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What Does ‘Dry Eye’ Mean To You?

3 May

Sharon Kleyne Urges Awareness: Dry Eye Means Water Loss. Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Teaches Dry Eye Equals Water Loss.

Sharon Kleyne, 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®, knows more about water vapor loss due to evaporation and dry eye disease than anyone else on planet earth. Yet, she wants you to know this fact, too: they are the same thing! Water vapor loss is just that—loss of water; dry eye disease also means loss of water.

Put another way, consider that you cannot suffer from dry eye symptoms unless the water vapor of your eye’s tear film has lost water. It’s true. Your eyes are literally drying up because your tear film, which is naturally 99% water, is losing its water due to evaporation.

For two decades, Sharon Kleyne has been teaching that earth began surrounded by a band of life-giving water vapor. Gradually, the vapor changed and began to fall to earth as rain. On earth it created oceans, lakes, rivers, streams, ponds and the aquifer—nature’s original great reservoirs. In the process, myriad forms of life began, including human beings. All humans, in fact, begin their existence in a chamber of mother-water—your mother’s womb. Yet the moment you are born, you begin a lifelong process of evaporation unto death. The human body and human eyes must be supplemented on a regular basis to maintain optimum health. If you do not supplement your evaporating body water vapor and your evaporating eye water, you will literally dry up like a mummy and die.

Kleyne also wants you to know that the smartest way to supplement your dry eyes is to use the only product of its kind on the global market today. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, developed by Kleyne and her research center at Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, is currently the only product that supplements dry eye with a Trade Secret® mist of pure water and nothing else. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® 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. “With Natures Tears® EyeMist®,” Kleyne says, “you can supplement your tired and irritated dry eyes as often as you wish. Eye drops may provide some temporary chemical relief,” Kleyne says, “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. Kleyne encourages everyone to get a better understanding of what’s really going on in the fight against dry eye disease. Water is the only priority we ned to remember. Water and only pure, Trade Secret® water knocks out dry eye disease for good.

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Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® E-Commerce Strategy

23 Sep

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® – a Simply Moist® experience! Woman invented, woman owned American product for dry eyes. New discovery – the Power of Water®.

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® e-commerce commitment.

Sharon Kleyne, Founder of Bio-Logic Aqua Water Research and international water advocate, is announcing an increased emphasis on e-commerce and retail Internet accounts for Nature’s Tears EyeMist, the company’s patented, all-natural breakthrough product for dry eye, eye allergies and computer vision syndrome.

“E-commerce,” explains Mrs. Kleyne, “is global, open 24 hours a day, and has a unique ability to quickly reach consumers of all ages and categories, including targeted subgroups such as sports participants, allergy sufferers, and people experiencing computer eye irritation. That’s why we are placing the highest priority on acquiring new Internet retail accounts.”

Nature’s Tears EyeMist, according to Mrs. Kleyne, has been extremely successful selling in 70,000 brick-and-mortar drugstores, doctor’s offices, hospitals and the military. Internet sites such as Amazon.com have been especially effective in helping the product reach consumers looking for a dry eye product and education.

Water is the ONLY method to humidify dry eyes.

This new category product is the result of two decades of research by Sharon Kleyne. She discovered that dry eye syndrome is a global health crisis and that the only correct way to re-humidify dry and irritated eyes is with water rather than formulated products. Her research led to the discovery of Bio-Logic Aqua tissue culture water, the only known all-natural water with the correct pH, osmolarity, mineral solute content and application technology for dry eye application.

The water is now Bio-Logic Aqua Research’s “trade secret” and the only ingredient in Nature’s Tears EyeMist, which contains no formulated chemicals, preservatives, saline solution or potential allergens.

New global discovery: Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®.

According to Mrs. Kleyne, “Nature’s Tears EyeMist is an all-natural, personal hand-held device that humidifies the air in front of the eyes, which the tear film then naturally absorbs.”

Endorsed by ophthalmologists, optometrists, pharmacists and dry eye researchers around the world, this American product received a United States patent in April, 2009, for its description of misting the eyes and tear film with 100% natural water to soothe dry eyes (see http://www.naturestears.com for product demonstration, description and references).

Dry eyes, dry air and the environment.

“Worldwide,” Mrs. Kleyne explains, “the air we breathe is too dry. Everyone knows the air is polluted and dirty but few realize that our air is also losing its life-giving clean water (humidity). This is the number one environmental threat to health. The good news is that my company’s personal hand-held water misting devices will empower every individual to provide their own instant humidity supplement, regardless of how dirty or dry the air.”

“Earth is always changing,” she concludes, “and for human life to survive, we must learn to adapt to those changes. In the current global environment, with the help of our wonderful Internet partners, Bio-Logic Aqua’s business of water products such as Nature’s Tears EyeMist will one day be as indispensable as drinking water, clothing, sunscreen and lip balm.”

Don’t miss The Sharon Kleyne Hour – Power of Water at http://www.worldtalkradio.com, Apple iTunes and Green Talk Network, Mondays at 10 a.m. PST/PDT. Sponsored by Nature’s Tears EyeMist and Bio-Logic Aqua Research.

Senior Citizens’ Eye Diseases

18 Aug

Managing Aging Eye – Lifestyle, Nutrition and Water.

“Eye Misting” Is a New, All-Natural Discovery for Senior Dry Eye

Seniors and aging eye.

As you age, it is normal to become concerned about the many serious eye diseases to which seniors are susceptible. These diseases are collectively called “aging eye.”

Managing aging eye.

Ideally, your parents will have taken you for regular eye exams and made sure you ate properly, obtained sufficient sleep and exercise, and drank enough water (hydration is important because recent research is discovering a link between aging eye diseases and chronic dehydration). If you maintain and eye healthy lifestyle as an adult, your chances of developing serious aging eye diseases could be considerably reduced.

Bio-Logic Aqua Research has discovered that age related eye disease can be minimized by proactively managing your eye health and lifestyle.

The company recommends:

  • Regular eye exams (to catch problems early).
  • Drinking at least 60 to 80 ounces of water a day to prevent dehydration.
  • Eating plenty of dark green vegetables (spinach, kale, arugula and broccoli). Carrots are extremely high in beta-carotene, required for visual functioning.
  • Obtaining plenty of sleep and exercise.
  • Avoiding excessive sun exposure, prolonged computer use, smoking and other activities that create a high risk for dehydration and dry eye in seniors.

Aging eye diseases.

  • Age related macular degeneration.
  • Cataracts.
  • Diabetic retinopathy.
  • Floaters.
  • Glaucoma.
  • Presbyopia.

Senior dry eye.

Chronic dry eye (loss of tear film water/moisture) is common among seniors and can lead to corneal ulceration, eye cancer and blindness. Research is discovering that dry eye could be a root cause of all aging eye diseases. To prevent dry eye and prolong vision, it is important at any age to drink plenty of water, keep eyes hydrated and be aware of dehydration symptoms. Be especially proactive if you live in a high risk area for dry eye or frequently engage in the high risk activities listed above.

Eye Misting.

Proper eye hydration, maintaining the correct amount of all-natural moisture in the eye’s tear film, could help senior citizens (and everyone else) prevent or alleviate aging eye diseases. A patented new all-natural approach to eye hydration, called “eye misting,” has recently made this much easier. Simply point the gentle, 100% water, hand-held mist applicator towards your face and press a button. There are no eye drops, eye droppers, chemicals, preservatives or saline solution. Your eyes absorb the all-natural water mist from the air exactly as they absorb natural humidity.

The only all-natural water eye mist currently available is Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, from Bio-Logic Aqua Research.

CONTACT:

Bio-Logic Aqua Research – Rogue Media Division. 
1-800-FOR-MIST (367-6478)
RogueMedia@biologicaquaresearch.com
www.naturestears.com 
whatistheeye.wordpress.com 
www.biologicqua.com 

 

Original article: http://www.naturestears.com/articles/article_Senior_Citizens_Eye_Diseases.php

Applying Stem Cell Research to the Eyes

15 Jul

Ula Jurkunas, M.D. (Boston, MA), Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, “Corneal Transplant and Reconstruction Using Stem Cells.”

Sharon noted that the rate of blindness in the world is expected to double by 2030 and that 80% of this is preventable. People like Dr. Jurkunas could help slow this down.

Dr. Jurkunas is a researcher at the Harvard Medical School’s Center for Cornea Research. The cornea is the clear, hard part of the eye, through which light enters. To function ideally, the cornea must be clear, smooth and well hydrated (lots of water). Most of the water is contained in the complex, protective tear film that overlies the cornea and the sclera (white part). The tear film is the main refractor of light into the eye and retina.

Dr. Jurkunas agreed with Sharon’s assertion that “good hydration equals good vision.”

Sharon asked about dry eye and the environment. Dr. Jurkunas replied that the environment is very hazardous to the eyes and that the cornea is the most vulnerable part of the eye. With too little water in the tear film over the cornea, it becomes irritated, vision becomes blurry and corneal ulcers may form. This can happen to anyone but especially the elderly.

Corneal stem cells are formed on the surface of the sclera and in the corneal epithelium (membrane over the cornea). They are critical to keeping the cornea healthy and clear but they can become depleted or impaired. Causes may be overuse of contact lenses, infection, allergies, chemical burns and immunological disorders. There is currently no treatment for this.

Dr. Jurkunas’ research involved removing stem cells from the mouth and conjunctiva (meaty corner of the eye), or from the good eye, growing them in culture and transplanting them to the affected cornea. Older people with severe vision loss due to corneal damage are the best candidates. It will not help macular degeneration. This procedure is in limited clinical trial and will not be routine for a while.

Regarding computers: Excessive computer use tends to reduce blink rate and therefore effect tear film hydration. Best is to correct this before it becomes serious.

Regarding cataracts and macular degeneration: Eat foods and nutrition supplements high in antioxidants. Also, protect your eyes from UV light. Children should wear wrap around sunglasses. Sharon observed that the sun is the eyes’ worst enemy.

Regarding sleep: Sleep rejuvenates the tear film and cornea to heal up irritation and damage occurring during the day.

Regarding China: There is a lot more dry eye disease and eye infections in China because air pollution is much worse.

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Causes of Dry Eye

26 Apr

Severe chronic dry eye is a dehydration disease with multiple causes, linked to age, gender, hormones and environmental conditions.

The causes of dry eye disease are multiple, complex and not completely understood. Because of the rapid worldwide increase in dry eye disease and other dehydration diseases, especially severe chronic dry eye, tear film research discoveries are now isolating the physical, demographic and environmental causes of this potentially sight threatening and life threatening condition.

Nearly everyone experiences occasional, transient dry eye and tear film water loss. It is estimated that 40 million Americans suffer from dry eye disease or dry eye syndrome. Dry eye symptoms are the #1 reason for eye doctor visits in the United States. Worldwide, especially in countries where medical facilities are poor, dry air is a problem, water is scarce or unsafe and air pollution is far worse, dry eye – and dehydration diseases resulting from dry eye and tear film water loss – is a leading cause of impaired eyesight, preventable blindness and even death.

Some common causes of dry eye:

  • Dry eye and environment/dry air/air pollution
  • Dry eye and blepharitis
  • Dry eye and age
  • Dry eye and moisture evaporation
  • Dry eye and hormonal flux
  • Dry eye and denervation
  • Dry eye and contact lenses
  • Dry eye and menopause
  • Dry eye and Lasik surgery
  • Dry eye and autoimmune dysfunction
  • Dry eye and basement membrane dystrophy

CONTACT:

Bio-Logic Aqua Research – Rogue Media Division.
1-800-FOR-MIST (367-6478)
RogueMedia@biologicaquaresearch.com
www.sharonkleynehour.com
whatistheeye.wordpress.com
www.biologicqua.com

Dry Eye Zone on Sharon Kleyne Hour

14 Apr

Rebecca Petris Talks with Sharon Kleyne about Severe, Chronic Dry Eye Disease

Sharon Kleyne Hour – Power of Water ®show of April 11, 2011.

This is a paraphrased summary of an interview on the Sharon Kleyne Hour – Power of Water Internet radio talk show on World Talk Radio, Apple iTunes and Green Talk Network. Sharon Kleyne is an internationally recognized entrepreneur, water and health advocate, and Founder of Bio-Logic Aqua Research and Save a Child’s Life Foundation. To hear the complete show, go to http://www.SharonKleyneHour.com

Guest: Rebecca Petris, founder of http://www.DryEyeZone.com.

Severe chronic dry eye.

Dry eye disease is a growing worldwide health crisis. Eighty-percent of US eye doctor visits now involve dry eye symptoms. How debilitating can dry eye disease become? Rebecca Petris, founder of http://www.DryEyeZone.com, has been there.

Rebecca Petris developed severe chronic dry eye disease following Lasik surgery in 2001. The resulting severe pain affected every hour of every day and forced her to change careers. In her search for relief, she was appalled by the paucity of information and treatment options (Click for Sharon’s 7/20/08 interview with Lasik pioneer Dr. Marguerite McDonald).

When Rebecca’s search for causes and treatment options hit an impasse, she founded the Dry Eye Zone in 2005 as a forum for others suffering from severe Lasik complications. She soon discovered many desperate severe chronic dry eye patients who never had Lasik, including the. elderly, contact lens wearers, cosmetic eyelid surgery patients and users of the acne drug Accutane.

Dry Eye Zone visitors, according to Rebecca, are terrified of either losing their vision or going through life with constant pain. They seek hope.

In recent years, Rebecca and Sharon both report, the causes of dry eye disease has become better understood (dry eye can begin at birth) and education is more readily available. There are no end of new treatment options with more on the way. However, much remains to be done.

Causes, symptoms and treatment Continue reading

New York Eye Doctor on Dry Eye – Part 1

12 Apr

Sharon Kleyne interviews Dr. Robert Latkany, whose New York practice is limited to dry eye

This is a paraphrased summary of an interview on the Sharon Kleyne Hour – Power of Water Internet radio talk show on World Talk Radio, Apple iTunes and Green Talk Network. Sharon Kleyne is an internationally recognized entrepreneur, water and health advocate, and Founder of Bio-Logic Aqua Research and Save a Child’s Life Foundation. To hear the complete show, go to http://www.SharonKleyneHour.com

Guest: Dr. Robert Latkany (New York, NY), Ophthalmologist, author of The Dry Eye Remedy.

Sharon Kleyne: Dr. Robert Latkany is a New York eye doctor (ophthalmologist) who devotes his entire medical practice to dry eye disease. Dr. Latkany, I know that dry eye symptoms are the most common reason for ophthalmologist visits. Tell us why, as a New York eye doctor, you decided to treat only dry eye.

Dr. Latkany: Millions of people suffer from dry eye, and many more have dry eye but don’t know it. Dry eye is also one a common reason people see allergists. Specializing in dry eye isn’t as glamorous as LASIK surgery but it affects a lot more people. Many patients are surprised when told they have dry eye and it’s often misdiagnosed as an allergy or infection

S: What are some dry eye symptoms?

L: The main complaint is intermittent blurred vision. Also itching and burning eyes, redness, irritation, drowsiness, anxiety and increased sensitivity to allergies. Symptoms can be debilitating and scary. Our eyes are not well protected and a lot of diseases – both of the eyes and body – can enter via the eyes, especially if the tear film is unhealthy. Also, over 100 prescription drugs can cause dry eye, including allergy, thyroid, blood pressure and anti-psychotic medications. Continue reading