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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/

Eye Dehydration and Re-hydration

19 Oct

Post by Sharon Kleyne, Research Director, Bio-Logic Aqua Research (Guest blogger)

“Hydration,” refers to the natural moisture in skin, eyes, breathing passages, etc., essential for healthy functioning. “Dehydration” is the loss of that natural moisture, often to the detriment of health. Recent discoveries offer new ways for individuals to re-hydrate their eyes and skin.

Loss of moisture in the skin, eyes and breathing passages can weaken resistance, impair functioning and lead to numerous diseases and/or health conditions. Dehydration related health issues include dry eye syndrome, dry and/or chapped skin, dry mouth, computer eye strain (computer vision syndrome), contact lens dryness, allergies, viral and sunburn sensitivity, adult acne, dermatitis, Sjogren’s syndrome, lupus, scleroderma, and cancers of the skin and eyes.

In the past 20 years, the incidence of dehydration related health problems has increased dramatically. Bio-Logic Aqua Research attributes this to multiple causes:

  • Indoor “climate control” conditions such as forced-air heating and cooling, insulated walls and windows, low indoor humidity, etc. This includes cars as well as buildings, and especially includes jet airline travel (cabin humidity may be as low as 3%).
  • Lifestyle choices and personal habits, including contact lenses, excessive computer use, participation in extreme sports, caffeine and alcohol consumption, not drinking enough water, too much time spent indoors, cigarette smoking, medications, etc.
  • Smoke, dust, wind, extreme heat and cold and other outdoor conditions.
  • “Global drying,” resulting in too little unpolluted and health promoting humidity in the air. Global drying is caused by rapid population growth, air and water pollution, loss of fresh water as land is developed, and possibly global warming and ozone depletion.

Re-hydration is accomplished by:

  • Avoiding the above high-risk situations whenever possible and/or taking steps to counteract dryness (such as placing plants and/or dishes of water in a too-dry room).
  • Being aware at all times of the condition of your eyes and skin.
  • Taking positive steps to replace the lost eye and skin moisture, as described in this series.

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Water Content of the Human Body

15 Mar