Wearing contact lenses the entire day leads to pain and scratching of the cornea. A natural mucus component found in the stomach can be used to provide relief for damaged ocular tissue.
– Researchers in Germany have indicated that coating contact lenses with purified porcine gastric mucin reduced damage to the eyes.
– Mucin has the ability to bind lots of water that improves its ability to act as a natural lubricant.
– The mucin MUC5AC molecule is best suited for treating dry eyes and for coating contact lenses to avoid damage to the eye.
Mucin, on the other hand, adheres directly to the contact lens, thus providing the eye with long-term protection.
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