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Moist Heat: Patented MediBeads®Technology

A "Simple" Solution Backed by Science

Bruder has taken moist heat treatment to a whole new level of effectiveness with patented MediBeads® Technology used in many Bruder products.

Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress is more than a product — it’s a treatment protocol recommended by eye care professionals to deliver results.

The Bruder Mask with MediBeads technology is recommended for mild, moderate or severe eye issues, as well as preventative maintenance for overall eye health.

Not all compresses are created equal

Sure, there are other compress options on the market but to put it plainly, the Bruder compress is better. But don’t take our word for, let’s look at the science of our innovative and clinically tested Patented MediBeads Technology.

Accept No Substitutes

The innovative and clinically tested MediBeads® technology is a natural and proven way to bring relief to people suffering from:
Dry Eye Disease, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), Blepharitis, Chalazions, and Styes

Patented MediBeads

The Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress Contains Patented MediBeads®

MediBeads® are silver-infused. Incorporating silver into the bead
structure ensures pure, clean, moist heat with every use, helping to
repel bacteria and keep eyelids clean. The compress also effectively
withstands the rigors of daily use and regular cleaning — the beads
will not break down or lose efficacy like other compresses that contain
silica gel beads, gel, or grains.

Only MediBeads absorb moisture into the center of the bead,
resulting in even, extended moist heat. In other compresses, moisture
sits on the surface, where it quickly evaporates, causing dry, uneven
heat and dangerous hot spots. 

Patented MediBeads Technology
Antimicrobial MediBeads

Design Matters

Unlike “one-size fits all” eye compress models. that do not truly fit anyone, the Bruder Mask has been designed with two-pods to provide superior comfort and fit. 

Pods fit over the eye socket, not onto the forehead and cheeks, to concentrate the warmth where it is needed most – your eyelids!

Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress Diagram

Clinically Proven

Moist Heat
Makes a Difference

Moist and dry heat are both common superficial heat therapy treatments. However, moist heat provides deeper tissue penetration at the same temperatures, thoroughly liquefying sebum and offering greater relief from DED, MGD and blepharitis symptoms. No other compress provides the same clinically proven levels of extended moist heat as the Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress. The Bruder Compress contains MediBeads®, which naturally retain moisture that is released when the compress is warmed for 20 seconds in the microwave.

Extended Heat
is Essential

Studies have proven that meibomian secretions melt at 32 – 45°C (89.6 – 113°F). It takes up to 8 minutes for heat to fully penetrate the tarsal plates and reach 40°C at the inner eyelid. The Bruder Compress
effectively achieves this target by providing moist, uniform heat that maintains extended warmth for the entire 8 – 10 minute treatment.

Tear Film Break-up Time
is Improved

Findings of greater tear film stability and increased tear film lipid layer thickness in patients with MGD following warm compress treatment have been well supported by studies 1-4. Furthermore, a 2018 study by the School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Sydney, Australia shows improvements in tear break up time (NIKBU), Tear Meniscus height (TMH) and Tear film lipid layer thickness (TFLLT), specifically
with the Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress. 5

1 Arita et al. Ocul. Surf. 13 (4) (2015) 321–330.
2 Wang et al. Optom. Vis. Sci. 92 (9) (2015) e321–e326.
3 Olson et al. Eye Contact Lens 29 (2) (2003) 96–99.
4 Goto et al. Br. J. Ophthalmol. 86 (12) (2002) 1403–1407.
5 Tan et al. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye 41 (2018) 83–87.

How We Compare

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Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress with MediBeads® Others
Technology Only the Bruder compress contains patented MediBeads® Other compresses contain silica gel beads or grains which don’t perform to the same standard as MediBeads®
Heat MediBeads® provide uniform moist heat, the most penetrating type of heat Other materials dry out and release uneven heat which can cause hot spots that are dangerous and reduce product performance
Hygiene MediBeads® are silver-infused. Incorporating silver into the bead structure ensures pure, clean, moist heat with every use, helping repel bacteria and keep eyelids clean Other compresses can harbour bacteria that can increase the risk of infection. They also can be more difficult to keep clean
Design An ergonomic patent-pending two pod design comfortably fits all facial types with no cumbersome cover to hinder heat penetration and effectiveness One-size-fits-all compresses with cumbersome covers can impact fit and interfere with effective therapy
Durability MediBeads® don’t break down with repeated use and washing. The entire compress can be washed with no impact in efficacy Silica gel beads and grains break down with handling and washing
Testing Clinical tests show the Bruder compress is effective by virtue of its design, its transfer of penetrating, moist heat, and its ability to increase patient compliance Other compresses cannot support efficacy with the same degree of rigorous clinical test results
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