Tuesday, December 12, 2017

How To Manage Winter Dry Eyes

How To Manage Winter Dry Eyes

Get simple tips for things you can do.  TheraLife can help!

For some people, this only happens in the winter when force hot air furnaces and heaters are turned on.  The heaters create hot dry air movement that allows tears to evaporate quickly.  Sometimes, increase water intake, use artificial tears, nothing seems to help.  Very annoying!
For those who already have dry eyes, the dry eye condition seems to be worse as soon as the heat is on at home or at work.

What Can I Do to Relief Winter Dry Eyes?

  1. Use a humidifier in the central heating system – this will require frequent cleaning to ensure bacteria and other organisms do not grow in the water reservoir.
  2. Use a humidifier near your desk or inside an office
  3. Drink at least 8 glasses of water
  4. Sit away from a hot air vent
  5. Do not use artificial tears often, it only make your eyes feel drier.  Artificial tears tend to wash away the key tear thickening components -mucin and lipids and make your tear evaporate easier.
  6. Try TheraLife Eye Enhanced to help stimulate and produce tears naturally from your own eyes.

How TheraLife Can Help

For those who already have dry eyes and are already taking TheraLife Eye Enhanced, increase dosage during winter months for relief!  You can decrease the dosage again when spring comes in March when moisture content in the air 
increases.


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Friday, December 1, 2017

How To Manage Dry Eyes From Cataract Surgery

How To Manage Dry Eyes From Cataract Surgery

Very often, customers complain about dry eyes after their cataract surgery.  

We finally have a research study that indicates dry eye syndrome existed in very high percentage of people before they undergo cataract surgery.  The study showed 60-% of people do not complain of dry eyes, but their dry eye tests indicated that 77% have dry eyes.

Therefore, treating dry eyes before surgery will help reduce the number of complaints and ease recovery after surgery.  Recommendation of using TheraLife Eye capsules for dry eye relief before surgery will help result in better outcome, and less customer complain.  

This research study is published recently in
Trattler WB, Majmudar PA, Donnenfeld ED, McDonald MB, Stonecipher KG, Goldberg DF. Clin Ophthalmol. 2017 Aug 7;11:1423-1430

Here is an excerpt of the clinical research result.

PURPOSE:

To determine the incidence and severity of dry eye as determined by the International Task Force (ITF) scale in patients being screened before caract surgery.


PATIENTS AND METHODS:

This was a prospective, multi-center, observational study of 136 patients, at least 55 years of age, who were scheduled to undergo cataract surgery. The primary outcome measure was the incidence of dry eye as evaluated by grade on the ITF scale and secondary outcome measures include tear break-up time (TBUT), ocular surface disease index score, corneal staining with fluorescein, conjunctival staining with lissamine green, and a patient questionnaire to evaluate symptoms of dry eye.

RESULTS:
Mean patient age was 70.7 years. A total of 73.5% of patients were Caucasian and 50% were female. Almost 60% had never complained of a foreign body sensation; only 13% complained of a foreign body sensation half or most of the time. The majority of patients (62.9%) had a TBUT ≤5 seconds, 77% of eyes had positive corneal staining and 50% of the eyes had positive central corneal staining. Eighteen percent had Schirmer's score with anesthesia ≤5 mm.

CONCLUSION:
Incidence of dry eyes for people undergoing cataract surgery is very high, inspite of the fact that they did not complain about dry eye symptoms. 


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Monday, November 27, 2017

How To Recover From Ocular Rosacea


How To Recover From Ocular Rosacea

Ocular Rosacea is defined as the inflammation that causes redness, itching, burning of the eyes.  Ocular Rosacea are closely linked to facial Rosacea which is a hereditary inflammatory disorder features flushing of the face, fine spider veins on cheeks and nose.  Ocular Rosacea can be difficult to treat.  

Here is my personal story:  I hope you find it helpful

Thera Life is the absolute only answer to my Ocular Rosacea and Chronic dry eye.
TheraLife Eye capsules have eased the discomfort and stinging I experienced on a daily basis. The redness from Ocular Rosacea is gone as well which was preventing me from having a social life. No more waking up wondering how me eyes will look . Now I know they will look refreshed and free of redness. I've tried many other ways and paid thousands of dollars for treatments . Theralife is the only thing that has truly worked.  An added benefit is- TheraLife Eye capsules are all natural.  

Give TheraLife a try. It Works!

L. Felip- United States


Sunday, November 26, 2017

How To Manage Dry Eyes At Night


How To Manage Dry Eyes At Night 

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 intra-cellular 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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How To Manage Aging and Dry Eye Disease


How To Manage Aging and Dry Eye Disease


Dry eyes are one of the most common problems among seniors as they age. With age, our eyes and body are undergoing a variety of changes.  Decreased cardiac function results in decreased micro-circulation which leads to poor supply of blood and nutrients to the eye.  If dry eye is left untreated, the cornea can develop ulcers as well as other severe eye problems.

Causes of Aging Dry Eyes

As we age, our body produces fewer tears.  Dry eyes are a very common complaint among older adults. Here are a few of the different causes that influence our dry eyes:
  • Watery Eyes- Ironically, dry eyes can cause watery eyes because the body senses the amount of fewer tears which triggers the brain to produce reflex tears (excessive watery tearing). This excessive tearing however does not lubricate your eyes it only makes the problem worse.
  • Menopause- Hot flashes, insomnia, vaginal dryness, mood swings, fatigue, headaches are all associated with menopause. However, more than 60% of women experiencing these symptoms also experience dry eyes.  Women at this stage are also vulnerable in developing autoimmune diseases like Sjogren’s syndrome; Rheumatoid Arthritis (see section under TheraLife Eye Enhanced – Autoimmune Dry Eyes.)
  • Tear Production- As we age, our eyes naturally slow down the tear production process. Tears are a major protective agent for the eyes. Tears not only wash away dust from our eyes, but also soothe our eyes, provide oxygen and nutrients to the cornea, as well as help defend against eye infections by removing microorganisms that can form communities in our eyes.
  • Medications- Medications can cause dry eye. This includes some medications, antidepressants, antihistamines, muscle relaxants, sleeping pills, and pain relievers.   Natural therapy sometimes tends to be a more balanced approach to aging diseases.
  • Caffeine in foods- Coffee, tea, sodas and chocolates are some of our everyday indulgences that contain caffeine.  Caffeine causes blood vessels to constrict which results in decreased circulation, cause insomnia, and a variety of health issues.  Try avoiding these foods and drinks if possible as caffeine is known to dehydrate the body.
  • Computer use- Internet allows us to connect with the outside world.  Sitting in front of the computer for extended periods of time can significantly dry your eyes out.  Remember to blink more often.

Prevention Measures as You Age

We strongly recommend the following things you can do to help prevent and relieve the severe symptoms of Dry Eye, regardless of your age. Here are a few examples:
  • Drink Water- At least 8 glasses a day.  Water is a great source to keep your body hydrated, especially if you live in dry, hot or cold climates.
  • Humidifiers- Either in your central heating system or individual rooms inside your home can bring moisture into the air, especially if you live in a dry location, or during winter when there is less moisture in the air.
  • Natural Supplements- Omega-3’s (especially fish oil) and Omega 6’s is a great way to help you thicken your tears and decrease your dry eye symptoms.   For women, adding Primrose Oil to Fish Oil can also help with hormone balance.

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TheraLife Eye works by restoring normal cell functions to tear secretion glands and increase tear production to provide eye moisture.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Clinical Proof - Dry Eye Syndrome Linked to Depression & Anxiety.


Clinical Proof - Dry Eye Syndrome Linked to Depression & Anxiety


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"  at this link

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

Wen, et al conclude:  DES (Dry Eye Syndrome) is frequent in patients with depressive and anxiety disorders, especially patients who are older, have longer duration of psychiatric disorder, and use an selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors- SSRI. Psychiatric disorders and use of antidepressants should be considered in the differential diagnosis of Dry Eye Syndrome

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

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 from TheraLife

To reduce anxiety and depression. 

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 intra-cellularly.  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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How to Relieve Dry Eyes with Cornea Abrasion

How To Relief Dry Eyes with Cornea Abrasion


Severe chronic dry eyes left untreated can result in cornea abrasion and blindness.   That is why I want to share my personal story - hope you find it helpful. 


Personal Story


I have suffered from chronic dry eyes for nearly 20 years.  My eyes were terribly dry and constantly stinging and really red and bloodshot.  A former employer actually accused me of being an alcoholic and drinking during work hours. After using countless different types of eye drops and gels, nothing ever worked. I got a prescription for Restasis from my family doctor and after enduring 6 months, my eyes became more red.  I threw it away.

I found TheraLife on the internet.  After starting Theralife capsules along with the fish oil this past March, I am stunned. It took approximately 3-4 weeks and my eyes are nice and white with no burning or stinging. My eyes actually shine with a healthy sheen to them. I am referring everyone that I run across with dry-eye symptoms to call Theralife. I am a Medicare health insurance agent and have over a thousand clients. It's surprising how many people suffer with this ailment.

Thank you Theralife so much for ending my agony. Please feel free to use my testimony."

L.A, United States



Tuesday, October 31, 2017

How To Relief Red Dry Eyes in One Week

How To Relief Red Dry Eyes in One Week


Do you have dry eyes, tried all kinds of eye drops to no avail?  Even had puntal plugs put in, tried prescription eye drops, nothing seems to help.  My eyes are red every day.  My friends and colleagues think I have been drinking the night before.  Frustrating !!!

Here is my personal story on how I found relief in one week.  Hope you find it helpful.

"I have had chronic severe dry eyes for many years.   I am writing  to let you know how thankful I am for having found  TheraLife Eye.  It has virtually changed my life.  Instead of ALWAYS thinking about my sore, red, dry eyes, I NEVER think about them any more.  And every time I look in the mirror and see my bright, wide, youthful looking eyes I make a little wish that TheraLife company is thriving and I will never again have to be without Theralife Eye capsules. You know, when your eyes are red and you squint in discomfort, you really do look older.

I'll be traveling to Las Vegas soon and am anxious to see how I do in the desert air.  Wish me luck!  A bottle of Theralife Eye will be in my purse for sure.
Thank you, thank you, thank you."

C.L . Ohio

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Pterigium/ Pinguecula-Surfer's Eye Relief without Surgery


Pterigium -Surfer's Eye Relief – TheraLife

What is Pterigium?  


Pterygium (pronounced tur-IJ-ee-um), is a growth of pink, fleshy tissue on the conjunctiva, the clear tissue that lines your eyelids and covers your eyeball. It usually forms on the side closest to your nose and grows toward the pupil area.

What is a Pinguecula?


Pinguecula is a growth that looks like a yellow spot or bump on the conjunctiva. It often appears on the side of the eye near your nose. A pinguecula is a deposit of protein, fat, or calcium.

What is the difference between Pterigium and Pinguecula?  


 A pinguecula is a deposit of protein, fat, or calcium. Pterygium is a growth of fleshy tissue that may start as a pinguecula. It can remain small or grow large enough to cover part of the cornea. When this happens, it can affect your vision.

Here is my personal story


"I developed pterigium ( surfer’s eye) in both eyes in 2006 due to dry eyes.  I also started menopause in 2006 which can also cause dry eyes, dry mouth and other symptoms. My Tear Breakup Test is only 1 sec.  Normal is 10.  My Meibomian oil glands are also clogged.  I started taking Theralife Eye capsules, taking krill and fish oil;  doing hot compresses daily; drink purslane; quince juice; goji berries; kale.-all nutrients for the eyes. I also sleep with the gel hot compress over my eyes to keep my eye lids closed. I have high stress for years which makes dry eye symptoms worse. My cholesterol level is normal- hopefully this will prevent further clogging of the Meibomian glands.  There are many factors to affect dry eyes. However, since I started the TheraLife protocol, it is making a difference.  I am making more of my own natural tears, and  pterígium stopped being a problem.
I am grateful to have found TheraLife."


Albertina Lurenci- California  USA. 

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Rosacea and Demodex Blepharitis Are Closely Linked


Rosacea & Demodex Blepharitis Are Closely Linked

What is Rosacea? 

Rosacea is red spider veins on the face and nose, causing flushing of the face and inflammation.  Rosacea is believed to be genetically inherited and can affect the immune system.  Rosacea is considered an autoimmune disorder.


What is Demodex?

Demodex, a tiny mite that is a normal inhabitant of human facial skin, is often the cause in rosacea flare-ups just because its often found in greater numbers on the faces ofpeople with this rosacear.1, 2  New research is supporting the fact that Demodex may be the trigger that causes the symptoms and flares of Rosacea.
Demodex mites is a part of our normal microbes that we all have.  It is important to understand how it affects the flares and inflammation of people with Rosacea. 

What are Microbiomes? 

We humans need microbiomes in order to survive.  Many bacteria are necessary for a healthy gut, so we can absorb nutrients.  Taking Probiotics to stay healthy is highly recommended. 
Demodex mites are a natural part of the human microbiome, and they may serve a useful function by feeding off of dead skin cells. In fact, dead human skin cells are the largest component of household dust and, just like dust mitesDemodex folliculorum may be part of a natural cleaning system.6

The Demodex mite

Recent research has discovered that Demodex is observed to cause Rosacea as early as 1841.
A year later, a German dermatologist found Demodex-type mites in hair follicles, almost 100 years before human Demodex was first observed in the development of rosacea.7
Larget numbers of Demodex is very common in virtually all humans. In fact demodex exist in every adult over 18 years old.8   In fact two separate species of Demodex inhabit the skin of humans – D. folliculorum, which live in hair follicles primarily on the face as well as in the meibomian glands of the eyelids, and D. brevis, which live in the sebaceous glands of the skin.8,9
Demodex have often been found in 15 to 18 times greater numbers in rosacea patients than in healthy people,1,2. Medical scientists have proposed a variety of reasons about why this unusually high incidence may trigger inflammation in individuals with rosacea. A recent meta-analysis of 48 studies on Demodex found a significant association between the relative density of Demodex and the development of rosacea, suggesting that the mites may be involved in the disease process, according to Dr. Erin Lesesky, assistant professor of dermatology at Duke University.10

The debate is whether the higher incidence of Demodex is a cause or a result of rosacea, new evidence has increasingly suggested it may be the former.
In a recent key medical journal article, Dr. Fabienne Forton, a dermatologist in Brussels, Belgium, characterized the mites as a potential missing link in understanding the onset of subtype 2(papulopustular) rosacea.2 She hypothesized that skin infections and disruption of the skin barrier may set off a chain of inflammatory reactions in individuals with rosacea, noting that when the number of mites is reduced to normal through treatment the typical rosacea complaint of sensitive skin often disappears. Dr. Stanislaw Jarmuda and colleagues also found that while mite density is greater on the skin of individuals with rosacea, mites are even more dense in individuals with the bumps and pimples of papulopustular rosacea.9
Other research have shown a bacteria D. folliculorum's on the mites maybe associated with rosacea This bacterium was found to stimulate an immune response in some individuals with rosacea, This bacterium plus mites maybe true for those with ocular rosacea as well. Dr. Jianjing Li and colleagues at the Ocular Surface Center in Miami found a significant correlation between facial rosacea, infestation of the eyes with Demodex mites and reaction to B. oleronius.12
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Ocular Rosacea Starter Kit- Doctors Recommended

Reduce Inflammation, treat dry eyes, strongly anti-inflammatory, hot compress to unclog oil glands, eye lid cleanser to stop demodex. 


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Demodex references

1. Jarmuda S, O’Reilly N, Zaba R, et al. Potential role of Demodex mites and bacteria in the induction of rosacea. J Med Microbiol 2012;61:1504-1510.
2. Forton FMN. Papulopustular rosacea, skin immunity and Demodex: pityriasis folliculorum as a missing link. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol2012;26:19–28.
3. NIH Human Microbiome Project defines normal bacterial makeup of the body. National Institutes of Health June 13, 2012.
4. Marantz Henig R. Fat factors. New York Times Aug. 123, 2006.
5. Ackerman J. How bacterial affect our bodies protect our health. Scientific American May 15, 2012, pp.
6. House dust mite. Wikipedia Accessed 11/25/14.
7. Rusiecka-Ziółkowska J, Nokiel M, Fleischer M. Demodex – an old pathogen or a new one? Adv Clin Exp Med 2014;23:295–298.
8. Thoemmes MS, Fergus DJ, Urban J, Trautwein M, Dunn RR (2014) Ubiquity and diversity of human-associated Demodex mites. Public Library of Science One 9(8):e106265. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0106265.
9. Jarmuda S, O’Reilly N, Zaba R, et al. Potential role of Demodex mites and bacteria in the induction of rosacea. J Medical Microbiol2012;61:1504-1510.
10. Zhao YE, Wu LP, Peng Y, et al. Retrospective analysis of association between Demodex infestation and rosacea. Arch Dermatol2010;146(8):896-902.
11. Erbagci Z, Ozgoztaosi O. The significance of Demodex folliculorumdensity in rosacea. Int J Dermatol 1998;37:421-425.
12. 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.
13. Demodex surfaces again at summer AAD meeting. National Rosacea Society Weblog Accessed 11/25/14.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

How I Relieved My Chronic Dry Eyes from LASIK

 

How I Relieved My Chronic Dry Eyes from LASIK

This is my personal story.  I had chronic dry eyes and blepharitis.  

Why LASIK Gives You Dry Eyes?

It has been known LASIK surgery for vision correction can induce severe dry eyes even after many years. 

This is because cutting of the cornea resulted in uneven cornea surfaces, especially if the person has dry eyes to begin with.  The friction of an uneven cornea creates inflammation every time you blink.  Inflammation shuts down the tear secretion glands, creating more dry eyes.  This becomes a vicious cycle of inflammation and dry eyes.

What is Blepharitis? 


Blepharitis is a condition caused by inflammation of the conjunctiva or meibomian- this should not be confused with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction where Meibomian Glands may be clogged.  Most Blepharitis conditions are caused by inflammation from dry eyes.

TheraLife Eye relief dry eyes and blepharitis by restoring normal cell functions to tear secretion glands and reduce inflammation to achieve long lasting relief.

Here is my personal story:

"I hesitated to order these pills because of the cost and disappointment with other products. I'm so glad I gave this a try. I had dry eyes before LASIK surgery in 2007 and was still told I was a good candidate. After LASIK, two eye doctors diagnosed me with chronic blepharitis and age-related dry eye syndrome. I was miserable and all I could think of was how dry, red and painful my eyes were ALL THE TIME! I was on prescription eye drops that is suppose to reduce inflammation and on an antibiotic drop called Azasite. Both are very expensive. I started with the recommended four capsules of Theralife Enhanced twice a day. I took the pills after meals and reducing the dosage to two pills a day after my symptoms were gone. I still can't believe I have such total relief and I am so grateful for Theralife Enhanced. I very rarely use the lubricating eye drops I relied on before."
CL  Ohio

Theralife Can Help 

TheraLife Eye capsules relief dry eyes and blepharitis by restoring normal cell functions to tear secretion glands and reduce inflammation.  Relief your dry eyes with your own tears, no more drops.  
 

TheraLife Eye to relief dry eyes

Omega 3 Fish Oil - provide lubrication and anti-inflammatory

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

What Causes Watery Eyes?

What Causes Watery Eyes?


There are two major reasons for watering eyes - blocked tear ducts or over  production of tears. 

Majority of the watery eyes are caused by DRY EYES.
  • Blocked tear ducts – Infants sometimes are born with watery eyes. This problem goes away shortly as the tear ducts develop.

    A common cause of watery eyes in adults is blocked tear ducts, or ducts that are too narrow. Narrowed tear ducts usually is from swelling (inflammation) such as dry eyes.

    If a person's tear ducts are narrowed or blocked their tears can not drain and thus, build up in the tear sac. Stagnant tears in the tear sac increase the risk of eye infections.  The eye will start to  produce a sticky liquid, making the problem worse.

    Narrow drainage channels on the insides of the eyes can become blocked due to swelling or scarring from dry eye syndrome.
  • Over-production of tears - irritated eyes can produce more tears because the body is trying to rinse away the irritant. Some examples of irritants that can cause watery eyes include:
    • Dry Eyes- irritated, red, gritty, light sensitive, tired.
    • Chemicals, such as fumes, and even onions
    • Allergic conjunctivitis
    • Eye infections
    • Injury to the eye, such as a scratch or a bit of dirt
    • Trichiasis - inward-growing eyelashes, often caused by marginal entropion (the eye lid turns in at the edges towards the eye) which causes irritation.
    • Ectropion - this is when the lower eyelid turns outwards
The tears of some patients have a high fat (lipid) content. This may cause uneven spread of liquid across the eye, leaving dry patches which become painful, irritated and cause the eye to produce more tears.  This is what happens in chronic dry eyes.

Theralife Can Help
Doctors Recommended for Watery Dry Eyes.  

To stop watery dry eyes, relief dry eyes first, then your eyes will stop watering .  This will take 3 months on TheraLife Eye capsules. 

TheraLife Eye is not an eye drop.  It is a capsule that relief dry eyes from within to get balanced, sustainable tear production.  Eye drops simply add more fluid to your eyes that are already watery- making your eyes drier and drier.   Watery eyes do recover by using TheraLife Eye.  Start your relief today.

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Why Allergy Medications Can Lead to Dry Eyes & Glaucoma

 

 Allergy Medications Can Lead to Dry Eyes and Glaucoma.

Incidence of Allergy


The number of people has allergies or asthma is one in five!

Allergy patients can present themselves with itchy, red, watery and dry eyes. They often complain of having a constant cold.  Chronic dry eye is often associated with ocular allergy.  Want to know what medications are prescribed and how the doctors diagnose ocular allergies and more?  Read on - - - -

Allergy in the United States is very common and is considered a systemic condition that is treatable.  About one third of the patients who has allergies are not aware they have this condition.  Patients who suspect they suffer from allergies usually first visit their family practitioner, who may refer them to an allergist. These patients often end up taking an oral systemic medication, and treatment often leads to chronic dry eye, glaucoma and more eye issues.

Allergy Medications Affects Eyes


Although allergy also affects the eyes, systemic antihistamines are partially effective at alleviating ocular symptoms (e.g. itching and redness), and they have also been shown to contribute to secondary dry eye problems.

Many of your optometrists or ophthalmologists can refer you to an allergist. They should work as an integral team for this wide spread problem.

What are the Symptoms of Allergies


People, who have allergies often have these symptoms:
  1. Recurrent cold” that occurs around the same time every year,
  2. Profound Itchy- how this is different than dry eye.
    Dry eyes can have itching,m but its hallmarks are more the foreign body sensation, grittiness, discomfort and reflex tearing. And usually with allergy, there is more redness in the eye.”
  3. Lower lids may reveal dark half circles. This swelling and discoloration is indicative of allergy.
  4. Constantly rubbing nose up and down.    

Allergy and Glaucoma:


Allergists are aware that some allergy medications can cause the pupil to dilate and prompt angle-closure attacks in people who have very narrow angles or undiagnosed angle-closure glaucoma, building up intra-ocular pressure.

Allergy and Chronic Dry Eyes.

People being treated for chronic allergies are at risk for concomitant dry eye, as several OTC drugs contain preservatives that put patients at risk for this condition.  During the eye esamination, the eye doctor can be on the lookout for any signs of ocular dryness, via slit lamp exam.

Her is a list of  Prescription Medications are used to treat Allergy?

Intranasal Corticosteroids for Ocular Allergy- Veramust ( GlaxoSmithKline)
Prescription Ocular Allergy Drugs
► Alcaftadine 0.25% (Lastacaft, Allergan) Age of use: two years +, Dosing: q.d.
► Azelastine hydrochloride 0.05% (Optivar, Meda) Age of use: three years +, Dosing: b.i.d.
► Bepotastine besilate 1.5% (Bepreve, ISTA Pharmaceuticals) Age of use: two years, + Dosing: b.i.d.
► Cromolyn sodium 4% (Opticrom, Allergan) Age of use: four years +, Dosing: q.i.d.
► Emedastine difumarate 0.05% (Emadine, Meda) Age of use: three years +, Dosing: q.i.d.
► Epinastine HCI 0.05% (Elestat, Allergan) Age of use: three years +, Dosing: b.i.d.
► Lodoxamide tromethamine 0.1% (Alomide, Alcon) Age of use: two years +, Dosing: q.i.d.
► Loteprednol etabonate 0.2% (Alrex, Bausch + Lomb) Age of use: Safety and effectiveness in children has not been established. Dosing q.i.d.
► Loteprednol etabonate 0.5% (Lotemax, Bausch + Lomb) Age of use: Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established. Dosing: q.i.d.
► Nedocromil sodium 2% (Alocril, Allergan) Age of use: three years +, Dosing: b.i.d.
► Olopatadine hydrochloride 0.2% (Pataday, Alcon) Age of use: two years +, Dosing: q.d.
► Olopatadine hydrochloride 0.1% (Patanol, Alcon) Age of use: three years +, Dosing: b.i.d.
► Pemirolast potassium 0.1% (Alamast, Vistakon Pharmaceuticals, LLC)Age of use: three years +, Dosing: q.i.d.* Be sure to check these drugs for their individual preservative amounts. Which makes dry eye symptoms worse.
  1. 1. Spangler DL, Abelson MB, Ober A, Gomes PJ. Randomized, double-masked comparison of olopatadine ophthalmic solution, mometasone furoate monohydrate nasal spray, and fexofenadine hydrochloride tablets using the conjunctival and nasal allergen challenge models. Clin Ther. 2003 Aug;25(8): 2245-2267.
    2. Abelson MB, Welch DL. An evaluation of onset and duration of action of Patanol (olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.1%) compared to Claritin (loratadine 10 mg) tablets in acute allergic conjunctivitis in the conjunctival allergen challenge model. Acta Ophthalmol Scand Suppl. 2000;(230): 60-63.
    3. Ouslter GW, Workman DA, Torkildsen GL. An open-label, investigator masked, crossover study of the ocular drying effects of two antihistamines, topical epinastine and systemic loratadine, in adult volunteers with seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. Clin Ther 2007 Apr;29(4): 611-616.
    4. Pew Internet and American Life Project. Fox S. The Social Life of Health Information, 2011. http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Social-Life-of-Health-Info/Summary-of-Findings/Section-2.aspx
    5. Stewart MG. Identification and management of undiagnosed allergic rhinitis in adults and children. Clin Exp Allergy 2008;38(5):751-760.
    6. Rosenwasser LJ, Mahr T, Abelson MB, et al. A comparison of olopatadine 0.2% ophthalmic solution versus fluticasone furoate nasal spray for the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2008 Nov-Dec;29(6): 644-653.


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Why TheraLifeEye Enhanced?

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TheraLife Eye is an all-natural botanical product that does not have some of the side effects of anti-histamines (dehydration, dizziness, fatigue and Dry Eyes) or drugs.  TheraLifeâ Eye Enhanced has ingredients that relieve symptoms of Allergy Eyes as well as Dry Eyes. 

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For more information, see TheraLife  Dry Eye Benefits below:

1.  Allergy medications- we recommend Claritin – a mast cell stabilizer.
2.  Use a Hepa filter air cleaner

3. Leave outer clothing and shoes outside before coming into the house to avoid tracking allergens indoors.
DO NOT USE ANTIHISTAMINES – e.g. Benydryl, Claritin D

For additional information; please visit National Eye Institute:  nei.gov/

Monday, September 25, 2017

Importance of Vitamin D in Dry Eye Relief

Importance of Vitamin D in Dry Eye Relief

Recent clinical studies indicate people with Vitamin D deficiency is often associated with chronic dry eye syndrome.  

What are the symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency?

  • Tingling fingers and toes. 
  • Tired ALL the time.
  • Horrible, deep bone aches all night long.
  •  Dry, irritated eyes. 
  • Legs falling asleep in the middle of a 60 minute workout. 
  • Random "electric zings" that shot through calf and elbow that felt like someone just flicked ice cold water droplets on the skin, although nothing was ever there. 

 Clinical Research Study

This is an abstract of a recently published article 


This is an abstract from a  recent publication in Acta Opthalmol, May, 2017

Clinical study was done at Department of Ophthalmology at Hallym University Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital in Korea


The clinical study took people with dry eyes and control. They Evaluated people with Vitamin D deficiency measured in the blood, and dry eye measurements such as Tear Breakup Test, (TBUT) Shrimer's Test ( tear volume) and Ocular Surgace Disease INdex (OSDI), plus fluorescent staining.  
 
Results indicate TBUT and Tear Volume were directly correlated with Serum Vitamine D Deficiency.  
These 2 parameters, lack of tear volume ( lacrimal gland deficiency) and TBUT ( tear not thick enough) are the key factors in chronic dry eyes.   
 

Vitamin D's Role in Health

 

This very important vitamin has many positive effects on the body, including a role in

  • reducing inflammation, 

  • reducing the risk of depression and even death from cardiovascular disease. 

     

    • It may also play a role in the prevention of Diabetes, Hypertension, Multiple Sclerosis, asthma, sleep apnea, dental caries, and allergy. 

     

    Who is at Risk 


    low vitamin D levels have also been associated with increased dry eye signs and symptoms, Those at higher risk include individuals who are homebound (or work-bound!), vegans, obese individuals, or those with reduced kidney or GI function, to name a few. It’s estimated that one in every two people are at risk for Vitamin D deficiency, and that risk increases with age.
     

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Jin KW, Ro JW, Shin YJ, Hyon JY, Wee WR, Park SG. Acta Ophthalmol. 2017 May;95(3):e230-e235.
 
References
 1. Lu X, Elizondo RA, Nielsen R, et al. Vitamin D in Tear Fluid. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Sep;56(10):5880-7.
2. Alsalem JA, Patel D, Susarla R, et al. Characterization of vitamin D production by human ocular barrier cells. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Apr 7;55(4):2140-7.
3. Yin Z, Pintea V, Lin Y, Hammock BD, Watsky MA. Vitamin D enhances corneal epithelial barrier function. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Sep 21;52(10):7359-64.
4. Reichrath J. Vitamin D and the skin: an ancient friend, revisited. Exp Dermatol. 2007 Jul;16(7):618-25.
5. Need AG, O'Loughlin PD, Horowitz M, Nordin BE. Relationship between fasting serum glucose, age, body mass index and serum 25 hydroxyvitamin D in postmenopausal women. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2005 Jun;62(6):738-41.
6. Jin KW, Ro JW, Shin YJ, Hyon JY, Wee WR, Park SG. Correlation of vitamin D levels with tear film stability and secretion in patients with dry eye syndrome. Acta Ophthalmol. 2017 May;95(3):e230-e235.