Optimel Manuka+ Dry Eye Drops


Optimel Antibacterial Manuka Eye Drops contains a standardized antibacterial Manuka honey developed from Leptospermum sp for moderate to severe dry eye.

6 in stock (can be backordered)



Suitable for:

  • Chronic dry eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Sore, irritated eyes and eyelids

Optimel Antibacterial Manuka Eye Drops help stabilise the surface health of the eye from dry eye symptoms such as sore, irritated eyes and eyelids.

Optimel Antibacterial Manuka Eye Drops assist the surface health of the eye by creating a micro-environment that supports healing and prevents further damage. When applied to the surface of the eye, Optimel Antibacterial Manuka Eye Drops provide an environment that through low pH, acts on bacteria that may potentially colonize the traumatised surface.

Patients with tear deficiency and meibomian gland disease have an overgrowth of ocular flora. This overgrowth is thought to contribute to the tear film instability and ocular surface damage. Both topical and systemic antibiotics can significantly reduce the Colony Forming Units (CFUs) in eyes with chronic lid disease. With the increase of resistance among ocular pathogens, the efficacy of antibiotic therapeutic regimens is being reduced.

Application of Optimel Antibacterial Manuka Eye Drops 3 times daily to the inferior conjunctival fornix can significantly reduce CFUs from baseline at month 1 in the eyelids of patients with dry eye caused by tear deficiency and/or meibomian gland disease.

Reduction of CFUs reduces the potential susceptibility of the dry eye patient to bacterial conjunctivitis and keratitis. The reduction in CFUs may also assist in improving the clinical symptoms of dry eye disease by reducing the production of certain bacterial lipases that are thought to hydrolyse meibomian gland lipids.

The application of antibacterial Leptospermum sp honey (Manuka) is associated with significant clinical improvements in dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction. The only adverse effects noted with the use of Optimel Antibacterial Manuka Eye Drops in the eye are transient stinging and redness. No serious adverse effects are noted.

  • DO NOT use if you have a history of hypersensitivity or sensitive to honey, food gums, benzoate preservatives without seeking medical advice.
  • Do not instill whilst wearing contact lenses. Wait at least 30 minutes before inserting lenses.
  • Discard 2 months after opening.


  • Leptospermum sp Honey (165mg/g)
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Benzoic Acid (preservative)


10 ml Plastic Bottle