Montreal, September 21, 2023 – CandorVision™ (a division of CandorPharm Inc.) is pleased to announce the launch of HYLO-DUAL® mini, expanding the HYLO® family of preservative-free, phosphate-free lubricating eye drops.
Just like dry eye, ocular allergies are common in millions of Canadians. The itching and burning symptoms of ocular allergies are caused by allergens (pollen, dust, animal hair, etc.). Allergens can exacerbate dry eye symptoms. Moreover, ocular allergies and dry eye present similar symptoms, making it tough to distinguish between the causes.
Medicated eye drops are frequently used to treat ocular allergies in conjunction with oral antihistamines/mast cell stabilizers. Most of those eye drops contain preservatives that tend to irritate the ocular surface, possibly worsening symptoms. Oral antihistamines/mast cell stabilizers can reduce tear production and thereby cause dry eye. Choosing an eye drop with proven allergy relief and high-molecular weight sodium hyaluronate for long-lasting lubrication can help alleviate those additional dry eye symptoms.
With the introduction of HYLO-DUAL®, the first all-round drop for dry eye and allergy relief, CandorVision™ has elevated ocular allergy care for both Canadian healthcare professionals and patients. Over the years, preservative-free, phosphate-free, multi-dose HYLO-DUAL® has become the go-to favourite of many patients and healthcare professionals, who seek both long-lasting dry eye and immediate allergy relief. While giving numerous positive reviews, many have inquired about a smaller, starter pack size. Today, HYLO-DUAL® mini is the latest addition to CandorVision’s™ portfolio of highest-quality, preservative-free dry eye treatments.
“We are excited to welcome HYLO-DUAL® mini to our HYLO® family of lubricating eye drops.” says Dr. Frank Heidemann, President and CEO of CandorVision™. “HYLO-DUAL® mini makes it easier for health professionals to start their dry eye and allergy patients on HYLO-DUAL® therapy.”
HYLO-DUAL® mini offers all the advantages loved by HYLO-DUAL® users: it is preservative-free, phosphate-free and comes in a safe, German-engineered, airless multi-dose system, dispensing one-drop-at-a-time. The combined power of ectoine, a natural substance, and high-molecular weight sodium hyaluronate immediately relieves symptoms caused by allergies and inflammation and provides long-lasting lubrication of the ocular surface.
“HYLO-DUAL® mini will be a keystone for the next decade of CandorVision’s™ patient success,” declares Dr. Frank Heidemann. “The new HYLO-DUAL® mini is an easy therapy starter.”
HYLO-DUAL® mini can be obtained Canada-wide at pharmacies behind the counter alongside HYLO® mini and the HYLO® family of dry eye treatments, OCUNOX® Eye Ointment, CALMO® eye spray and CALMO® / NACLINO™ lid hygiene, as well as at selected optometry and ophthalmology clinics.
CandorVision™ (a division of CandorPharm Inc.) is a Canadian-owned and operated company which develops and markets the highest quality ophthalmic medical devices for dry eye treatment and lid hygiene. CandorVision™ provides cutting-edge technology to Canadian health professionals and patients, developed with the protection of our environment and environmentally compliant techniques in mind.