Thursday, June 28, 2012

Punctal Plugs for Dry Eyes. Why Sometimes They Fail!


Punctal plugs may not work for everyone who has dry eyes.  Here are some of the reason you should be aware of before getting them instilled in your eyes.

What are Punctal Plugs?

Punctal plugs are designed to plug up the tear ducts to stop the drainage of tears into your sinus.  Punctal plugs are often used for people who do not respond to eye drops.
Tear ducts function by providing drainage for debris and bacteria to drain and clean the eye.

Possible outcomes by of punctal plugs:

1. When the tear ducts are plugged, the accumulation of bacteria and dirt increase the chances for eye infections
2. Some people experience irritation, swelling, due to allergic reactions to the punctal plug materials.
3. Punctal plugs can be removed by flushing with saline.
4. Punctal plugs often fall out by themselves.

Why punctal plugs do not always work for chronic dry eye?

For people with severe chronic dry eyes, there are simply not enough tears to shore up, therefore, punctal plugs are not enough!

How does your tear secretion glands work?

There are two important tear secretion glands that need to work simultaneously in order to relief dry eye symptoms.

1. Lacrimal gland which secretes tear volume.
2. Meibomian gland which secrete mucin, lipids, and proteins to thicken the tear.

Both glands must function together in order to provide tear with the right thickness (viscosity) and tear volume to provide comfort.

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New Research Linking Omega 3 Fish Oil to Protect Vision for Seniors

New research published in June issue of journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science indicates that supplementing with DHA (from omega-3 fatty acids) helps preserve vision in seniors. As one ages, toxins can build up in the retina that causes vision loss. This study showed that with the increase in DHA, there was no increase at all in the toxins. This is the first study to demonstrate this specific result.
The findings were published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS), published as ready online, is a peer-reviewed academic journal of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). IOVS features original research, mostly pertaining to clinical and laboratory ophthalmology and vision research in general.


IOVS is regarded as a premier basic science journal for the field of ophthalmology and is among the highest ranked by impact factor.

TheraLife Recommendations:

This is one of a number of peer-reviewed research studies showing the importance of including omega-3 fatty acids in one's regular diet. We do not recommend consumption of commercial canola oil or vegetables oils as they may not be processed in a manner that protects the integrity of the oils.

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It is highly recommended to be used in combination with TheraLife Eye and TheraLife Eye Autoimmune for maximum recovery from Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome and Autoimmune Dry Eyes such as Sjogren's Syndrome.


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Monday, June 25, 2012

TheraLife: Dry Eyes? Eye Drops Making Your Eyes Drier? TheraL...

TheraLife: Dry Eyes? Eye Drops Making Your Eyes Drier? TheraL...: You have dry eyes.  Your eye doctor told you to use eye drops.   Your put the eye drop into your eyes. Your eyes are dry again in 10 min...

Dry Eyes? Eye Drops Making Your Eyes Drier? TheraLife Can Help!

You have dry eyes.  Your eye doctor told you to use eye drops.   Your put the eye drop into your eyes. Your eyes are dry again in 10 minutes.  Does this sound familiar?

Your eye doctor may suggest that you use preservative free eye drops, get eye drops.  Nothing seems to be helping.  Why?

Eye drops make your eyes drier over time.

Eye drops provide temporary relief.  Over time, they wash away the natural lubricants your eyes produce- just like washing your eye balls under a faucet.  The increased dryness makes inflammation worse, and your dry eyes unbearable.

Of all the eye drops, decongestant eye drops such as Visine, are the worst. Visine constricts blood vessels in your eye to take the red out. Long-term use can cause your eyes to become dependent on these eye drops, and when you stop, the blood vessels become even larger, making red eyes worse.

After all this, your eyes are still dry, irritated, red, sometimes painful, and your vision is blurred. It is even possible to develop corneal ulcers from prolonged chronic dry eye conditions.

So why don’t drops work for my chronic dry eye?
The answers resides in our tear composition and tear secretion glands:
  1. Lacrimal Glands- This gland produces the bulk of your tear and creates tear volume
  2. Meibomian Glands- This gland secretes thickening agents (proteins, lipids, and mucin) to prevent tear evaporation and protects the eye
Our body requires that the tear volume and tear thickness be balanced and secreted evenly over time in order to provide eye comfort. Most of the treatments listed above address either one or the other requirements, but not both:

- Eye drops – compensate for the lack of tear volume

- Oily eye capsules – compensate for the lack of tear viscosity (thickness), prevent tear evaporation
Over time, the more one uses eye drops, the drier the eyes get. The reason is eye drops wash away the lubricating thickening agents that your Mybomian Glands produce and eventually train your eyes not to secrete tears. It becomes a conditioning reflex.

Overuse of eye drops usually is more than 4-5 times/day.  This includes antibiotic eye drops, dry eye medications, or glaucoma drops.

For chronic dry eyes, you need balanced, sustainable tear secretion throughout the day. TheraLife Eye Enhanced can help!


TheraLife® Eye Enhanced works by increasing intracellular metabolism (Mito-Activation), which enables us to stimulate the all the tear glands (meibomian and lacrimal glands) to secret its own balanced tears naturally and overcome the key issue in chronic dry eye syndrome.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Eat Right to Improve Your Vision- Dry Eyes, Cataract, Macular Degeneration and More!

Eat Right to Improve Your Eye Health- Reduce Dry Eyes, Cataract, Macular Degeneration and more

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Have you always wondered if your diet is related to your eye health, getting dry eyes, cataract, macular degeneration?  Now there is an answer!
No effective drug therapy currently exists to prevent cataracts from forming. However we do know that cigarette smoking, certain medications, eye injuries, sunlight, diabetes and obesity can increase the risk of cataracts. Now scientists are wondering if eating less meat might lower cataract risk.  And findings from the United Kingdom suggest that the answer may be yes — but it’s too soon to tell for sure.
Researchers analyzed information on diet and lifestyle provided between 1993 and 1999 by 27,600 adults age 40 and over. The participants’ medical records between 2008 and 2009 were reviewed and revealed that 1,484 people had developed cataracts since the start of the study. The research was reported in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Volume 93, page 1128).

Vegans were 40 percent less likely to develop a cataract than the heaviest meat eaters (people who consumed more than 3.5 oz. of meat per day), and vegetarians were 30 percent less likely. Fish eaters fared pretty well, too: their risk was 21 percent lower than that of the heaviest meat eaters.
These findings don’t prove that eating less meat can reduce the risk of cataracts — and other researchers have reached different conclusions. Confirmation of the results would need to come from a large, randomized, controlled trial.

By the same token, dry eyes are partly due to poor blood circulation, and macular degeneration (AMD) is believed to be caused by high lipids from cholesterol.  Therefore, reduce meat consumption will help prevent them also.

In the meantime, it has been proved that a diet that emphasizes vegetables over meat is heart healthy. If you eat a lot of meat and decide to reduce your consumption of it, you’re definitely helping your heart, and you could be helping your eyes, as well.

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Oxidative Stress, Inflamation and Dry Eye Syndrome

We have long suspected that stress at work can create chronic dry eyes.

Finally a body of scientific evidence that links stress and chronic dry eye syndrome.
Here is an abstract from an article published in Cornea: October 2009 - Volume 28 - Issue 11 - pp S70-S74
There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that oxidative stress may be involved in at least the propagation of cellular injury that leads to eye pathology in various conditions including conjunctivochalasis, dry eye disease, age-related macular degeneration, and UV light-induced and tobacco smoke-induced ocular surface epithelial damage. Oxidative stress is biologically relevant in vivo and intimately linked with an integrated series of cellular events. Interaction between these various components is not necessarily a cascade but might be a cycle of events, of which oxidative stress is a major component. Inhibition of oxidative stress therapeutically might act to break the cycle of cell death. The creation of numerous cell and animal models that selectively target the effects of oxidative stress and inflammation to the specifically affected eye region in these diseases has greatly advanced our understanding of the involvement of oxidative stress in eye disease.

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