Dry Eye Medications: How They Work

28 Mar

Learning To Beat Your Dry Eyes. Dry Eyes Inflame Your Life & Can Cause Blindness.

With World Water Day gone by once again on March 22nd, it’s a perfect time to learn more about dry eye disease, which afflicts billions of people worldwide and can lead to blindness.

Dry eye disease symptoms include itching, blurring, burning, irritation, eyestrain, headache, and/or a ‘grainy’ sensation. The ultimate cause of dry eye disease is over-concentration of salt (electrolyte) due to moisture (water) loss in the tear film’s aqueous layer. When moisture is depleted, electrolyte and other substances become over-concentrated and discomfort results.

Some people turn to drugs for relief. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Inflammation along the edges of your eyelids can keep oil glands from secreting oil into your tears.” The clinic points out that antibiotics may be recommended to reduce inflammation. This treatment is usually administered orally, though sometimes eye drops or ointments are used.

If you have inflammation on the surface of your eyes (corneas), you may be given a prescription of eye drops that contain the immune-suppressing medication cyclosporine (Restasis) or corticosteroids. “Corticosteroids,” the Mayo Clinic cautions, “are not ideal for long-term use because of the potential side effects.

A third treatment described by the Mayo Clinic is eye inserts that work like artificial tears. If you suffer moderate to severe dry eye symptoms and have found that artificial tears don’t work, you may op for a tiny eye insert that looks like a clear grain of rice. Once a day, you place the hydroxypropyl cellulose (Lacrisert) insert between your lower eyelid and your eyeball. The insert will slowly dissolve, releasing a substance that is used in eye drops to lubricate your eye.

A fourth, somewhat macabre treatment described by the Mayo Clinic involves eye drops made from your own blood. Technically, the name for this is autologous blood serum drops. This may be an option if you have severe dry eye symptoms that don’t respond to other treatments. To make these eye drops, a sample of your blood is processed to remove the red blood cells and then mixed with a salt solution.

But unlike these chemical solutions, Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® does not flood the tear film. When chemical eye drops do flood the tear film, they wash away the aqueous layer’s remaining water, lipids, proteins, electrolytes and antibodies. The tear film is naturally 99% water, and it must be supplemented or replenished for maximum eye health and comfort. There is only One water product that supplements lost tear film moisture and that product is Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®.

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® consists of 100% pure, tissue culture grade water and nothing else. The water is pH-balanced and biocompatible with the natural tear film. The micron-size mist, applied with a personal, hand-held humidifier, instantly rehydrates the tear film while also moisturizing the skin of the eyelids and the skin around the eyes. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is safe for infants and it does not ‘run’ eye make-up. It has a four-year shelf life and can be used as often as desired. Optometrists, physicians, research scientists and ophthalmologists around the world recommend Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® above any other product on the global market.

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, created by international water advocate Sharon Kleyne and her research center at Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, is so easy to use. For a demonstration, visit http://www.EyeMist.com. With eyes open, hold the canister (your personal humidifier) at the side of your face, near your eyes. Press the top of the canister to release the mist. With the canister 8 to 12 inches from your face, move the mist across the eyes in a one-to-two-second sweep. For natural humidity absorption, do not mist closer than 8 inches. Brief blinking is ok. Most people fully realize the convenience of Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® when they use it while driving. There is no muss and no fuss and it’s infinitely safer than using eye drops!

Remember that you can mist your eyes with Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® as many times a day as you feel the need to. You can order Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® today at http://www.Amazon.com, http://www.Walgreens.com or http://www.naturestears.com.

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Sharon Kleyne would like you to share your personal stories about your eyes and your experiences with Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®. What’s your view regarding education, especially in matters of health and your eyes? When you think about and worry about your eyes, what do you think and worry about? Let us know!

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