Eyepeace is a new, unique, CE marked medical device created by two leading consultant ophthalmologists, Professors Johnny Moore FRCOphth, PhD and Anant Sharma MA FRCOphth. The eyepeace is designed to combat the issues of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), dry eye, blepharitis and chalazion. It is specially designed to be a non-invasive way to massage the meibomian glands in a vertical motion and resulting in the treatment and prevention of dry eye.
Clinically proven, comfortable, non-invasive treatment for dry eye
Eyepeace was created by two ophthalmologists, Dr. Johnny Moore and Dr. Anant Sharma. It has been designed to allow the patient to do the eyelid massage himself when he is dealing with chronic blepharitis, ocular dryness and / or dysfunction of the meibomian glands.
EyePeace is a non-invasive way to massage the meibomian glands in a vertical movement to treat and prevent dry eye syndrome.
How to use the EyePeace for eyelid massage?
- Once a day use only is recommended and you should squeeze on that occasion between 5-10 times.
- This is intended to help to express the (oil producing) meibomian glands within the eyelids to improve the tear film.
- Do not ‘over-open’ the lips of the eye massager, rather simply place onto the closed eyelids and gently but firmly squeeze the ‘eyepeace’ to vertically massage the lids and therefore the underlying meibomian glands. If you have loose eyelid skin, please lift this out of the way, prior to placing the massager onto your lids.
- The massager is intended to glide across the skin.
- If massaging results in the lid recurrently everting, while compressing the massager, please check that any loose skin is lifted out of the way and try to change the massager position on the lids to improve its gliding action.
- Do not over massage or massage in a way that causes any pain. If massaging is causing pain you should reduce the strength of massage and if it again recurs cease using the massager until you seek advice from a local eye specialist.
- You should not experience pain or see colours during use, you should not use if you have had a recent eye operation. When squeezing there should be a gliding motion over lids. You must read the caution (back of insert) before use.
For additional advice please refer to the literature in the enclosed packaging of the Eyepeace product and or discuss with a local eye specialist (ophthalmologist or optometrist).
The Eyepeace is made of medical grade silicone that is safe for the skin.
- Latex free; No risk of allergies
An important step in the treatment and prevention of meibomian gland dysfunction is to massage the eyelids in order to relieve congestion of these glands and allow optimal functioning of the glands. This step is just as important as applying heat before and cleaning the eyelids afterwards. This device makes it possible to massage the two eyelids, that is to say the one of the bottom and the top, at the same time in a vertical movement to unblock the glands.
If you have read other articles on this site, you probably now know how a daily eyelid hygiene is important to control the symptoms of blepharitis. So you must include in your daily routine, just like brushing your teeth, taking care of your eyelids.
The inventors of Eyepeace, ophthalmologists Johnny Moore and Anant Sharma, are very interested in the field of ocular surface disease and dry eyes. They developed the device with the help of engineers from Cranfield University to meet the need for vertical eyelid massage. Professor Moore, a visiting professor at the University of Ulster, said:
“The Eyepeace is a unique device that we have created in response to an obvious patient need. It is a world first and will enable sufferers to avoid the painful symptoms of dry eyes by unblocking the glands and therefore facilitating the self-lubrication of the eyes, without the need for eye drops.”
Professor Sharma, visiting professor at Cranfield University, added:
“Our easy to use, cost effective device provides a natural therapy for MGD. The device will help optometrists to train patients to correctly massage the glands effectively and therefore lead to better compliance.”
Eyepeace is therefore a new eyelid massage device used to improve dry eye symptoms by promoting a better stability and uniformity of the lipid layer of the tear film.
According to the company, a small pilot study was performed on 20 subjects with confirmed obstructive MGD-related evaporative dry eyes without evidence of aqueous deficiency. They received an Eyepeace device and used it twice a day for 2 minutes at a time to massage their eyelids as instructed.
“On presentation, more than half of the patients were using topical artificial tears. After 2 weeks of Eyepeace treatment, mean symptom scores improved significantly. Interferometry grading and TBUT showed marked improvement, and a significant increase in corneal temperature was shown by thermography,” Moore said.
Using Eyepeace to improve signs and symptoms of Dry Eye
- Wash with soapy water, rinse thoroughly and dry. Rinse eye and the eyepeace after each massage.
- Take the eyepeace in one hand. Use the other hand to lift the eyebrow and with it any loose skin.
- Close your eyes and place the Eyepeace on the closed eyelids.
- Gently squeeze the eyepeace and allow it to glide over the closed eyelids and release.
NB. Repeat this step between 5 – 10 times per eye, once or twice a day.
Do not use while wearing your contact lenses. If you have a skin condition, an injury or a special eye condition such as a recent surgery, consult your doctor before using it. Do not use on open or infected wounds. If irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult your doctor. Use the Eyepeace device according to the instructions and remember that you should not feel any pain or see colors during use. Consult your doctor before using in children.
Eyepeace allows easy, correct and hygienic massage of the eyelids of the eyes in the presence of blepharitis and dysfunction of the meibomian glands. Remember that to ensure maximum effectiveness, you must first apply a warm compress to your eyes, massage your eyelids and then clean.