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Dry Eye, Tear Film & Water Research Surprises

13 Apr

Radio Host Sharon Kleyne Says Be Curious about Tears. Tear Film Supplementation for Dry Eye Relief: What You Should Know.

Many people worldwide are conscious of saving water as we all grapple with one water crisis after another. Oddly, though, a lot of these people often ignore their own body water. “This is not good,” says Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® and host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica. “Water in earth’s atmosphere is literally the breath of life, so a healthy understanding of water begins with a thorough understanding of water’s role in the functioning of one’s own body.”

Sharon Kleyne, a global expert on evaporation, recommends a recent study that proposes that researchers must learn more about natural tears to better understand how to treat eyes that do not tear (eyes that suffer from dry eye). Such is the conclusion of the study conducted at the University of Western Sydney. Associate Professor M. Millar, director of the study, believes that researchers need to approach dry eyes “in a new, more constructive manner”. Kleyne, who has conducted groundbreaking research on dehydration of the body’s water vapor due to excessive evaporation for more than two decades, sees the need for more research because dry eye disease is on the rise around the world. “Everyone suffers dry eyes on occasion,” says Kleyne, “but billions of people are chronically afflicted with dry eye symptoms that often result in blindness.

“Natural tears,” Kleyne asserts, “are essential to our wellness, to our health. Natural tears protect our eyes by lubricating them. They protect the cornea as well as the surrounding tissues.” Kleyne asks people to understand that tears are not just about crying. Yes, tears can be plentiful when we feel sad or some other overpowering emotion takes hold of us, but natural tears moisten our eyes and keep them lubricated. Natural tears make it possible for our eyes to focus without obstructions. Simply put, natural tears help us to see clearly. “If we didn’t have natural tears,” says Kleyne, “we’d be looking at the world through a permanent haze.”

We know now that the key to understanding dry eyes is to know how air interacts with the liquid tear in the eye and makes tears evaporate. Earlier, we believed that tears contained proteins that were found only in the teardrop. But new research discovered that proteins also exist at the surface and around the tear. These outer proteins, not those within the tear, determine how quickly tears will evaporate and cause dry eyes.

Sharon Kleyne shares that dry eye disease symptoms include blurred vision, redness, burning, itching, stinging, a gritty sensation and watery eyes. These symptoms are triggered by a number of causes including pollution, allergies, post-menopausal changes, windy conditions, computer use, reading, television viewing and artificial environments (air conditioning, central heating). Kleyne described how she has also developed the only product on the world market that comes close to the ‘cure’ that Professor Millar envisions.

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, Kleyne points out, is applied with a personal hand-held humidifying device emitting a pure, pH balanced, 100% Trade Secret tissue culture grade water in a patented micron-size mist. It supplements the eye’s tear film, which is 99 percent water. Kleyne also refers to the fact that it is endorsed by more than 22,000 ophthalmologists and optometrists nationwide. The product was successfully test-marketed in more than 70,000 outlets. “With Natures Tears® EyeMist®,” Kleyne says, “tired and irritated eyes are supplemented with pure water, and that’s what eyes challenged by dry eye symptoms need. Eye drops may provide some temporary chemical relief,” Kleyne continues, “but they can become addictive and even make the dry eye condition worse.” Why? Because eye drops only trap water on the eye’s tear lens; they do not supplement the tear lens or the moisture (the tears) around it. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® does supplement both.

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Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Wallops Dry Eye Disease

6 Mar

Sharon Kleyne Shows How Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Works. Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne KO’s Dry Eye Disease.

Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America and founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, created Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® to knock the stuffing out of dry eye disease, which afflicts more than 250,000 Americans each year. 400,000 Chinese battle dry eye disease annually. The dry eye disease industry is costing more than a billion dollars a year, and it sometimes leads to blindness.

Sharon Kleyne has taught the world that the most common causes of tear film moisture loss (dry eye) are dry air, contact lenses, computers, forced air heating and air conditioning, air pollutions, prescriptions, stress, allergies and aging. When these causes attack, what does one do? Again, Kleyne teaches the solution. When tear film moisture becomes depleted due to evaporation, the one substance the tear film needs most is WATER, not chemicals or saline solutions. The dry eye needs to be supplemented and rejuvenated with pure water. The chemicals and saline solutions will mask the symptoms for a short time, but often they will exacerbate the problem, making the dry eye worse. Chemicals and saline solutions trap moisture rather than replenish it. They can also flood the tear film, which results in excessive moisture loss.

As Sharon Kleyne is always quick to point out, there is only ONE product that whips dry eye, only ONE product that supplements the eye with 100% all-natural pH balanced (6.49) tissue culture grade water, and that product is Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® from the research center at Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®.

Philip Y. Paden, MD, had this to say. “I have given a sample of Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® to 10 to 15 dry eye patients a day for the last 9 years (over 20,000 samples), along with samples of artificial tear drops from various manufacturers. Prior to Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, no other product generated nearly as much patient enthusiasm and no other product was as frequently described as the most effective available. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is not a compounded product, contains only water and does not cause burning or blurring.”

Sharon Kleyne says that researchers like herself has long known that the simplest and most natural way to soothe dry, puffy and irritated eyes is to add two-to-five-billionths of a liter of moisture (water) to the eye’s aqueous layer. has developed a system that emulates the air’s natural humidity by applying moisture as an ultra-fine, pH-balanced (7.0) water mist around the face rather than in the eyes. The mist droplets penetrate the lipid layer like saddle soap penetrates a saddle: The oils part, the droplets pass, and the oil closes. This new hydrotherapy discovery, for the first time, enables individuals to take personal control of dry eye disease through a simple and safe daily (or even hourly) moisture supplementation process.

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is easy and fun! You apply it with a personal hand-held humidifying device emitting a pure, pH balanced, 100% Trade Secret tissue culture grade water in a patented micron mist that will never flood the tear film..

If you have personal stories about using Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, or if you would like to try it, please let us know!

Mist The Eyes

10 Feb

Researchers Claim Mist Is Better Than Eye Drops. Researchers Praise Mist’s Novel Approach.

William D. Mathers, M.D., Julia Oxford, Ph.D. and Philip Paden, Ph.D. agree that the problems associated with the sprinkling Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, of eye drops can be overcome with the use of a specialized water mist. The only available product that follows this method is Natures Tears® EyeMist®, developed by the research center at Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® in Grants Pass, Oregon.

All three researchers agree that misting dry eyes is the simplest and most effective approach to restoring tear film dilution through the use of pure water without additives or preservatives and applying the water as an ultra-fine micron mist. The water mist approach retains the simplicity of water while overcoming the possibility of severe osmotic shock. The water mist accomplishes this by diluting the tear volume with exquisitely small micro-droplets. This new technology engineers the diameter of the mist droplet to be within a highly desirable 40-60 micron range. The micro-droplets land on the ocular surface and pass through the lipid layer where they dilute the water layer without washing away normal tear constituents. The canister nozzle delivers a volume of 1-2 micro-liters per square centimeter per second at 14 inches from the face. Because the average exposed ocular surface area is 2 square centimeters, the result is 2 micro-liters per second to the eye. In other words, in one or two seconds, the tear volume is sufficiently diluted to restore normal osmolarity.

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What is the Eye? (Part 2)

5 Feb

Just How Does That Crazy Eyeball Work? Sharon Kleyne Wants You To Understand the Eye.

Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America, wants you to have the healthiest eyes on earth. How do you get them? By learning everything there is to know about your eyes and precious eyesight. In the case of the eye, ignorance is never bliss. In this Series, Kleyne hopes to ‘open your eyes’ to the miracle of those two squishy marbles hanging out in their caves on either side of your nose.

“When we ponder what the eye is,” says Sharon Kleyne, “we simultaneously think about how the eye works.” Kleyne says we start with the cornea. That is where light rays come in. It was Shakespeare who wrote that the eyes are the windows of the soul, and that’s fair enough, yet it’s the cornea that is the window of the eye. The cornea also possesses a super power, a refractive power that bends light rays. This refractive power bends the light rays so that they can pass through the pupil, which is at the center of the iris, and that is how the cornea makes it all possible for light to enter the eye. The corner also keeps unwanted particles out of the eye. Without light, there is no sight.

The iris also plays a critical role in the working of the eye. The iris acts like a camera shutter. Manipulating the light that enters the eye, the iris shrinks and expands what is seen. Next, the light rays pass through the natural crystalline lens; the lens is clear and flexible and it acts like a camera lens. It does so by shortening and lengthening width, which allows it to focus the light rays appropriately. In a way, this lens rather acts like those fun house mirrors at carnivals. The lens focuses light through a vitreous humor, which is a substance much like a gel. This gel actually packs the back of the eye and helps it to retain its more or less circular shape. This gel also give essential support to the retina.

Sharon Kleyne describes how the retina takes the image that the cornea puts into focus through the eye’s internal lens and turns it into electrical impulses. These impulses are then carried by the optic nerve to the brain. Kleyne says that you will still be able to see if you don’t know how your eyes work, but it’s smarter to educate yourself. “You only have two eyes,” says Kleyne, “(if you’re lucky) and you shouldn’t ever take them for granted.”

Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, which Kleyne founded more than two decades ago, remains committed to new water research and technology that supplements and replenishes earth’s and the body’s water vapor with 100 percent Trade Secret tissue culture grade water applied with a personal hand-held humidifying device. Kleyne encourages people to experience a new, healthy Water Life Science® lifestyle and visit http://www.biologicaqua.com for more information.

New Education about Menopause and Dry Eye

18 Jun

Laurie Barber, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Arkansas, talks with Sharon Kleyne about Dry Eye and Menopause.

Dr. Barber practices in all areas of ophthalmology but does research on corneal inflammation, which can be caused by dry eye. There is no skin over the cornea and it is protected only by the corneal membrane and the tear film so it’s very delicate. If the tear film is healthy, the eye is likely to be healthy.

According to Dr. Barber, hydration and diet are critical to retain moisture in the eyes. You should also eat green, leafy veggies, fruit and omega-3’s.

In younger people, according to Dr. Barber, there are very few symptoms of dry eye. Dry eye is most common in people over 35.  Dry eye symptoms include burning, itching, irritated, red eyes, and blurred vision.

The hormonal changes leading to menopause, she explained, start at around age 35, and while men have some of the same hormonal fluctuations as women, women have more hormones and more dry eye.

Ms. Kleyne asked what women can do to treat menopausal dry eye, and Dr. Barber said to do what you would for hot flashes; Exercise, drink lots of water, try to stay in a cool place and wear layered clothing so you can cool yourself off.

Sharon Kleyne is the founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research, the maker of Nature’s Tears EyeMist. Nature’s Tears EyeMist is an all-natural mist for dry eyes.

William Mathers, MD, Answers Questions About Nature’s Tears EyeMist

4 Jun

Dr. William Mathers, a former consultant for Bio Logic Aqua Research, answered a few questions about Nature’s Tears EyeMist.

How does Nature’s Tears EyeMist differ from eye drops? Nature’s Tears EyeMist utilizes an entirely different approach than eye drops to correct the tear film in a person with dry, irritated eyes. By misting the tear film surface with sub-micro-liter droplets of very pure water, the thickness and concentration of the aqueous layer can be restored to normal without losing the lipid layer or beneficial proteins. Nature’s Tears EyeMist is the first optical application to utilize a water mist rather than chemical eye drops.

What is the role of the tear film in dry, irritated eyes? The human tear film, covering the cornea’s external surface, has three layers. The mucin layer, the aqeous layer, and the lipid layer. The discomfort and blurring of dry eyes begins with the evaporation of pure water from the aqueous layer. This thins the layer and increases the concentration of dissolved electrolytes and beneficial proteins. These dissolved substances keep the eyes comfortable and safe from infection but when they become unnaturally concentrated, burning and stinging result.

When should Nature’s Tears EyeMist be used? Nature’s Tears EyeMist is specifically indicated for patients who do not tolerate artificial tears well. In addition, the product benefits every disorder whose symptoms include dry, irritated eyes. Patients with eye irritation (dryness, burning, itching, fatigue, etc.), from dry eye, contact lenses, post-Lasik surgery, computer eye strain, lupus, scleroderma, harsh indoor and outdoor conditions, airline travel, sports activities, smoke, dust, air pollution and low humidity will all benefit. The mist is effective in all climates and for all ages all over the world. Best results are obtained if the mist is applied properly, which may require a small amount of instruction and practice. Nature’s Tears EyeMist is 100% safe and may be used as often as necessary, even by patients with severe dry eye. The product may be safely used with any other eye application or medication.

How do I apply Nature’s Tears EyeMist? Hold dispenser about 8 to 12 inches from eyes and press the nozzle, misting for 1 to 2 seconds in a sweep across both eyes while keeping eyes open. Do not aim directly at eyes. To avoid reflex blinking, begin by pointing the mist at the side of your eyes. The mist application supplies not only sufficient moisture to replenish the tear film in both eyes, but it also moisturizes the eyelids and the facial skin around the eyes.

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Original article: http://naturestears.com/dry-eye-blog/2012/05/29/william-mathers-md-answers-questions-about-natures-tears-eyemist/