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All about BIHOCL™ Hypochlorous Spray


BIHOCL™ hypochlorous spray is a safe and powerfully effective antimicrobial solution for specialized eye care and daily ocular health. It’s an effective complement to existing treatment protocols for dry eye disease, blepharitis, MGD, and similar conditions, and can be used daily to set the foundation for optimal daily eyelid hygiene.

What is Hypochlorous Acid (HOCL) and why is it beneficial for the eyes?

Hypochlorous acid (HOCL) is a weak acid that forms when chlorine dissolves in water. It is a natural part of our body’s internal defense system, produced by our white blood cells, and acts as a first line of defence against infection, inflamation or injury.

HOCL has been recognized for its potential benefits in eye care due to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Here are a few reasons why hypochlorous acid is considered beneficial for occular health:

  • Eyelid Hygiene: Hypochlorous acid is often used as an ingredient in eyelid cleansers or eyelid wipes. It can help in maintaining proper eyelid hygiene by removing debris, makeup, and microorganisms from the eyelid margins. This can be particularly helpful for individuals with conditions like blepharitis or dry eye syndrome.
  • Antimicrobial Action: Hypochlorous acid has broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity, meaning it can effectively kill a wide range of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. By reducing the microbial load on the eyelids and lashes, hypochlorous acid may help prevent or manage eye infections and inflammations.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Hypochlorous acid has demonstrated anti-inflammatory effects, which can be beneficial for individuals with ocular surface inflammation or conditions like dry eye. It may help reduce redness, swelling, and discomfort associated with inflammatory eye conditions.
  • Non-Toxic and Well-Tolerated: Hypochlorous acid is considered safe for ocular use when properly formulated within a suitable concentration range. It is non-toxic, non-irritating, and generally well-tolerated by the eyes. Great for children who give a bit of pushback on utilizing eye drops!
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