Oxervate, also known as cenegermin, is a recombinant human nerve growth factor (rhNGF) indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe neurotrophic keratitis (NK), a rare degenerative disease of the cornea. Neurotrophic keratitis can result from various conditions, including dry eye syndrome and autoimmune diseases such as Sjögren's syndrome.

The benefits of Oxervate in dry eye and autoimmune dry eye conditions include:

Corneal Healing: Oxervate promotes corneal healing by stimulating the regeneration of corneal nerves and epithelial cells, which can be impaired in neurotrophic keratitis.

Symptom Relief: By restoring corneal sensitivity and promoting epithelial healing, Oxervate can alleviate symptoms associated with dry eye, such as discomfort, redness, and blurred vision.

Reduced Dependency on Artificial Tears: Patients with dry eye often rely on artificial tears for symptom relief. Oxervate offers an alternative treatment option that addresses the underlying nerve damage, potentially reducing the need for frequent artificial tear use.

Improved Quality of Life: By effectively treating neurotrophic keratitis and associated dry eye symptoms, Oxervate can improve patients' quality of life by relieving discomfort, improving vision, and reducing the risk of corneal complications.

Long-Term Benefits: Clinical studies have demonstrated the long-term efficacy and safety of Oxervate in treating neurotrophic keratitis, suggesting sustained benefits for patients with dry eye and autoimmune dry eye conditions.

At Toyos Clinic, we see the toughest of the tough dry eye - many of which have an underlying autoimmune component that may or may not be diagnosed. We have the technology (confocal microscopy) that can help us see your corneal nerves and assess their health. Because the best medicine for dry eye is a natural healthy tear film, we select treatments like Oxervate and IPL that can help patients restore their body’s natural function and balance.

While dry eye disease is often chronic, your treatments don’t have to be. Oxervate topical eye drops can help heal damaged corneal nerves so that the body can maintain it’s own health for a period of time 

Toyos Clinic has been and continues to be on the forefront of Oxervate and dry eye research. If you are frustrated with your dry eye or your dry eye treatments, call 615.327.4015 today or head to www.teamtoyos.com to book a personal consultation with one of our experts.  i