Patients in need of symptomatic relief from ocular dryness now have more options to consider, as Allergan is introducing an artificial tear product line called Refresh Relieva. It comes in preserved, nonpreserved and contact lens–specific versions. The manufacturer says 70% of patients reported no blur when the lubricant was first applied.

Each product contains carboxymethylcellulose, hyaluronic acid, glycerin and a glycerin-based solution that Allergan calls HydroCell; the company says the latter enables hydration and maintains the volume of cells on the ocular surface. 

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