The Truth about Dry Eye, Water and the Cornea

freeimage-1974658The importance of water in relieving dry eye symptoms and maintaining corneal health was discussed during two on-air interviews by Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research and host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour, with Harvard Corneal Researcher Dr. Ula Jurkunas, a clinician scientist heading corneal research and with Lasik pioneer Dr. Marguerite McDonald, a clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at NYU and refractive eye surgeon.

According to the aforementioned doctors, nearly everyone experiences dry eye and eye dehydration symptoms, including infants. Dry eye caused by dry air and diet accounts for 80% of eye doctor visits in the United States. Dry eye can lead to blindness.

Doctors Jurkunas and McDonald agreed with Mrs. Kleyne that loss of water in the tear film is the underlying cause of dry eye. According to Dr. Jurkunas, “It is important to keep the cornea clear and hydrated. When the tear film is too dry, the cornea becomes somewhat irritated and opaque.” According to Dr. McDonald, “When the tear film lacks sufficient water, small corneal ulcers can begin.” Chronic dry eye could cause loss of vision.

Dr. Jurkunas explains that chronic dry eye, eye infections, allergies, and other conditions, can lead to a permanent impairment in the production of corneal stem cells.

Dr. McDonald reported that dry eye disease is a health crisis in the United States that can lead to severe eye discomfort, loss of work productivity, stress, fatigue, allergies, impaired vision, and, ultimately, blindness.

Sharon Kleyne revealed research has discovered that dry eye and tear film dehydration can be caused by numerous environmental conditions, including dry air, polluted air, improper diet, sugar, lack of sleep, climate change, wind, insulated walls and windows, forced air heating and cooling - and most importantly, not drinking enough water.

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