Chinese Suffer Dry Eye Due To Over-Evaporation Of Tear Film

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Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® Enters China to Defeat Dry Eye Symptoms. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Brings Dry Eye Relief to China.

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Three years ago, results of a comprehensive study of dry eye syndrome in China were released and water advocate Sharon Kleyne paid attention. A 2014 major systematic review and meta-analysis conducted by The Department of Ophthalmology and the Department of Cardiovascular Ultrasound, both at The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University suggest that DES (Dry Eye Syndrome) increases with age. For instance, the Shihpai Eye Study found that 33.7% of people aged 65 in Taiwan were symptomatic. Women were shown to be especially susceptible to DES by a ratio of 64 to 1 (64 women for every man). People with Type 2 diabetes were also more likely to suffer from DES. Other risk factors for DES include alcohol, smoking, allergies, contact lens wear, computer use and ocular and systemic medications. The study also highlighted regional differences. Western China and Northern China had many more cases of DES than Central, Eastern and Southern China. Harkening back to an earlier study which showed that there is a strong link between ultraviolet radiation and DES, the current study suggests that Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau of Western China has high altitudes, long hours of sunlight and strong ultraviolet radiation that contributes to DES.

Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® and host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, likes tom put part of the focus of her radio show on this situation and she recently talked on the air about the prevalence of dry eye syndrome and its risk factors in Mainland China. Kleyne pointed to the disturbing conclusion three years ago that 17% of the Chinese population suffers from DES while today the number is closer to 25%. “Dry eye in China is out of control,” Kleyne said.

“These are disturbing findings,” said Kleyne, “but relief is on the way.” John D. Ng, MD, MS, FACS, Chief—Ocular Plastics, Orbital and Reconstructive Surgery and a professor at Oregon Health & Science University is certain that he’s found the best solution available in today’s marketplace. “Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®,” said Ng, “has been an invaluable asset in rehabilitation of patients. I have been recommending this treatment for over 17 years and can attest to its benefit, its ease of use and lack of side effects as it is pure water without preservatives.” This product, developed and distributed by Kleyne and her research center at Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® is about to be released in Mainland China.

“Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is applied with a personal hand-held humidifying device,” said Kleyne. “The device emits a pure, pH balanced, 100% Trade Secret tissue culture grade water in a patented micron-size mist. It supplements the eye’s tear film. “With Natures Tears® EyeMist®,” Kleyne said, “Deeply abused and irritated eyes are supplemented with pure water and that’s what dry eyes need. Eye drops provide temporary chemical relief,” Kleyne continued, “eye drops can become addictive and even make the dry eye condition worse.” Why? Because eye drops only trap water on the eye’s tear film; eye drops do not supplement the tear film or the evaporation of water (moisture) of the eyelids.” Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® does supplement both.”

Dry eye disease, Kleyne explained, is a major evaporation of water deficiency of the tear film disorder. Dry eye causes discomfort, vision impairment (red eye, blurred vision, stinging) and instability of the tear film due to excess evaporation of the eye’s water vapor. The eye must be supplemented daily with pure water to maintain a healthy water life science® lifestyle. Tear film evaporation and instability are especially dangerous for they can lead to damage of the ocular surface. In many cases in which dry eye is not addressed, the end result is blindness.

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