Friday, November 30, 2012

The Best Wraparound Sunglasses for Dry Eyes

Most people with chronic dry eye syndrome are affected by sun, wind and glare.

We get many questions regarding the best sunglasses to wear to help protect eyes from exposure to sensitive elements and potential damage due to long-term exposure to sunlight. Excessive exposure to UV radiation and blue light from the sun can cause cataracts, contribute to the onset of retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, and cause skin cancer in the sensitive tissue surrounding one's eyes. Radiation damage can even occur on cloudy days.

We recommend 100% UVA/UVB protecting wraparound glasses. The best lens color is amber, which also neutralizes blue light. Brown is the next best color.

Cheaper glasses may have a coating to block out UV light that can rub off overtime. Many people think it is the tint that helps protect one's eyes, but it is actually the UV filter on, or in, the lens. So, if the filtering coating wears off, a dark lens actually increases pupil dilation, allowing more light to enter the eyes.

Relief Your Dry Eyes with TheraLife Eye
TheraLife Eye is a capsule.  It is not an eye drops.  TheraLife Eye revitalize your dry eyes intra-cellularly to secrete your own balanced tears.  Clinically proven to work in 80% first time users.  Get relief today.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Coping with Depression Caused by Chronic Dry Eyes

It has been well documented that chronic dry eyes cause depression- see another TheraLife blog here.   Maybe your dry eyes hurt so much that all you can think of all day and all night is how much pain you are feeling.  Do you get up in the middle of the night to put eye drops in your eyes?
Does sadness overwhelm you at times, leaving you unable to enjoy the people and activities in your life?

When your emotions cloud your outlook, interfere with your relationships or affect the way you sleep at night and function during the day, you may be suffering from depression or an anxiety disorder.
You're not the only one who feels sad or worried when you have chronic dry eyes.  at times. It's normal.  Chronic dry eyes affect a person’s quality of life.  It's perfectly natural for you to respond to the ups and downs we all experience with elation or fear.

It's common, and occasionally even helpful, for you to react to life's stresses, challenges and dangers with anxiety.
  • What's NOT perfectly natural is when those feelings persist long after the event or condition that triggered them.
  • What's NOT normal and expected is when those feelings seem to come at you from nowhere, appearing even in the absence of obvious external triggers.
  • What's certainly NOT helpful is feeling the weight of your emotions so heavily that they interfere with sleep, prevent you from performing daily activities or arouse concern in the people who care about you.
In its milder forms, depression or anxiety can make it difficult to even get yourself out of bed each morning and to go through the motions of your daily activities. Fatigue, inertia, feelings of sadness and recurring fears can hover like a rain cloud over your life.

In its more severe forms, a depression or an anxiety disorder can immobilize you, sabotage your relationships, trigger feelings of helplessness and self-destructive behavior, and perhaps even turn your thoughts to suicide.
You DON'T have to suffer this way
The most important thing for you is to permanently resolve this issue of chronic dry eyes so your life can get back to normal.   

TheraLife Can Help
In a clinical trial, TheraLife Eye relieved dry eye symptoms in 80% of the dry eye sufferers.  TheraLife Eye is a capsules that treats dry eyes from inside out, unlike most of the other dry eye relief today that is based on drops, treating the surface of the eye ball.  It has been shown that frequent use of eye drops make eyes drier.  Take a different approach now.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction- How TheraLife Can Help

The primary function of meibomian glands is to secret lipids, the thickening agent for tears.  In chronic dry eye syndrome, meibomian glands play an important part of  dry eye relief.  the inability to thicken tears lead to evaporative dry eyes.  Blepharitis (eye lid abnormalities and infections), Rosacea often concur with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) making it one of the most difficult dry eye conditions to treat.  Assessment and treatment of meibomian gland disease is often a necessary step in successful dry eye treatment.

How to look for  Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Normal meibum is thin with clear liquid which is expressed very easily.  With various stages of MGD, the meibum becomes thicker, (see photo above) and the expressed liquid becomes thicker, granular and some time in clumps and the liquid become opague.  The expressing meibum can be very difficult.

Often MGD is accompanied by lots of inflammation - on the eye lid, in the eye.  In most cases, MGD is accompanied also by tear volume in-sufficiencies (Lacrimal Gland). Thus setting up a situation where dry eyes cause inflammation and the inflammation causes the tear secretion glands to shut down.

Certain drugs can cause MGD, especially drugs to dry up acne - such as Accutane, antihistamines used in allergy treatments.

Treatment of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Typical treatments for MGD includes:
1. Wet hot compresses - twice a day, each time 10 minutes to unclog the meibomian glands
2. Eye lids cleaning daily to minimize eye infections
3. Oral Antibiotcis - Doxycycline or Azithromycin daily
4. Steroid eye drops - such as Lotamax or PredForte to calm down inflammation during a flare. Steroid eye drops are limited to one month since long term use may result in kidney and liver damages.

How can TheraLife help?

TheraLife Eye is formulated to revitalize all the tear secretion glands, including meibomian glands, lacrimal glands to get sustainable long lasting relief.  TheraLife Eye is used along with the procedures described above for speedy recovery and long term maintenance.

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photo curtesy of Gary N. Foulks MD, FACS.