Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Dry Eyes at Night- TheraLIfe Can Help

 
Are you  getting up  putting eye drops in through out the night?  Waking up in the morning with eye lids stuck together (Blepharitis) ? This type of morning dryness is actually a result of night time dry eye syndrome.

What is Night Time Dry Eye Syndrome?

For many chronic dry eye sufferers experience extremely dry and painful eyes at night which requires frequent use of eye drops through out the night, disturbing sleep and causing fatigue the following day.
Blepharitis.

In the morning, if your  eye lids are  stuck together that required washing eyes with saline, warm water to open.  This  crusty build up on the eye lid is a sign of Blepharitis.  Belpharitis can be effectively treated with antibiotics plus daily eye lid cleaning.  Use TheraLife Eye to activate your tear secretion glands and produce balanced sustainable tears all day long.

Causes of Night Time Dry Eyes?

Some of the causes for night time dry eye include:
- Partially open eye lids allowing tears to evaporate  at night
- Lower body temperature and metabolism resulting in delivering less nutrients and blood to the eye
- Decreased tear production as a result of a lower body metabolism
- Allergens in the bedroom that may cause dry eyes such as; sheets, pillows, dust mites, pet fur, and pollens you brought with you from outside

What to do to Relief  Night Time Dry Eye Syndrome

1. Take 4 capsules of TheraLife Eye Enhanced right at bedtime.

2. Use a humidifier in the bedroom to provide more moisture

-3.Avoid sleeping under a heater or air vent

-4.Avoid sleeping in the direct path of a fan

-5. Use preservative-free nighttime eye gels or ointments that protect the eye if you must.

-6.Use night time goggles or masks with moisture pads to prevent tear evaporation

-7. A good home alternative for the goggles is to take two cotton discs, run them under cool tap water and use surgical or athletic tape and tape them over your eyes at night. The moisture pads create a barrier that protect your eyes and prevent excessive tear evaporation. If this improves your night time dryness, consider investing in some night time hydration goggles.

How Can TheraLife Eye Enhanced help?
TheraLife® Eye Enhanced works by increasing intracellular 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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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New Clinical Evaluation of Dry Eye Treatments

Recent dry eye research looked into the various ways of treating dry eye and weather if they actually worked.  The categories included: Acupuncture, Diagnostics and Economics of dry eye treatment.

This is a summary of what is being discussed in the ARVO abstracts published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. The information can also be found online at www.IOVS.org.

Alternative Treatments
1. Acupuncture
Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world.   A team of researchers from the U.S. Army performed acupuncture on seventeen volunteers with dry eye and found "there was no significant improvement in the measured clinical indicators of dry eye after acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture is great in reducing stress and anxiety which can cause dry eyes. 


Diagnostics
The traditional method is to use lissamine green staining for the diagnosis of conjunctivitis. However, this dye then to dissipate over time and becomes less effective.  A study showed immediate viewing of lissamine green after instillation resulted false staining appearance.  Viewing after 2 minutes is a getter choice.
Common protocol is for sodium fluorescein staining which requires immediate viewing after  instillation gives accurate results.

Economics of Dry Eye Treatment

Prescription Eye Drop treatment cost tripled

The rising cost of prescription medications is a concern to all patients, and doctors alike, and dry eye medications are no exception.  Prescription eye drop is costly even after insurance payments to the patients. A group from Bascom Palmer retrospectively analyzed trends in dry eye medication use and expenditures from 2001 to 2006 and found the mean expenditure per patient per year increasing from $55 in 2001 to $299 by 2006. The group’s finding was "strongly driven by the introduction of Prescription Eye Drop in 2003 as 84% of prescriptions filled and 91% of expenditures in 2005-06 were related to Prescription Eye Drop. By now 2013, the cost of this prescription eye drop has tripled.

The study also found that women spent twice as much as men on dry eye medications ($244 versus $122) and that patients with greater than a high school education spent on average 2.5 times as much on dry eye medication as those with less than a high school education ($250 versus $100).

Punctal Plug Usage Declined

Another interesting study of dry eye economics came from Duke University where researchers studied punctual plug usage and reimbursement in Medicare patients.  The group found that while the Medicare population-adjusted incidence of dry eye diagnosis increased by 28.5% in their study period of 2001-2008, first-time punctual plug insertion rates declined by 23.6%.7 The researchers also found that Medicare reimbursement for punctual plug insertion decreased 55.3% during the same time period. The authors concluded that the decline in punctual plug insertion “may be associated with the decrease in Medicare reimbursement” but in fact is more likely tied to their second reason for the reduction, “the introduction in 2003 of Prescription Eye Drop.”

Ocular Infections and Dry Eye

People with dry eye seem to have more ocular infections than the normal population. A study in Australia found the “antimicrobial effects of tear proteins decrease in hyperosmolar ( low tear viscosity) conditions leading to enhanced bacterial proliferation,” indicating that “people with hyperosmolar tears or dry eye will have decreased antibacterial defense at the ocular surface.”

Treatment Efficacy

Azithromycin more effective than Doxycycline for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Contact Lens Dry Eyes

There are several studies concerning the use of topical azithromucin in ocular surface diseases. . Dr. Gary Foulks and his group at the University of Louisville compared the effectiveness of topical azithromucin versus oral doxycycline therapy in meibomian gland dysfunction ( Belpharitis) Twenty-two subjects were treated with topical azithromycin solution for one month and seven subjects were treated with oral doxycycline for two months. The study concluded that while both topical azithromycin and oral doxycycline improved clinical signs and symptoms of meibomian gland dysfunction, the "response to azithromycin is more rapid and more robust than doxycycline."

Yet another study from the Ohio State University School of Optometry evaluated the efficacy of a four-week treatment with topical 1.0% azithromycin solution versus rewetting drops in patients with contact lens related dry eye. An over two-hour improvement in comfortable contact lens wear time was noted throughout the four-week study period with azithromycin solution use.

Glaucoma Therapy not related to Dry Eyes

Several studies explored the effect of topical glaucoma therapy on dry eye. A French group found tear osmolarity increased in patients treated for glaucoma or ocular hypertension (glaucoma), particularly in those using eyedrops with multiple preservatives. Another study from France found the chronic administration of eyedrops containing preservatives may decrease corneal sensitivity in patients treated with intraocular pressure lowering medications. This decrease in corneal sensitivity could explain the absence of correlation between signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in patients treated for glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

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Dry Eye Syndrome can be linked to depression and anxiety - finally there is clinical proof.

Dry Eye Disease has significant impact on people's quality of life - you are not alone.

It is often that TheraLife talk to patients who has Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome - who also has signs of depression and often on anti-depressants.  Interviewing these people often reveal that the constant pain, discomfort of dry eye symptoms is leading them to depression. Depression intern causes blood vessel constrictions and affect the blood flow and delivery of nutrients to the eyes.

On the other hand, it has been well documented that patients who have a high level of anxiety and depression can lead to dry eyes due to bodily fluids being diverted away from the eyes to other organs.

Often this correlation between Dry Eye Syndrome causing depression and anxiety is being ignored, and yet it is an important factor in being able to treat Dry Eye Syndrome successfully.

Finally we have a clinical study that documented the correlation between people with Dry Eye Syndrome developing depression and anxiety- Published in "Cornea"  February 2012. at this link

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21174591

Wen, et al conclude:  DES is frequent in patients with depressive and anxiety disorders, especially patients who are older, have longer duration of psychiatric disorder, and use an SSRI. Psychiatric disorders and use of antidepressants should be considered in the differential diagnosis of DES

This study aimed to determine whether patients with dry eye syndrome [DES] have more symptoms of anxiety and depression than controls without DES.

This study also concluded that - Anxiety and depression are correlated with DES, demonstrating that DES is an important public health problem that merits increased attention and research.


Recommendations


1. Simple Daily Exercise-
Suggest to the patient to use short meditation measure to calm down- e.g. sitting in a quiet room with low light, feet planted on the ground, close eyes and start counting from one.  Keep all distracting thoughts out of mind, focus only on counting.  If interfering thoughts come into play, start counting from one again.  Practice this every day until you can count numbers up to 10 minutes.  The result is - after 10 minutes, the patient feels refreshed, less anxious.

2. Practice yoga - with or without an instructor.

3. Meditation

How TheraLife Can Help

A.   TheraLife Eye is formulated to increase micro-circulation and deliver more blood and nutrients to the eye - allowing the tear secretion glands to attain normal cell functions intracellularly.  Depression and anxiety can be adverted once dry eye syndrome is under control.

B. TheraLife Fatigue- formulated to deliver more oxygen to the brain to void fatigue, stress, better sleep at night.  The all natural choice without the use of stimulants like caffeine.

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