10ml contained in a sterile glass eye dropper bottle.
Item is fragile and requires refrigeration.
The cornea is the outermost layer of the eye, serving as a barrier to protect the eye from outside bacteria, chemicals and anything that can damage the eye. Corneal ulcers can be caused commonly by trauma to the eye like a scratch or puncture, or sometimes due to an infection or dry eye and entropion. Corneal ulcers are a common condition that affect certain dog breeds that have large protruding eyeballs eg ShihTzu, Pug and Pekingese. It causes great discomfort and irritation which may lead to permanent damage or even corneal rupture and blindness. When your pet is suffering from corneal ulcers, you will notice that there is an obvious film or cloudiness over the eye, discharge, red watery eyes, obvious irritation and squinting. You may also notice that your pet will rub or scratch the affected eye.
Dry eyes occurs when your dog’s eye does not produce enough tears to keep the eyes moisturized. It can be caused by serious eye infection or unresolved food sensitivities and age-related reduced tear production. These cause chronic inflammation, excessive irritation and lacrimation in the beginning, but when left unresolved, the lacrimal glands will shut down. The cornea relies heavily on tears for oxygen and nutrients. Also the tears together with the blink reflex help to wash and cleanse the cornea. Tears are made up of 2 major components (mucin and water). Deficiency in either of the component will lead to corneal irritation and dry eye. Tears help to wash the eye of foreign particles and bacteria. Tears also act as protective film and moisturises the corneal to keep it shiny and clear.
When there is insufficient tears, irritation and pain will occur as the corneal is the most sensitive part of the body. This will be followed by redness, inflammation, secondary infection with cloudiness of the cornea and gradual loss of vision.
Collagen is found throughout the body except in cartilaginous tissues. Collagen is the main structural protein in the extracellular space in the various
connective tissues in animal bodies. Collagen consists of amino acids wound together to form triple-helices to form elongated fibrils. It is found in skin, tendon, blood vessels, organs and is the main component of bone.
Type1 collagen is found in large amounts in epithelial layers and Type2 collagen is found primarily beneath the skin in connective tissues, joints and vitreous of the eye. Type1 collagen is synthesized in response to injury and is important in the healing of wounds and bridging defects in the epithelial layers of the body. The collagen from aquatic sources is significantly less cross-linked than the more commonly used bovine or porcine skin collagen and thus it’s solubility is much higher than the others. This makes aquatic collagen much more soluble allowing it to penetrate the epithelial structures more easily. The aquatic collagen in ColloRx® eye drops are derived from an extremely delicate sterile process. ColloRx® stimulates the regeneration process, by attracting and aiding new cells to the wound site. ColloRx® has anti-aging properties and has an extraordinary ability to bind water hence influencing the proper hydration and smoothening of the epithelial structures. ColloRx® also deliver antioxidant, antimicrobial properties and accelerates wound healing, minimising scarring.
CLEAR VISCOUS SOLUTION CONTAINING
• Collagen from skin of aquatic animals
Aquatic collagen 20%
Sterile Diluent 80%
DIRECTIONS FOR USAGE
Wash hands before use. Shake well before application (slight flocculation may occur if left standing for too long).
Avoid contact of dropper tip with any surface or eye.
Once opened, keep refrigerated.
Discard any unused portions after 4 weeks upon opening.
Please discard if any discolorations or large amounts of flocculants occur within the solution.
A slight stinging sensation may be experienced by a few patients on initial instillation of the eye drops. This
sensation is only transient.
If excessive irritation such as excessive tearing, blepharitis or redness is noticed, stop the use immediately and
consult your healthcare professional.
Collagen eye drops:
Apply one (1) drop into affected eye 3-4 times a day