Dry Eye Disease and Tear Film Evaporation to be Topic of Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water Radio Show

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Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Founder and radio show host Sharon Kleyne discusses how Spring is dry eye and allergy season and how the most common dry eye cause – evaporation of tear film water – suggests an often overlooked therapy.

Fresh water advocate and radio commentator Sharon Kleyne has been studying dry eye for decades and has worked closely with leading ophthalmologists and eye researchers. Kleyne has never understood why – if the primary symptom of dry eye is the evaporation of water content from the protective tear film that covers the ocular surface – that water supplementation is not the logical first therapeutic step in alleviating symptoms.

Kleyne and her medical collogues are concerned that no common source of dry eye information mentions water supplementation in their otherwise outstanding publications.*

*National Eye Institute (NEI), “Facts about dry eye,” last reviewed August, 2009. https://www.nei.nih.gov/health/dryeye/dryeye

With the spring dry eye and allergy season underway, Kleyne believes the timing is ideal to discuss dry eye, dehydration, and tear film water evaporation on her Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio show. She will do so on her upcoming broadcast of May 18, 2015. For a podcast, go to http://www.SharonKleyneHour.com.

The syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio show, hosted by fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne, is heard weekly on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. The education oriented show is sponsored by Bio-Logic Aqua® Research, founded by Kleyne and specializing in fresh water, atmosphere and dehydration. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is the Research Center’s signature product for dry eye.

The surface of the eye, Kleyne explains, is 99 percent water. A loss of only two percent of the tear film’s water content can trigger an inflammatory reaction accompanied by numerous symptoms – itching and burning eyes, blurred vision, headaches, fatigue, etc.

The tear film can lose water content, according to Kleyne, either from diminished tear production by the lachrymal (tear) glands or by increased evaporation of water vapor from the tear film into the atmosphere.

Whatever the cause, says Kleyne, dry eye can be made much worse by two factors: Dehydration of the body due to not drinking enough water; and a dry or polluted external environment that increases evaporative pressure on the ocular surface.

When it’s hot out, according to Kleyne, the molecules in liquid water – including water in the tear film – move around more quickly and become prone to shooting out of the water and entering the atmosphere as water vapor. This phenomenon is readily observed by watching the steam rise out of a cup of hot coffee. When so much water evaporates that hot air becomes saturated with humidity, evaporation slows. However, hot air also causes the skin to cool itself by perspiring, which depends on the ability of perspiration to evaporate. When it’s very humid out, perspiration evaporates too slowly and does not cool so the body puts out more and more perspiration.

Perspiration draws water directly from the blood, says Kleyne, which can quickly dehydrate the entire body. Dehydration, in turn, can affect tear gland functioning and the amount of water available to replenish a water depleted tear film.

Skin surface evaporation, Kleyne adds, can be slowed by the application of an oil-based moisture sealing lotion. Eye drops can slow tear film evaporation but they also disrupt the natural tear film structure and do not add supplemental water.

Tear film water, Kleyne has found, can be replenished in two ways; either by drinking more water or by applying a fresh water mist to the eyes.* Kleyne recommends drinking eight glasses per day, of which four should be consumed as full glasses and not sipped. Drink two upon rising.

  • Berger, S, “Does drinking more water help dry eye?” Livestrong.com, August 16, 2013


In addition, the application of an ultra-fine water mist in front of the eyes creates an envelope of humidity that is readily absorbed by the tear film. If the tear film doesn’t need water, nothing is absorbed. If the tear film is water deficient, only the exact amount of water that is needed will be absorbed.

Nature’s Tears EyeMist, from Kleyne’s Bio-Logic Aqua® research, is a patented all water mist that acts as a tear film supplement for dry eyes.

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