S I M I L A S A N R E S E A R C H R E P O R T
SIMILASAN EYEDROPS #1
STUDY REVIEW BY:
Bruno Merz, MD
Head of Medical Dept.
The present study was carried out in an
ophthalmology practice in cooperation with a
qualified optometrist. The study investigated the
effectiveness and tolerance of Similasan Eye
Drops #1, a homeopathic medication. Also, the
study was designed to determine contact lens
tolerance and lens discoloration. Effectiveness of
the preparation was assessed by a physician and
patient after it had been used to treat simple
conjunctivitis, dry eyes, eye irritation due to
contact lenses, and blepharitis.
The Similasan Eye Drops #1 composition
contains Belladona 6x (30.33%), Euphrasia 6x
(30.33%), Mercurius sublimatus 6x (30.33%),
SoluSept (0.001%), and purified water (8.1%).
The test group was 56 patients, 42 (75%) women
and 14 (25%), who are contact lens wearers. The
average age was 28.3 years, with a range from 18
to 53. Treatment was stopped on six patients
compliance. The study is therefore based on a
test group of 50 patients (89.28%).
Dosage and lengths of treatment
One to two drops were given in each eye two to
four times a day. On average, treatment continued
for 49.4 days, with a range from three to 150
100% of the patients wore contact lenses. Of
these, 35 (70%) wore hard lenses and 15 (30%)
wore soft lenses. Therefore, it was possible to
assess a total of 100 contact lenses (fifty pairs)
for any changes that might have occurred.
A silt-lamp was used to determine any changes in
the lenses. None were observed.
The following summary shows the main
diagnoses made by the ophthalmologist in charge
of the test. The assessment of the preparationís
effectiveness was made on the basis of these
symptoms. Multiple diagnoses were made for
Irritation from Contact Len