Friday, May 25, 2018

How Effective is Punctal Plugs for Dry Eye Treatment


How Effective is Punctal Plugs for Dry Eye Treatment?

People often ask if they should try punctal plugs for dry eyes.

The simple answer is YES- if you are producing some tears. 

For people who do not produce tears, punctal plugs will not be effective.

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Research Studies of Punctal Plugs


a research study in 2005 study by C.W. Roberts contained 30 dry eye patients divided into 3 groups. The groups were randomly assigned and being treated with the following:
 
  1. Cyclosporine twice a day
  2. Parasol punctal occlusion in the lower eye lid
  3. A combination of punctal occlusion and cyclosporine bid
 
The results of the study showed improvements in all three groups, but the greatest improvement was found in the group receiving combination treatments of the cyclosporine and punctal occulation simultaneously. The superior improvements in the combination treatment group were in the areas of reduction in conjunctival Lissamine green staining, decrease in artificial tear use by 3.8 tears a day, and an increase in Schirmer’s scores from 2.5 to 6.5 mm.

Another study by McCabe in 2009, published in Review of Ophthalmology, demonstrated that 43% of the patients in the study benefited from an improvement in Snellen visual acuity with punctal occlusion. Today we have a greater number of options in punctal occlusion. Not only are there newer permanent silicone plugs, intracanalicular plugs, but the increasingly popular and versatile extended duration plugs. While we have had dissolvable plugs for many years we now have ready access to 90-day plugs, as well as 180-day dissolvable plugs. These dissolvable plugs are ideal for patients undergoing cataract or refractive surgery that may benefit from 6 months of occlusion. Permanent or dissolvable punctal plugs continue to play a viable role as part of comprehensive treatment of your dry eye patients once the treatment of inflammation and lid conditions have begun.


 Conclusion.  In order for punctal plugs to work, the ideal situation is to treat dry eyes at the same time.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

How I Cured My Watery Dry Eyes

How I Cured My Watery Dry Eyes


The funny thing about watery eyes is - more than 50% of the watery eyes are cause by dry eyes.  Reason is quite simple.  Your eyes have been dry and they were not getting relief.  Eye drops only made them drier.  Your brain started to CRY in order to provide moisture- unfortunately,  your crying tear is very poor quality washing away the natural lubricants your eyes produce.

Here is my personal story-


I am a chronic dry-eye from  LASIK surgery. I have watery eyes with tear tears flowing down my cheek all day long.  If the weather is windy or cold, the tear flow is increased.  I could no longer wear contact lenses with my watery eyes, I couldn't see or function normally throughout the day.

I sought Lasik surgery because I was very near sighted (11.5 in my left eye and 11.75 in my right eye) plus  large pupil dilation and a thin cornea, I had "E-Lasik" surgery. which was much more complicated than normal Lasik and had higher risk of dry eyes.

The LASIK surgery was very successful. I now have 20/50 vision, I can function without glasses for the most part.  However, for my watery dry eyes,  I used eye drops recommended by the eye doctors, which did not help.  I still had watery eyes, extreme glare at night and sometimes eye pain in the morning.
I tried many drops and supplements from health food stores but nothing seemed to work. I found Theralife on the internet. I now have improved night vision, watery eyes stopped and no more eye pain  in the morning. I started at 8 capsules per day and now on maintenance for 4 capsules per day. I recently have added the Fish oil (1-2 per day) and have had even more relief.

I  highly recommend Theralife Eye  to manage watery eyes caused by chronic dry eye. I'm so glad that I found Theralife.
PB, Dayton OH

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Monday, April 16, 2018

How To Treat Cornea Abrasion from Dry Eyes

How To Treat Conrea Abrasion from Dry Eyes

What is Cornea Abrasion?

Corneal abrasions are scratches on the outermost part of the eye. Sometimes a painful injury is the clear cause. Other times, symptoms can build slowly over a few hours. A corneal abrasion causes so much discomfort that sufferers should seek medical care quickly. The scratch can become infected and cause serious damage in as little as 24 hours. Therefore, recognizing a corneal abrasion could save your sight.

The cornea has 6 layers, and it is very sensitive. It helps the body regulate tear production. The cornea sends signals to the brain to direct it to tell the lacrimal glands whether more or less tears are needed every moment.

Symptoms of Corneal Abrasions

The primary symptom is a feeling that there is a foreign body in the eye. It may feel like large chunks of sand, disproportionate to the size of any visible debris. This may develop immediately or a few hours after the initial injury.
The eyes may be watery. Vision can be distorted or blurred.
When looking at a bright light, the eye may feel more painful. The eye muscles may spasm, resulting in squinting.

Corneal Abrasions: Causes

  • Chronic Dry Eyes - constant irritation, inflammation from blinking, creating cornea damage
  • Debris entering the eye, such as road dust, sawdust, shards of metal, craft supplies, snow and ice, etc.
  • Rubbing the eye after debris enters it (instead, use a free-flowing eyewash)
  • Watching a welding arc without sufficient eye protection (ultraviolet light)
  • Spending the day around water or snow (UV light amplified by glare)
  • Rubbing the eye excessively, regardless of cause (allergies, debris, dry eye syndrome, etc.)
  • Suffering from dry eye syndrome: waking up, opening the eyes, and the lids are partially attached to the eyes, causing abrasions
  • Broken or low-quality decorative contact lens
  • A tree branch, fingernail, cosmetic applicator, or another sharp object
  • Hot ash from a fire or cigarette
  • Surgery or in-office procedures without eye protection (suture scratches)
  • Chemicals splashing into the eye
To prevent eye injuries, wear eye protection when playing sports, in the workroom, while handling chemicals, and skiing. Wear sunglasses when outdoors, especially while on the water and in the snow.

What To Do

If the cause is dry eyes, call TheraLife Eye for help.  TheraLife Eye capsules can restore your own tear secretion functions and heal cornea abrasion. 
Here is a personal story from one of TheraLife's customers who had cornea abrasion which was healed by TheraLife Eye capsules

Chronic Dry Eye Cornea Abrasion for 20 years- Relief by TheraLife Eye

 "I have suffered from dry-eye for nearly 20 years. My eyes would be terribly dry and constantly stinging and really red and bloodshot. A former employer actually accused me of being an alcoholic and drinking during work hours. After using countless different types of eye drops and gels, nothing ever worked. I got a prescription for prescription eye drop from my family doctor and after enduring 6 months of that expensive nonsense and even worsened redness, I threw that away.
I found TheraLife on the internet.  After starting TheraLife capsules along with the fish oil this past March, I am stunned. It took approximately 3-4 weeks and my eyes are nice and white with no burning or stinging. My eyes actually shine with a healthy sheen to them. I am referring everyone that I run across with dry-eye symptoms to call TheraLife. I am a Medicare health insurance agent and have over a thousand clients. It's surprising how many people suffer with this ailment.

Thank you TheraLife so much for ending my agony. Please feel free to use my testimony"

Sincerely,

LA, United States

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Do you have dry eyes or allergies?




Do you have dry eyes or allergies?     


So your eyes water, nose is running, eyes are red.  Do you have allergies or just dry eyes?

It is known that 50% of people with rhinitis- have eye symptoms as well.  


These ocular allergy typical symptoms include



  • Puffy eye lids
  • Red eyes
  • Conjunctivitis - pink eye
  • Watery itchy eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Soar throat
  • Cough



Ocular allergy (OA) includes a group of common and less frequent hypersensitivity disorders frequently misdiagnosed and not properly managed. The diagnosis of OA is usually based on clinical history and signs and symptoms.  However, at the eye doctor's offices, specific identifications of which substance causes your allergies are not available, until now.  

In-office allergy testing is a way to help diagnose allergy and take charge of the patient’s care. The FDA- approved in-office Doctor's Rx Allergy Formula (Bausch & Lomb) is an objective diagnostic test providing eye care providers a diagnostic tool for allergies. This allows the practitioner the ability to rule in or out the role of perennial or seasonal allergies. It takes less than five minutes to test the patient to a panel of 60 allergens, region-specific, with results in 10-15 minutes. It is easy to read the skin reaction to see what the patient has an IgE response to and guide treatment to include education to avoid the allergens, as well provide topical therapies to alleviate ocular symptoms. If the results are negative, then full steam ahead tackling the beast of dry eye disease.


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TheraLife Eye is a patented formula that goes intra-cellularly to boost cellular functions, revitalize and control allergy symptoms.    Best of both worlds.  

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tear Osmolarity- Indicator for Dry Eye Disease

 

 

Tear Osmolarity -Indicator for Dry Eye Disease


Tear film hyperosmolarity ( too thick) has been recognized as an important componebt in dry eye disease for many years.  This test has been added to the latest description of Dry Eye Disease (DED) as a part of the DEWS report in 2017.

Tear film osmolarity has shown to be repeatable in people with out dry eyes, but greatly varied in people with dry eyes.  This parameter is now important to track as dry eye symptoms improve.

In a recent published clinical study, it was shown that Tear Osmolarity Test is highly correlated with higher OSDI scores, cornea staining, and symptoms of dry eyes.  Better than Shirmer's Test or Tear Breakup Test. 

Abnrmal Tear Osmolarity seems to preceed dry eye symptoms.   However, not all eye doctors can perform Tear Osmolarity right now. 

Here is a brief excert-


Tear osmolarity varied between the various groups with the highest values in the clinically significant dry eye group (312 mOsm/L) and the lowest in the control group (305 mOsm/L). Subjects in the symptom only dry eye had a score in between the two other groups (307 mOsm/L). A higher variability in osmolarity was noted in the clinically significant eye group versus the other two groups. Higher osmolarity was also correlated with higher OSDI scores and staining (cornea/conjunctival) but not with tear film breakup or Schirmer’s test values.

The authors concluded that osmolarity values were the most consistent in the control group. Increased osmolarity and between-eye variability was shown in dry eye, with the clinically significant dry eye having higher and more variable osmolarity than the symptom-only dry eye. The authors propose that osmolarity might be a good indicator of a patient developing dry eye as a higher osmolarity value is present in the symptom-only group, likely prior to developing the corneal/conjunctival staining seen in clinically significant disease. In addition, osmolarity should be obtained in both eyes and a large variability between eyes may also be an indicator of dry eye. A cutoff value of 308 mOsm/L was felt to be the most useful value to potentially identify a dry eye patient.

Conclusions: Individuals with symptomatic dry eye that is not yet clinically significant seem to have higher and more variable osmolarity measurements than controls, potentially indicating that changes in osmolarity precede clinical findings. 


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Computer Overuse and Dry Eyes - What To Do




Computer Over Use and Dry Eyes - What To Do


Computers are now every where, not just PC, but also mobile devices.  So many of us are now spending higher than normal working hours on the computer working, surfing, watching videos, movies and more.  Our bodies are starting to tell us to rest, and recouperate.  

Prolonged symptoms result  in disorders of chronic dry eyes, stress, high blood pressure, and much more.  

What are the symptoms of computer stress that are warning signs? 

Computer Stress Symptoms:


  • headaches while doing or following computer use
  • irritated and/or dry eyes
  • blurred vision
  • slow refocusing when looking from screen to distance objects
  • frequently losing place when moving eyes between copy and the screen
  • difficulty seeing clearly at a distance after prolonged computer use
  • occasional doubling of vision
  • changes in color perception
  • changes in glasses prescription
  • neck or shoulder tension and pain
  • back pain
  • pain in arms, wrists, or shoulders when working on the computer
  • lowered visual efficiency and more frequent error
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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Dry Eye Tests in Doctor's Office- What You Should Know.

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Dry Eye Tests in Doctor's Offices - What You Should Know


So you think you might have dry eyes.  Do you know how to ask for the definitive test to assess how severe your dry eyes are, and seek help?  

Dry Eye demography


The dry eye demographic is shifting. Exclusively focusing attention on the symptomatic, menopausal woman will leave many patients undiagnosed and potentially perpetuate the chasm of unmet need. Even broadening the scope of dry eye patients to a younger subset of women and the male population may not be fully inclusive. Clinical evidence and pilot studies indicate pediatric patients may also be vulnerable to dry eye disease, and more specifically meibomian gland dysfunction and subsequent gland atrophy.

What Are the Diagnostic Tests for Dry Eyes?


Diagnostic testing for dry eye disease is becoming increasingly more accessible to eye doctors, and the diverse options available allow for a broad range of measurements. However, all of these tests may not be easily utilized. . While each person is different, and one cannot assume all people are incapable of advanced testing, generally invasive testing may be more difficult to perform.

Specific dry eye diagnostic tests lend themselves to the general population. Non-invasive tests with quick results are strongly preferred. While several tools may fall into this category, consider the following options:

•  Meibography:

Visualization of the meibomian glands is essential in people suspected of early presentation of dry eye disease. Imaging the glands provides a record of the current state, but also allows for longitudinal observation of the glands in the future. Arguably, imaging meibomian oil  glands could be considered as critical as moderate to advanced dry eye disease patients, because earlier therapeutic intervention may preserve or maintain meibomian gland function. Images obtained by commercially available Meibography units are obtained quickly and painlessly for patients of all ages.  One such unit is called LipiView.


•  Phenol red thread (PRT) also called the Schirmer's Test:

Phenol red thread is used to obtain a quantitative measure of aqueous volume. A thread is placed at the patient’s lateral canthus for 15 seconds. Once removed, the portion that changed from yellow to red is measured. Normal results are 20 millimeters or greater. Unlike Schirmer’s testing, PRT takes much less time to complete and offers little if any discomfort to the patient. Accuracy of results are comparable to traditional Schirmer’s testing.


•  Non-invasive Keratograph break-up time (NIKBUT):

 Some people may be reluctant to have vital dyes instilled. Unlike mydriatic drops, dyes require more patient cooperation and participation once instilled. Accuracy of findings are driven in large part by timing between dye instillation and doctor observation. Objective, quantitative data may be obtained by equipment like the Oculus Keratograph 5M’s, non-invasive keratograph break-up measurement. Similar to the use of traditional fluorescein dye with a cobalt blue filter, the patient is required to sit still for approximately 15-20 seconds. The timing could be limiting for some pediatric subjects with either test, but NIKBUT eliminates the instillation of the dye which may be irritating or frightening. Non-invasive tear break-up time can also be measured using a placido-disc topographer, or even a standard manual keratometer by simply measuring the time that passes between eye opening and degradation of corneal mires.


Eye doctors are now becoming keenly in tuned to making a dry eye diagnosis in an adult population. Opportunity lies in diagnosing and following  dry eye  cases with the hope of minimizing the obstruction and inflammation plaguing the general population.


How Can TheraLife Eye Enhanced help?
TheraLife® Eye Enhanced works by increasing intra-cellular metabolism (Mito-Activation), membrane permeability and blood micro circulation. This enables the Eye Enhanced to stimulate tear secretion glands to produce its own balanced sustainable tears all day long.

Taking TheraLife Eye Enhanced capsules before bedtime can often relieve night time dry eye symptoms.

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