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Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® Investigates Dry Eye

4 Jun

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Gets Dry Eye Symptoms on the Run. Eye Drops No Good, Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Good for Dry Eye Relief.

Dry eye disease is a persistent and sometimes deadly foe of ocular health. Its symptoms—itching, redness, blurred vision, swelling, soreness—cause pain, anxiety, anger and frustration affecting your behavior at home, with friends and at work. At work, dry eye disease damages your performance and can lead to missed days. If unchecked, dry eye symptoms can also lead to blindness. Yes, it’s that serious.

That’s why water advocate 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 sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, asked a member of her research center to describe dry eye disease, evaporation and the steps people can take to find immediate, long-term and permanent relief.

John D. Ng, MD, MS, FACS, Chief—Ocular Plastics, Orbital and Reconstructive Surgery and a professor at Oregon Health & Science University, reveals that “dry eye symptoms due to evaporative loss of the water component of tears are exacerbated by secondary concentration of electrolytes in addition to the mucus ad oil component of the tear film that remain on the ocular surface.” Several causes of this condition include smoke, allergies, staring at computer screens or TVs too long, artificial environments (central air, heat), pollution, lack of sleep and other ailments such as cold and flu. Dr. Ng asserts that “moisturizing and reestablishing proper water balance is essential to restoring ocular surface health.”

Dr. Ng, working with thousands of patients suffering from dry eye and ocular surface disease, is certain that he’s found the best solution available in today’s global market. “Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®,” says Ng, “is the go-to pure water supplement in the rehabilitation of patients. I have been recommending Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® for over 17 years and can attest to its benefit, its ease of use and lack of side effects as it is pure water without preservatives.”

“Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is applied with a personal hand-held humidifying device,” Kleyne adds, 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 naturally 99 percent water. “With Natures Tears® EyeMist®,” Kleyne says, “tired and irritated eyes are supplemented with pure water and that’s what dry eyes need. Eye drops provide temporary chemical relief,” Kleyne continued, “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 film; they do not supplement the tear film or the moisture (the tears) around it.”

“Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® supplements both,” adds Dr. Ng, “and I will continue to recommend it to my patients, family, friends and acquaintances. It’s the dry eye solution that really is a solution; it is not a stop-gap measure providing only temporary relief.”

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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Understanding Tear Film and Eye Hydration Could Prevent Dry Eye

23 Feb

Bio Logic Aqua Research is a premier water technology company, specializing in products that support moisture in the skin and eyes.

According to Sharon Kleyne, Founder of Bio-Logic Aqua Research, understanding eye hydration and the eyes’ all-important tear film and could help prevent dry eye disease.

Especially important is the environment’s role as a cause of dry eye.

Eye dehydration and tear film water loss can weaken resistance to bacterial and viral invasion, impair visual functioning and lead to numerous eye diseases and conditions.

Dehydration related eye conditions include itching and/or burning eyes, blurred vision, transient dry eye syndrome, severe dry eye syndrome, corneal ulceration, glaucoma, computer eye strain, eye allergies, eye cancers and more.

According to Sharon Kleyne, the incidence of eye dehydration and dry eye has dramatically increased in the past 20 years and is becoming a global health crisis. Much of the increase can be attributed to environmental factors.

Environmental factors that could dehydrate the eyes and tear film could include:

Indoor conditions such as forced-air heating and cooling and insulated walls and windows.

Lifestyle choices and personal habits that could contribute to eye dehydration include wearing contact lenses, prolonged computer use, participation in extreme sports (with lots of perspiration and exposure to heat and sun), caffeine and alcohol consumption, not drinking enough water, too much time spent indoors, cigarette smoking, medications, etc.

Exposure to smoke, dust, wind, extreme heat and cold and other outdoor conditions could also contribute to eye dehydration.

A major contributor to eye dehydration is global climate change because the tear film obtains much of its water from the surrounding humidity in the air. In many areas, the air in becoming dryer and the humidity lower. This lowers the potential for hydration from the air and increases tear film water evaporation.

Even where the air is not dry, the humidity could be contaminated by air pollution, creating dehydrating and unhealthy conditions.

What is the Eyelid?

17 Feb

New Discoveries about Eyelids, Blink Rate, Dry Eye and Computers

Dry eye, in the United States and worldwide, is becoming a crisis. Eighty-percent of eye doctor patients complain of dry eye symptoms such as itching, burning, blurred vision, red eyes, headache and fatigue. The importance of the eyelid in dry eye has only recently been recognized. Researchers are discovering that if the tear film is dry, the eyelids will also be dry. This is especially true in chronic dry eye and in people who live in areas of extreme dry air or air pollution, or who spend a lot of time indoors.

The eyelid is critical in two areas of dry eye research:

1. Blink rate: Dry eye and tear film dehydration can result from a low rate of eyelid blinking. It may also result from an excessively high blink rate.

2. Eyelid health: The majority of dry eye patients have unhealthy and dry eyelids (blepharitis).

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