one out of
every six eyelashes contain Demodex mites, a number that increases with age.
OCuSOFT(R) Lid Scrub(TM) PLUS is the only ‘Leave-On’ formulation eyelid
cleanser on the market facilitating optimal Demodex kill rates.”

Nat G. Adkins, Jr., OCuSOFT’s Chairman, adds, “Practitioners are now
recognizing that eradication of Demodex can significantly improve patient
comfort and quality of life. OCuSOFT(R) is pleased to once again be at the
forefront of lid disease and ocular surface therapy.”

For more information or to acquire samples please call 800-233-5469 or
visit http://www.ocusoft.com. Additionally, as a convenience to patients,
OCuSOFT(R) Lid Scrub(TM) PLUS is available at CVS, Duane Reade and Long’s Drug

(1) Yee, M.D., Richard. Efficacy of OCuSOFT(R) Lid Scrub(TM) PLUS on
Eradication of Ocular Demodex. 2008, July. Study on file.

(2) A . Kheirkhah, et. al. Corneal Manifestations of Ocular Demodex
Infestation. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 2007 May;
143(5):743 – 49.

(3) Norn, MS. Incidence of Demodex folliculorum on skin of lids and nose.
Acta Opthalmologica. 1982 Aug; 60(4):575-83.


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