The Tarsus Eyelid Patch is an elongated octagon shape and has many other unique features that make it superior to its competition. Our product is made of breathable medical materials. It has a gentle yet aggressive adhesive that holds fast on the sensitive skin of the eyelid and removes without irritation or residue. It is comfortable and effective to wear for long periods of time. It can be worn during sleep to achieve eye closure in addressing nocturnal Lagophthalmos and aid in the prevention of corneal defects or damage. It is also suitable for daytime use as an eye closure therapy, which stabilizes the eyelid in the closed portion, retaining moisture and encouraging the body to naturally heal the cornea. For this application you would wear one patch for day use, changing for the night for the needed durations. To heal surface defects the Tarsus Patch may need to be worn for a week, or even a month changing every morning and night or as needed. More comfort, effectiveness, and less irritability, make the Tarsus Eyelid Patch ideal for pediatric use, worn under an eye shield in some cases to prevent removal. Eyelid closure or occlusion are the method to address pediatric Amblyopia or lazy eye. In young children and adolescents, it should be treated using part-time occlusion of the fellow eye and the underlying cause should be addressed.
It is applied to the upper eyelid above the eye-opening, and easily aligned and properly placed with the aid of a light blue arching line on the patch. It's design or shape, does not intrude on the eyelashes or the corners of the eyes, making it much more comfortable than other products that crush the eyelashes under them and stick the eyelids together. This is very irritating, and in some cases doesn't give a complete eyelid closure which can, in the case of sedated surgeries, even damage the cornea, in some cases causing corneal blindness. When the Tarsus Patch is applied to the closed upper eyelid, the adhesion conforms the patch to the curvatures of the eyeball, on the eyelid, and the under brow, it acquires form and structure, holding the eyelid in the closed position in resistance to the retraction of the levator muscle.
Our device and method make it possible, with one finger, to lower and open the bottom eyelid enabling a caregiver or the wearer to add medicine or artificial tears. Upon the release of the lower eyelid, the eye is closed again as the upper eyelid is held in the closed position by the applied Tarsus Patch. This gives our product the ability to accompany eye medicines, as well as for use after eye surgeries to enhance healing. There have been studies that show that eyelid closure enhances the delivery, and effectiveness of some eye medicines. It is also excellent for use during sedated surgeries and on paralyzed patients for eye closure, and has possible uses by NASA astronauts in space.
Our product is specifically designed for the essence of eyelid closure by a patient, with the wearers comfort in mind. We have put serious thought into solving the neglected problem of comfortable effective eye closure. With forward thinking design, innovation, and the latest technologies and materials, we have created a product that antiquates our competition.
In some cases partial eyelid closure is desired. This can be achieved with the Tarsus Patch by positioning at application. Application positioning is key in all cases. The wearer needs to find the application positioning or sweet spot for their individual orbital eye socket anatomy and the desired amount of eyelid closure desired.
Due to lower lid anatomy or various lower lid functionality issues it may be necessary to support the lower lid to achieve effective eyelid closure.
USPTO Patent numbers: 10076448, and 10,799,395
Product code: HOY
FDA Class 1, 510(K) Exempt.
Classification name: Shield, eye, ophthalmic. Eye patch, non-sterile. Sterile Surgical Adhesive Eye Patch,
Regulation numbers: 878.4440, 886.4750, 81751822161, 81751822147, 81751822123
Specialty code: OP - Ophthalmic
NICTAVI LLC, FDA CDRH Registration and Listing
FDA Registration Number: 3017733452
FDA Owner Operator Number: 10079434
NPPES National Provider Identifier (NPI) #1104411701 for selling Durable Medical Equipment & Medical Supplies.
Level II - Classification level code 332B00000X.
HCPCS A6412 - Eye patch, occlusive, each.
NAICS: 339115 - Ophthalmic Goods Manufacturing
SIC Industry group: 3851 or 5047