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The product had a foul smell. I have an eye disease and use thin circular cotton wipes to cleanse my eye lids. On one of the pads I used the remaining amount of my old pump bottle. As it has over the years it had no smell. I used it on my eye. I sprayed this product on the other eye pad and it had a foul smell. I would never put something like that in my eyes. The bottle label color was also much lighter than the original and the copyright on the original was 2014 but the copyright on this much lighter color label was 2013 and it was supposed to be newer. It doesn't seem right. Also, on the bottom of the original bottle it read: EXP 08/2018. On this newer one it doesn't say "EXP" it just reads: 02/2019. I can imagine the company quit putting "EXP" on the bottom. A foul smelling product that on my Amazon order says sold by: "Fun Stuff for Sale" but this review lists: "Everready First Aid"--something doesn't make sense about this. Just a heads up about this product.
Haven't tried the original, as my ophthalmologist recommended this Plus version. If it had worked on my scaly, itchy eyelids I would have been thrilled and the cost wouldn't have mattered, but it actually inflamed/dried them even more and intensified the redness. I thought I must be doing something wrong so I brought it to my dr and he did the application and left it on as the directions said to do. The result was redder and scalier lids. Might be my body chemistry, but this was the reverse of what I'd hoped.
Container, label, and even the substance inside of the container is awfully waterty, different from the ones available in pharmacies. It appears to knock-off product, aside from the fact it is cheaper than the ones offered in pharmacies.
My dr recommended washing my lids as part of treating my dry eyes. I used Johnson's baby shampoo for a while but thought this might be better.. I still don't get the link between washing the outside of your lid and dry eyes.
This foam seems to work, but if it gets in my eyes it burns. Seems very off for a product designed to use on your lids. I'll go back to the baby shampoo.
I would like to give this product a stellar review, but the truth is that I wouldn't purchase any of these over-the-counter treatments for blepharitis. Over the years I have tried LOTS of them in hopes of relieving the itching and redness. In the end, none of them truly work. After voicing frustration to my doctor, she said that she just attended a seminar where a handful of doctors were having good luck with a new prescription medication. It is not on the Kaiser formulary, but my doctor said she would write a prescription for me anyway if I wanted to pay for it myself. So I did. It works very well as long as you realize that it is not a cure -- it is a maintenance treatment. (There is no complete cure for blepharitis at this time.) This new prescription product is quite soothing. Please note that it isn't available at pharmacies yet -- you have to order it from their online website store. I am giving Ocusoft more than one star because the seller appears to be very responsible.
I'm spoiled by the pre packaged ones. Since this was half the price I thought I would give it a try. Tried it with cotton rounds. Instead of helping it actually irritated my eyes. I'll stick with the pre packaged ones.