Thursday, December 5, 2013

Dry Eyes After Cataract Surgery- Prevention with TheraLife Eye.

 
Nearly (3) million Americans have cataract surgery each year. 

Cataract is a cloudy eye capsules that no longer lets light into the eyes thus affecting vision.  cataract is not always a condition for people who are seniors, it happens in people younger than 50 years old.  Research studies have shown that cataract surgery do result in dry eyes, even if the patient did not have dry eyes before the surgery.  But of course, dry eye is an aging phenomena which also goes hand in hand with having cataracts. 

Since majority of the cataracts occur in people who are over 65, this is also the group that is most likely to have dry eyes because of:
    1. Aging. – Dry eye is a common condition for people over 50.
    2. Cataract surgery punches a tiny whole through which the old lens is extracted and new lens put in its place.  This tiny hole may not heal over evenly after surgery, creating an uneven surface which causes friction every time you blink - thus resulting in inflammation and dry eyes.

Take Care of your eyes with TheraLife
Preoperative care

Get Your Cornea into the best condition before surgery with TheraLife Eye.

Before surgery, be sure to have your tear volume and tear viscosity tests done to assess your dry eye condition.  A reference point to refer back to after surgery.

If dry eyes are detected before surgery, the recommendation is to treat dry eyes  with TheraLife Eye and get the cornea into the best condition it can be to minimize dry eye outcome after surgery.


Post Operative Care:

After cataract surgery the signs and symptoms of dry eyes usually get worse. Following surgery, patients are given a number of topical drops, usually a steroid, antibiotic and an NSAID.  Prolonged use of postoperative medications may be one of the contributing factors of the patient's dry eye symptoms. It is best to stop or taper medications when they are no longer needed.


Use TheraLife Eye for both pre-operative and post operative care.

The benefits of TheraLife Eye-     Effectively relief dry eyes without the use of eye drops and restore cornea to the best health it can be before surgery.

Post-operatively prevent dry eyes and maintain cornea health through accelerated healing, reduce inflammation, and continue secretion of balanced sustainable tear.

Avoid the use of steroids and side effects.
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  1. Prevent dry eyes from cataract surgery with TheraLife Eye, before and after surgery. Get the TheraLife advantage now.

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