Dr Michael Lange uses Natural Dry Eye Treatments
Dr Michael Lange has been using natural dry eye treatments for over 25 years successfully with his patients. He very rarely has to use any medications since the natural approach works so well. The approach consists of cleaning the lids, heating the lids, lubricating the eyes and nutrification of the meibomain glands.
Cleaning the lids is accomplished by using a simple diluted solution of baby shampoo and lather up the lids once a day at bed time. This is an inexpensive option for cleaning the lids however not the best option. A better option for cleaning and killing potential Demodex mites would be to use Cliradex foam or wipes before bed. Dr Lange’s first choice for proper lid hygiene is Cliradex.
Cliradex for blepharitis, if in doubt use Cliradex
Heating the lids can be accomplished with a warm wash cloth as a simple inexpensive option or using a Bruder Mask as a better option. Heating of the lids will help open up the meibomian glands to secrete a healthy tear layer.
Lubricating, Dr Michael Lange likes two preservative free lubricating eye drops that both contain small amounts of hyluaranic acid. Dr Lange likes Oasis tears Plus the best and his second choice for dry eye lubrication is Blink Preservative Free drops.
Nutrification of the meibomian glands is the final step in Natural dry eye treatment. Dr Michael Lange has developed a concentrated Triglyceride form omega 3 fish oil called Fortifeye Super Omega. Dr Lange has done multiple omega index studies to help determine how much of this omega 3 a person needs to gain the health benefits. In omega index studies utilizing Fortifeye Super Omega patients under 250 lbs had an omega index between 9.2-11 while taking 1600 mg of Fortifeye Super Omega ( two capusles daily) . A therapeutic heart healthy level on omega index is anything above an 8.
Fortifeye Super Omega a great way to help inflammation
When patients follow this natural dry eye treatment protocol a good percentage will respond with improved dry eye signs and symptoms. go to www.fortifeye.com to learn more about these items and /or purchase.
Michael Lange OD has developed protocol for the treatment of dry eye that works quite well without the use of any prescription drugs. Dr Lange uses this protocol for all of his dry eye patients.
The Meibomian glands become blocked and the best way to keep them open so they can secrete the crucial outer lipid layer of tear film is to apply heat to the lids one to two times a day for ten minutes while gently massaging the lid margins. Using a warm wash cloth or Dr Lange’s choice is the Bruder Mask. Michael Lange OD also says the addition of a good triglyceride form omega 3 fish oil is an important step in keeping the Meibomian glands open. This omega 3 fish oil will reduce inflammation in the Meibomian glands and allow for a much healthier clearer tear film secretion. Dr Lange developed Fortifeye Super Omega that has an EPA of 860 and a DHA of 580 in two gel caps for the natural treatment of dry eyes. learn more at http://www.fortifeye.com
A good lubricating eye drop that is preservative free and contains hyluranic acid is Dr Langes choice. The two tear supplements Dr Lange uses mostly are Oasis Tears Plus and Blink tears. Many patients will need the addition of a special drop called Retaine to help replenish the depleted lipid layer until the Meibomian glands start to function properly.
Good lid hygiene is also an important step in the natural treatment of dry eyes. Using a lid scrub like occusoft or cliradex will help to reduce the bacterial flora that hangs out on the lids. Careful attention must be taken when using the lid scrub application to meticulously clean all the debris from the lashes and lid margins. Once the lids are completely cleaned the Meibomian glands will function much better and dry eye symptoms will be greatly reduced.
Michael Lange OD states if these simple steps discussed in the above paragraphs are followed a large percent of dry eye symptoms will go away. most of the things mentioned in the article can be purchased at http://www.fortifeye.com or at any Lange Eye Care location or your local eye doctor.