If you ﬁnd that your prosthesis can be dry and itchy, you may require lubricating eye drops. There are two types of eye drops that we recommend; celluvisc is a water-based lubricant with a higher viscosity than natural tears, or silicone lubricants which are oil based and last longer than water-based lubricants.
In the past we have recommended Ocuglide which is a silicone artiﬁcial eye lubricant. Unfortunately, Ocuglide is no longer available. Thankfully there is another silicone lubricant just like Ocuglide which is called Sil-Ophtho.
Sil-Ophtho comes in two different viscosities, medium and heavy. The heavier viscosity is comparable to Ocuglide, however according to their website; the medium viscosity is preferred by the largest percent of prosthesis wearers. In the United States it is available from Erickson Labs. In Australia, you can purchase some from us either by giving us a call on (08) 9322 5576 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Sil-Ophtho please go to their website.