The Science

THE PROBLEM
• Based on discussions with practitioners and eye bank representatives, acute eye infections and increasingly-rampant, antibiotic-resistant, infections are ranked as the top major concerns in the Ophthalmology Sector.
• The three most prevalent antibiotic-resistant pathogens in the eyecare Sector are Staphylococcus Aureus, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, and Candida Albicans Fusarium and Aspergillus.
• These infections render transplant corneas useless, requiring replacement by the eye banks. They cause the majority of chronic post-operative infections, requiring several weeks of treatment with combinations of antibiotics, and can result in blindness.
• The Ophthalmology Sector continues to search for answer to this serious and growing infection problem.
• Hospitals seek solutions to their increasing HAI problem which no longer are covered by insurance.

THE SOLUTION
• Original Research conducted by Dr. J. Jim Rowsey MD of St. Michael’s Eye and Laser Institute and Dr. . Eric Abdullayev MD of The Lion’s Eye Institute for Transplant and Research.

• A well-received research paper was presented by Dr. Rowsey at the November 2015 meeting of Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group session at the American Association of Ophthalmology.

RESEARCH RESULTS:
• Exposure of the cornea to Far-UV Sterilray™ is safe for the endothelium at 10 and 20 seconds.
• Exposure of pathogens to Far-UV Sterilray™ have demonstrated that staph aureus, and pseudomonas aeruginosa are killed within 2 seconds of exposure; candida Albicans (spore) is killed within 20 seconds.
• OCULAR PD’S current devices kill pathogens (viruses, bacteria, molds, fungus) on surfaces, in liquids, and in the air at a 99.999% effectiveness level in seconds – or less.
• Reduction or elimination of even antibiotic-resistant pathogens (VRE, MRSA, C. Diff.) is now practical and effective using Far-UV Sterilray™ Technology.

Advantages


Far-UV Sterilray light is the photonic disruption of microbial DNA by scission of the DNA backbone which is fatal to the DNA as it cannot be repaired by the organism.
The microbes, regardless of DNA complexity, are eliminated promptly.
The higher photonic energy of 222nm Far-UV Sterilray light provides absorption by the DNA of microbes but preferential passage through the mammalian cells, preserving their integrity.
If enough energy is added to the tissues, eventual damage will occur, but the margin of safety is far greater for 222nm Far-UV Sterilray light compared to conventional 254 germicidal UV-C lamps.
• Instant variable power!
• No mercury.
• Long lamp life.
• Pathogens can not mutate.
• Portable, lightweight