Simon Martin, CEO, Medicom Healthcare said, “The launch of Evolve® Hypromellose and Evolve® Carmellose is the first step of our journey to provide preservative free eye care for everyone.”
Dry eye is a multifactorial disease of the tears and ocular surface that results in symptoms of discomfort, visual disturbance, and tear film instability with potential damage to the ocular surface. It is accompanied by increased osmolarity of the tear film and inflammation of the ocular surface.1
Dry eye may be exacerbated by issues such as reduced blink rate caused by computer use and environmental factors such as low humidity, wind, and sunlight.
Approximately 50 million adults in the European Union live with symptoms of dry eye disease,2 which typically include eye dryness, overall eye discomfort, stinging, burning, a gritty feeling, and may include episodes of blurred vision. The main drivers of dry eye are age, environment and lifestyle.
Dry eye is diagnosed based on patient-reported symptoms, such as eye dryness, overall eye discomfort, stinging, burning, a gritty feeling and episodes of blurred vision as well as signs, which can be objectively measured by an eye care professional to determine the presence of dry eye disease.
In August 2007, Medicom Healthcare established its Ophthalmic Business Unit, solidifying its commitment to growing in this therapeutic area.
Medicom Healthcare’s growth in ophthalmics has been driven by a combination of strategic product development and organic growth. Committed to growing its reputation as a leading Eye Care company, Medicom Healthcare is focused on continuing to expand its portfolio to include treatment options for Glaucoma, Allergy, Infection and Inflamation.
Since 2007, Medicom Healthcare has developed and brought to market 25 products in more than 15 countries. In the development pipeline, Medicom Healthcare has candidates in the therapeutic areas of Dry Eye, Glaucoma, Infection, Inflammation and Allergy with particular emphasis on expanding the Evolve® Multi-dose Preservative Free franchise.
Medicom Healthcare is a privately owned speciality pharmaceutical company based in Hampshire, UK. Medicom Healthcare was founded in 2007 and has developed and brought to market 25 products that are available in more than 15 countries.
1 DEWS (2007) 2007 report of the International Dry Eye Workshop (DEWS). Ocular Surface5 (2), 65-204.
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