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October 11, 2018

Fondazione Banca Degli Occhi: dry eye research

The tests conducted by the Fondazione Banca degli Occhi del Veneto Onlus on the use of optical glass ophthalmic lenses with selective action against Infrared Radiation have been successfully completed. The results verified the effectiveness of the lenses in protecting patients affected by dry eye syndrome.

“Dry eye is a diffuse condition, which may be present alone or associated with other ocular and systemic conditions. This alliance aims to evaluate the effect of the use of optical glass ophthalmic lenses, normal or graduated, with selective action against Infrared Radiation, by patients with moderate dry eye conditions," explains the Medical Director of Fondazione Banca degli Occhi del Veneto Onlus, Dr. Diego Ponzin.

Barberini's technicians believe that glass is the best way to observe the world, guaranteeing the best constant vision over time, high resistance to scratches and mechanical stress and minimum environmental impact, being 100% recyclable. This particular type of lens, produced by Barberini, aims to ensure maximum protection from UV rays, protecting up to 400 nm (UV400), maximum protection from reflected light, with multilayer anti-reflection and polarized lenses and, within particular lenses, protection from Infrared Rays (radiation that tends to warm the eye and its contour) which aims to prevent the premature aging of tissues.

In conclusion, Dr. Ponzin said, “The data shows that the sun filters used can improve dry eye symptoms, and may promote healing of the ocular surface in some subjects treated with tear deficiency.”

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