The statin based therapeutic safely and successfully treats both the causes and symptoms of blepharitis and associated dry eye. In many patients, blepharitis co-exists with dry eye and exacerbates patient suffering. Statins have well known cholesterol-lowering and immunomodulatory properties, however the use of statins as a topical ocular therapy for dry eye and blepharitis is novel. The method provides extended break up time to the tear film thus increasing its stability.
Atorvastatin. Funding Required. Seeking Venture Capital/Pharmaceutical Companies.
Invention Title: Improvements in Tear Film Stability.