On average, a woman in the United States applies 12 cosmetic products a day, and a man uses at least 6. More than 12000 chemicals are used in these formulations, including synthetic and industrial chemicals. These products are absorbed through the skin, and may act as neurotoxins, carcinogens, mutagens, and endocrine disruptors, which cause damage to the ocular surface. Research has shown that multiple adverse reactions to eye cosmetics may occur, including ocular irritation, allergic reactions, contact dermatitis, blepharitis, meibomian gland and corneal epithelial cell toxicity, and dry eye disease. There is an unmet need for products that are ocular surface-friendly.
Join the webinar to discuss with Optometry Vietnam and Leslie E. O’Dell, OD in the 194th OOLS: Beauty and the beast: Cosmetics, skin care, lid hygiene, preservatives and their impact on the ocular surface.
This session will take place at 08:00 PM (Vietnam time) on 22nd January 2023.
Registration link: https://bit.ly/Registerfor194thOOLSSession