Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 10, 2012
Dr. Philip Paden, a Medford, Oregon, Ophthalmologist and Clinical Director of the Paden Eye Care Center, has released the results of a clinical study of Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, a personal eye humidifying product from Bio-Logic Aqua Research. Dr. Paden conducted the study over several years, during which he supplied free samples to and obtained feedback from over 10,000 patients.
"Prior to the introduction of Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®,” Dr. Paden notes, “I never had an enthusiastic response from patients to any dry eye product. Ophthalmologists and optometrists had been hoping for a better product because these unhappy patients are a several times a day reality in our practices."
Sharon Kleyne, Founder and Chairman of Bio-Logic Aqua Research recently announced Dr. Paden’s findings. "I always had faith," said Mrs. Kleyne, "that patients suffering from dry eye symptoms, which can be extremely uncomfortable, debilitating and dangerous if left untreated, would find all-natural relief from this product. The study by Dr. Paden confirms what I knew all along."
"Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is a unique product that differs significantly from eye drops," says Dr. Paden. "Misting micron-sized droplets of essentially pure water into the tear film allows us to replace evaporated water in a precise way, without washing away the existing tear film and losing the mucin, lipid layer, beneficial proteins, antibodies, enzymes and growth factors."
For the study, Dr. Paden gave Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® samples to 10 to 15 patients a day for over nine years. All patients had come to his office with complaints of dry, burning or irritated eyes and/or blurring or tearing while reading or while using computers. The mist was given out along with a sample of artificial tears eye drops from various manufacturers. Many patients had also tried one of more conventional products in the past, so much of the feedback was in comparison to the myriad of eye drop products on the market.
"To understand this feedback," says Dr. Paden, "one must realize that when addressing the very common complaints of burning, blurring, tearing, and irritated eyes, we are primarily treating subjective patient complaints. These are often the only reason that the patient called for an appointment."
According to Dr. Paden, the most remarkable result of this uncontrolled, anecdotal survey was patient enthusiasm. Feedback on all other eye drop, ointment, eyewash and nutritional supplement products for dry eye had always been lukewarm at best: "Better than nothing," "helps for a little while," or "doesn’t help."
Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® inspired such comments as, "I love that stuff" or "it’s better than all the other products".
Contributing to this patient enthusiasm, according to Dr. Paden, is the absence of the side-effects of burning, stinging, and blurring. All chemically compounded eye drops cause these problems in certain patients due to their thickening polymers and chemical nature. Because Nature’s Tears® Eye Mist® contains only all-natural, pH balanced water, the product cannot cause these side-effects.
Besides patient enthusiasm for the relief of symptoms, convenience of administration must be considered. One cannot safely instill artificial tear drops, for example, while driving on a busy freeway. But misting in this situation is easy and not dangerous. None of the drops or ointment products offers the possibility of frequent, convenient dosing, and frequent dosing is the key to relief in many patients.
Sharon Kleyne concluded that, "The enthusiastic response of so many of Dr. Paden’s patients demonstrates the enormous global potential and humanitarian benefit of Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®. No other product generates so much patient enthusiasm and no other product is as frequently described as ‘the most effective product available’."
The Paden study, according to Mrs. Kleyne, was followed up in 2011 and 2012 by a nationwide survey of over 7,000 ophthalmologists and optometrists, who also expressed "enthusiasm and support" for Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®.
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