Friday, November 20, 2015

What you should eat to prevent eye diseases, Dry Eyes, AMD, Diabetic Retinopathy.

Eat Right to Prevent Eye Diseases- Dry Eyes, AMD, Diabetic Retinopathy

There are many publications about diet and AMD - (Age related Macular Degeneration) .

However, there is a general lack of knowledge on nutrition and diet to prevent eye diseases,in particular dry eyes, AMD and diabetic retinopathy.  

Here is a general outline for diet on weekly basis.  

·         Eat your leafy greens… a handful a day keeps AMD away!
·         Eat cold water fish four times a week. Choose sustainable fish that is low in contaminants, like wild Alaskan salmon, mackerel (not king mackerel), rainbow trout or sardines.
·         Eat orange peppers (they are high in zeaxanthin), two peppers per week, cooked or raw.
·         Eat eggs, including the yolk. Eggs contain lutein which is highly absorbed by the body. Having four per week is ideal.
·         Avoid high glycemic index and high glycemic load foods like refined grains and sugars. These foods are linked to diabetes and AMD.
This is a summary from studies and publications from Dr. Barbara Pelletier is an optomestrist and author of Eyefoods: A Food Plan for Healthy Eyes

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New Research- Blepharitis Associated with Chronic Diseases, Anxiety, Depression, Heart Diseases.

Blepharitis Associated with Chronic Diseases

Blepharitis More Likely to Have Certain Inflammatory Diseases, Psychological Issues, Cardiovascular Diseases and More

According to recent research, several eye and systemic problems are more common among people with chronic blepharitis, but the reasons aren't always clear.
Researchers in Israel examined records of 16,706 people diagnosed with blepharitis in the Central District of Clalit Health Services during 2000-2009, plus an equal number of randomly selected age- and gender-matched people for the control group.
Ashkenazi Jews, people who were poorer and people who lived in urban centers were more likely to develop blepharitis than the rest of the population.
Also associated with blepharitis was the presence of certain inflammatory diseases (such as gastritis and asthma), psychological problems (such as anxiety and depression), hypothyroidism, cardiovascular diseases and certain eye conditions (chalazion and pterygium- surfer's eye)
Most associated with blepharitis were chalazia, rosacea, pterygia, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and gastritis.

A study report appeared in the June 2011 issue of the journal Ophthalmology.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

New research Linking Sjogren's Disease to Hepatitis Delta Virus

Sjogrens Disease and Delta Hepatitis Virus

It has been long suspected that many autoimmune diseases are associated with a bout of viral infections.

New research from National Institute of Health indicate the virus Hepatitis delta Virus maybe associated with Primary Sjogren's Disease.   Of the 2 categories, Primary Sjogren's have more severe symptoms, and they do not have another rheumatic disease associated with it.

The salivary glands of Sjogren's patients were examined for viral vectors, changes in salivary flow, development of auto-antibodies compare to normal salivary glands.  This virus also demonstrated its ability to reduce saliva flow, increased lymphocyte infiltrates and development of auto-antibodies in mice.


Identification of HDV in Sjögren’s syndrome patients and induction of a Sjögren’s syndrome-like disease in vivo further support a viral-mediated etiopathology in Sjögren’s syndrome

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Friday, August 14, 2015

The All Natural Treatment for Recurring Iritis- TheraLife Eye

Iritis is a common diagnosis that literally means "inflammation of the iris," the colored part of the eye. Anterior uveitis is a more technical term for iritis. There are many possible causes, and sometimes the cause cannot be identified. Due to the complexity of the vision system, any suspected case of eye inflammation should be examined by an optometrist, ophthalmologist or medical doctor. Most of the time, iritis resolves in less than 6 weeks; however, iritis can reoccur. It can signal  acute or chronic underlying disease in the body, and therefore should be cared for by a qualified healthcare professional. Without proper treatment, iritis can lead to cataracts, glaucoma, an irregularly sized and sluggish pupil, calcium deposits in the cornea, central serous choroidopathy, or retinal swelling (cystoid macular edema).

Leading Cause of Blindness

Iritis is the most common form of uveitis, a condition involving one or more of the three structures that comprise the intricate uvea. The iris is the front part of the uvea, the middle layer is the ciliary body (fine muscles that focus the eye) and at the back of the uvea is the choiroid which holds the small blood vessels 

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

How to manage and treat Ocular Rosacea

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Ocular Rosacea

A diagnosis of ocular rosacea is most easily determined if the patient also presents with the dermatological signs associated with acne rosacea- spider veins on nose and cheeks, however, in 20% of  cases, ocular rosacea can occur without skin evidences. This makes the diagnosis more complicated. 
Ocular rosacea is highly probable in people who report persistent eye and lid redness, a gritty or foreign body sensation or frequent styes (chronic dry eyes). Slit lamp signs typically include thickened lid margins with telangiectasia, thick, turbid meibomian gland secretions and tear film debris- Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.  . Crusting and scales in the lashes are also quite common. In severe cases, individuals can develop corneal erosions, infiltrates and ulcers, and even suffer vision loss due to substantial scarring and neovascularization.
Early diagnosis and aggressive management is important for maintaining ocular health and preventing vision loss. Management can range from warm compresses, lid scrubs and lubrication in mild cases, to pulsed ophthalmic corticosteroids, topical azithromycin (off-label) and oral tetracyclines (i.e. doxycycline and minocycline) in moderate to severe cases. Tetracyclines are typically dosed well below therapeutic concentrations, since the goal is to utilize its anti-inflammatory properties and not necessarily its antibiotic traits. Long-term maintenance with topical ophthalmic cyclosporin has also shown to be effective and prescribing lid scrubs containing tea tree oil may also help, as there appears to be a link between ocular rosacea and a bacterium (Bacillus oleronius) commonly found on Demodex mites. Regardless of the treatment, patients must understand that rosacea is a chronic condition and long-term therapy is required to maintain control and slow progression.

Symptoms of Rosacea.  

Individuals with ocular rosacea may not realize that they have dermatological (skin) disease (or vice versa) because signs and symptoms can be subtle. If your have  experienced them for a long time, you may not even realize it’s abnormal. Family history of dermatological problems, or if they experience facial flushing, especially when embarrassed or after eating spicy foods, drinking alcohol or sun exposure. Look for redness, bumps or small blood vessels on the cheeks, nose and forehead. A diagnosis of rosacea is not to be taken lightly — more than 90% of sufferers report lowered self-esteem, and 2/5 of patients say the condition has caused them to avoid public contact.4 A referral to a dermatologist can be very helpful. 

This is an abstract from Dry Eye News, July 2015. 

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1. National Rosacea Society. (Accessed June 26, 2015)
2. Schechter BA, Katz RS, Friedman LS. Efficacy of topical cyclosporine for the treatment of ocular rosacea.
Adv Ther. 2009 Jun;26(6):651-9
3. Li J, O'Reilly N, Sheha H, et al. Correlation between ocular
Demodex infestation and serum immunoreactivity to Bacillus proteins in patients with facial rosacea. Ophthalmology. 2010;117:870-877.
4. National Rosacea Society. (Accessed June 26, 2015) 
This is an abstract from 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cataract Surgery and Dry Eye Syndrome

With cataracts affecting nearly 22 million Americans, it's not surprising that most of us know people who have had cataract surgery. We may even be contemplating cataract surgery for ourselves. Since cataracts are almost never a medical emergency, you should feel entirely comfortable taking the time to learn more about cataracts and explore all your options. 

What is a Cataract? 

A cataract is simply a spot on the lens of the eye that you cannot readily see through. These spots are made up of clumps of normal eye protein and generally form slowly over time. Although most cataracts are related to aging, it is also possible for cataracts to form as the result of surgery or other trauma to the eye. Steroid use and other health problems such as diabetes are also linked to cataracts. Congenital cataracts can form in babies or children, and radiation exposure can also result in cataracts. Still, for most people, cataracts are age-related and .

What is involved in Cataract surgery 

During cataract surgery, your own lens is removed and an artificial lens is replaced. The procedure is usually done under mild sedation and takes about an hour.  Most people see a remarkable improvement in their vision right after cataract surgery.  

Why do I have dry eyes after Cataract surgery?

In order to get the old lens out and the replacement lens in.  The doctor puts a tiny hole in your cornea to facilitate this process.  The hole does create an uneven surface on your cornea which creates friction when you blink.  This friction creates inflammation which shuts down your tear secretion glands, and thus dry eyes.

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  3. Avoid the use of steroids and side effects.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

New Research- Best Eye Warm Compress for Blepharitis /Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Treatment

Management of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) traditionally involves warm compresses as primary therapy. The exact temperature for a warm compress is unknown, but it has been advocated temperatures of between 40-45 degrees over 5-10 minutes are clinically effective. 

Conclusion- a hot wash cloth is just not good enough. 

The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the heat retention properties of commercially available eyelid warming masks over a 12-minute interval. Five eyelid-warming masks (MGDRxEyeBag, The Eye Doctor, Bruder eye hydrating compress, Tranquileyes and TheraPearl Eye-essential) and a warm facecloth were selected for this study to investigate their heat retention properties.

Not surprisingly, the facecloth is poor at maintaining the desired temperature for the prescribed 5-10 minutes without reheating. All the commercially available masks reached above 40°C within the first 2 minutes after heating and remained so for 5 minutes. The Bruder and Tranquileyes reached >50°C, after heating and the Bruder maintained >50°C for nearly 6 minutes. The MGDRx EyeBag and TheraPearl have the most stable heat retention (in targeted ranges) between 2 and 9 minutes.

Eye doctors prescribe warm compresses regularly for patients, and this study is an important reminder that facecloths are not a stable means of providing sustained heat to be clinically effective without reheating. The commercially available masks all provide sustained heat, though clinicians need to warn their patients that microwaves have different “strengths” and the patient needs to tailor their mask heating depending on the microwave wattage. 

This is an abstract from Ocular Surface News, April 9th, 2015. 

Blepharitis/Meibomian Gland Dysfunction result in inflammation which in turn shuts down your tear function.  

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Chronic Eye Pain from Dry Eye Syndrome Can Be Permanent

This research found chronic pain derived from dry eye disease can be permanent.  

This is an exert from a pre-publication titled  "Neuropathic Ocular Pain: An Important Yet Underevaluated Feature of Dry Eye
Galor A, Levitt RC, Felix ER, Martin ER, Sarantopoulos CD. Eye (Lond). 2014 Nov 7. [Epub ahead of print]

People who suffer from dry eye have a variety of complaints including blurred vision, irritation, and pain. The pain that these patients typically experience is often a sharp, transient, stabbing pain, or a more chronic situation  known as neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain is thought to be secondary to changes in the somato-sensory pathway.  It is this change that can be permanent even after dry eye syndrome is relieved.

The authors of this review conducted a PubMed search using key words of “dry eye” and various descriptors of pain. They determined that environmental factors and inflammation can cause ocular surface damage which can trigger alterations in peripheral corneal nerves. These changes are thought to cause dry eye sensations and phenotypic modifications which lower the activation threshold of the nerve fibers. If ocular surface damage persists, or if the inflammatory cascade is not dampened, shifts may occur in the central nervous system (CNS), producing “central sensitization.” The hallmark of central sensitization is that pain continues to occur, even after the damage has resolved. This is commonly seen in dry eye patients where they continue to be symptomatic but no ocular surface findings are observed. The process of central sensitization may initially be reversible, but it often becomes permanent.

After traditional dry eye therapy to improve the health of the eye, many examinations have determined the dry eye symptoms are much improved.  Patients still complain of eye pain.  Conclusion is, - if central sensitization has already occurred, pain may linger regardless of the successful management of the ocular surface. Unfortunately, therapy for managing this type of chronic ocular pain is lacking and would be an interesting area of development.

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