Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne Urges Blepharitis Dry Eye Education

Radio Host Kleyne Wants You To Stand Up To Dry Eye Blepharitis

Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, has earned an international reputation as the global expert on dehydration of the eyes and skin due to excessive evaporation of the body's water vapor. Now Kleyne wants you to learn all there is to know about dry eye disease and blepharitis.

"Lipids (fatty oils) protect the tear film from excessive evaporation," Kleyne revealed, "yet individuals with low lipid production exhibit high tear film evaporation, low tear flow and other dry eye symptoms." Inflammation also plays a central role in dry eye disease and its symptoms. "One type of inflammation strongly associated with dry eye disease," Kleyne said, "is Blepharitis, or eyelid inflammation. The majority of blepharitis patients," Kleyne added, "also suffer from dry eye symptoms." Kleyne wants you to wake up to the fact that Blepharitis is very common, with many causes, and that the lipid secreting meibomian glands, located within the eyelid, are almost always involved. Kleyne, America's leading water educator, researcher and advocate and the host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America points out that dry eye disease afflicts more than 250,000 Americans and 400,000 Chinese each year. The dry eye industry around the globe is costing more than a billion dollars a year.

Kleyne detailed dry eye disease symptoms, which include itching, blurring, burning, irritation, eyestrain, headache, and/or a 'grainy' sensation. The ultimate cause of dry eye disease is over-concentration of salt (electrolyte) due to moisture (water) loss in the tear film's aqueous layer. This moisture loss is a result of dehydration caused by evaporation of the tear film's water vapor. When moisture is depleted, electrolyte and other substances become over-concentrated and discomfort results. But when the electrolyte is properly diluted, discomfort disappears. Yet, several important dermatologic conditions and diseases, such as acne rosacea (reddening and inflammation of the nose and forehead), are known to increase both eyelid and ocular surface inflammation. Seborrheic dermatitis is associated with scaling skin lesions, dandruff and inflammation that also affect the eyelids.

Three primary types of blepharitis.

  1. Obstructive. This condition is marked by hardening (hyperkeratinization) of the eyelid margin and meibomian gland ducts within the eyelid. The flow of lipids produced by the meibomian glands are not only obstructed when this condition is present, but the lipids are thicker. Since the lipids protect the tear film from excessive evaporation, individuals with blepharitis exhibit high tear film evaporation, low tear flow and other dry eye symptoms. Examination of the eyelid could reveal missing glands that had previously been obstructed and were subsequently absorbed.
  2. Seborrheic. Individuals with seborrheic dermatitis (patches of red, inflamed skin caused by overproduction in the skin's sebaceous or oil glands), often exhibit seborrheic blepharitis as well, marked by increased (rather than decreased) lipid production from the meibomian glands. Lipids are not obstructed or thickened and tear film evaporation is usually not elevated. Eyelid examination reveals normal morphology of the meibomian glands. However, patients with seborrheic blepharitis have dry eye more frequently than the normal population.
  3. Bacterial. Bacterial overgrowth on the eyelid margin also creates inflammation and contributes to eyelid hardening, causing meibomian gland obstruction. All eyelids have bacterial flora and there is little difference among individuals as to the types of bacteria that eyelids harbor. Genetic mechanisms are also a factor since the level of free cholesterol partly determines the nature and extent of bacterial overgrowth.

In 2002, Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® developed a system that emulates the air's natural humidity by applying moisture as an ultra-fine, pH-balanced (<7.0) water mist around the face rather than in the eyes. The mist droplets penetrate the lipid layer like saddle soap penetrates a saddle: The oils part, the droplets pass, and the oil closes. This new hydrotherapy discovery, for the first time, enables individuals to take personal control over dry eyes through a simple and safe daily (or even hourly) moisture supplementation process.

"With Natures Tears® EyeMist®," Kleyne asserted, "tired and irritated eyes are supplemented with all natural, pH-balanced (6.49), Trade Secret tissue culture grade water that is ideal for tear film penetration, and that's what exactly what eyes challenged by dry eye symptoms and blepharitis need. Nature's Tears® EyeMist® supplements the tear lens." Kleyne stressed that Nature's Tears® EyeMist® is applied with a personal hand-held humidifying device emitting a pure, pH balanced, 100% Trade Secret tissue culture grade water in a patented micron mist. It is the only product of its kind on the international market to supplement water loss of the tear film. Kleyne also said that the product is endorsed by more than 22,000 ophthalmologists and optometrists nationwide and was successfully test-marketed in more than 70,000 outlets.

Kleyne is thoroughly committed to educating people around the world about the dangerous consequences of dry eye disease, blepharitis and the growing global water crisis. Kleyne also teaches the health dangers associated with dehydration due to excess evaporation of the earth's water vapor. In doing so," Kleyne said, "I remind people to wash their hands and keep their fingers out of their eyes. I also encourage them to create a new, healthy Water Life Science® lifestyle."

Kleyne wants readers, consumers, listeners and other interested parties to visit for more information about this new water technology and water lifestyle. "Get educated," says Kleyne. "Dry eye disease, dry eye blepharitis, poor lifestyle choices and lack of education can create numerous problems that could lead to serious eye disease, eye cancer and blindness."