Dry eyes is a common condition which effects up to 15% of the population. Just like our planet, the eye is a delicate ecosystem. It’s easily thrown off balance when one component is disrupted. The tear film is like the protective ozone layer. When it’s contaminating by excess cholesterol, it can break up. My innovation addresses the cause of blepharitis. It’s a common condition that results in a greasy tear film, inflammation, ulceration and also infection of the ocular surface. It takes the joy out of reading. It makes it difficult to use the computer and it certainly impinges on safety when one’s driving. It’s a curse. We’ve actually patented a formulation of cholesterol lowering agent into an eye drop. It’s a poorly understood condition but we have found that abnormal cholesterol plays a part. We’re quite excited to find a treatment that would work in three ways on blepharitis. The first one is inflammation, the second one is abnormal lipids cholesterol and thirdly it is also anti-bacterial. Most of the treatments available are just water based and don’t actually treat the underlying condition. Blepharitis is such a painful condition. I’m thrilled that we’ve come up with a solution. It’s just such a joy to be able to read easily. It’s nothing short of a miracle.