Thursday, December 28, 2017

How is Watery Dry Eyes Diagnosed?

How is watering eye diagnosed? 

Do you have watery eyes all day.  Eye doctor's told you that you have dry eyes, only to prescribe more eye drops, maybe even tried to plug up your tear ducts (punctal plugs) making your watery eyes worse.  Tried prescription eye drops with no results.  Your eyes are getting drier and drier- with tears running down your cheek.

Watery eyes are mostly from allergies or dry eyes.  A general practioner (GP) or any eye care doctors should be able to diagnose it easily. 

Here is how to diagnose watery dry eyes

1.  Probe to see if tear duct is blocked under anesthesia.  If blockage exist, they may use a dye to check the exact location of the blockage using X-ray.

A probe might be inserted into the narrow drainage channels on the inside of the eye (canaliculi) to see whether they are blocked.

2.  Diagnoses for dry eyes- stain the eyes using fluorescene dye and look for dry spots on the cornea.  Dry eye history can also be helpful to see if the dry eye condition existed before eyes became watery.

Both tear volume ( Schirmer's test) or tear viscosity test ( Tear Breakup Test) cannot be measured in watery eyes, the cornea condition and dry eye history are the best approaches.

TheraLife Can Help

TheraLife Eye is a capsule, not an eye drop, which works to stimulate and restore normal functions to your tear secretion glands.  Allowing you to secrete balanced, sustainable tears on your own.  This is the only way watery dry eyes can be treated.  No Drops, No Drugs, All Natural.

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 

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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.


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.


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.

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.

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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