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Michael Lange OD dry eye treatment without drugs.


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.comnew-omega-3-268x300

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 or at any Lange Eye Care location or your local eye doctor.

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Michael Lange OD develops DNA directed eye vitamins for Macular Degeneration

Michael Lange OD, CNS in front of The Lange Eye institute in The Villages.

Michael Lange OD, CNS in front of The Lange Eye Insitute in The Villages.

Michael Lange OD, talk show host, optometrist and nutrition specialist developes DNA directed nutritional supplements for macular degeneration. Michael Lange OD, CNS has combined all of the latest research into the new line of genotype directed nutritional supplements for macular degeneration by Fortifeye Vitamins. The newest formula is called Zinc Free Macular Defense. The latest research indicates a relatively high percentage of patients with DNA for macular degeneration may progress more rapidly while taking zinc. These new studies also indicate a percent of macular degeneration patients will benefit from supplemental zinc! Dr. Michael Lange states ” Doctors that are making nutritional supplement recommendations for patients with macular degeneration should do a simple in office DNA test to see what category these patients fall in and then make sound nutritional supplement recommendations based on the patients genotype.” Michael Lange OD has developed six different levels of supplements for the macular degeneration patients based on age, weight, level of disease and DNA. The newest formula is called Fortifeye Zinc Free Macular Defense and will be available end of October. Dr Lange has 9 locations throughout Florida that are involved in Genetic testing and nutritional counseling for macular degeneration. learn more about DNA directed vitamins for macular degeneration at . go to Dr. Langes blog at

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Natural Dry Eye Relief by Michael Lange OD, CNS

Michael Lange OD discusses Natural Dry Eye Relief and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction treatment

Michael Lange OD, CNS in front of The Lange Eye Insitute in The Villages.

Michael Lange OD, CNS in front of The Lange Eye Insitute in The Villages.

Dr. Michael Lange founder of Lange Eye Care, Syndicated Radio Talk show host of “Ask the Dr” and Certified Nutrition Specialist has developed four clinically proven steps to give dramatic dry eye relief to the majority of dry eye patients.

1. A condition causing the lids to become quite inflamed,red and crusty called blepharitis is a main cause of dry eyes and meibomian gland dysfunction. Good lid hygiene is a crucial step in natural dry eye relief. Michael Lange OD recommends cleansing the lids and lid margins with a commercial preparation called occusoft lid scrub. The scrubbing will eliminate much of the bacterial flora that can clog the Meibomian glands. This lid scrub with occusoft will help to reduce the staph bacterial flora that blocks the meibomian glands. If the patient continues to have a chronic red-eye with inflamed lid margins then it could be a form of blepharitis related to a parasite called Demodex. Demodex is a small parasite that reproduces in the hair follicle at night. The demodex may cause lids to become red, inflamed, crusty , and itch ( demodex blepharitis). It is important to wipe the lashes and lid margins with a special pre medicated pad called cliradex right before bed. Cliradex has the demodex killing properties derived from tea tree oil and is extremely effective for the treatment of demodex related blepharitis and secondary dry eyes. Scrub lashes first with occusoft, rinse then rub the Cliradex onto lashes and lids before bed and do not rinse. This combination of lid hygiene will help to eliminate the microbial flora ( staph and demodex) that is blocking the Meibomian glands and causing the dry eyes. The meticulous cleaning of the lids and lid margins with occusoft and or cliradex will improve the functioning of the meibomian glands and help reduce dry eye symptoms naturally.

2. The most important step in natural dry eye relief is proper nutrition. The majority of Americans are deficient in omega 3 with an Omega index score around 4 . Omega index is the ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 in blood. Omega index should be over 8 to gain the therapeutic health benefits. Take a good triglyceride form omega 3 fish oil with a minimum of 1500 mg of omega 3
The correct dosage of omega 3 will reduce inflammation in the Meibomian glands and improve the tear production. Most patients will have a dramatic improvement in the tear production from the Meibomian glands after starting a good omega 3 supplement. Fortifeye Super Omega gives the ratio of DHA and EPA that has been used in large dry eye clinics throughout the world. Omega index studies indicate that two per day dosing of Fortifeye Super Omega will bring the omega index to an average between 9.1 and 11 in patients under 240 lbs. The goal is to bring the omega index to a minimum of 8. People over 240 lbs may need to double the concentration of omega 3 to get the same results. Most patients with dry eyes and meibomian gland dysfunction will improve by starting the optimal dosage and form of omega 3 fish oil. However some moderate to marked dry eye symptoms may need some additional nutritional help. Dr. Michael Lange recommends adding 6mg of astaxanthin due to its antioxidant and anti inflammatory effects. Astaxanthin is the hottest nutrient in the supplement business at this time due to its incredible health benefits.
Astaxanthin for dry eye is rapidly gaining a strong foothold in the natural medicine realm. Astaxanthin is a super carotenoid derived from algae. Astaxanthin when added to omega 3 fish oil will enhance the anti inflammatory effects. Astaxanthin will also help to reduce dry tired eye symptoms. Astaxanthin has many other amazing health benefits. I recommend using an organically grown algae called astareal. The combination of triglyceride form omega 3 and 6 mg of astaxanthin will help combat against oxidation and inflammation in the eye and entire body. This combination will also improve circulation to the eye and may indirectly help other eye problems like glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. One final nutrient that can be added for the more extreme dry eye is GLA from Black currant seed oil. I like a ratio of close to 10 to 1 GLA to omega 3. 140-160 mg of GLA in addition to 1400-1600 mg of omega 3 fish oil is ideal. The exact combination can be obtained by taking two Fortifeye super omega along with 140mg- 160 mg of GLA. GLA has some additional anti inflammatory properties that stimulate series one prostaglandins and aids in healthy tear production. The triple whammy of dry eye nutrition is TG form omega 3, Astaxanthin and GLA. GLA for dry eye when used in combination with omega 3 and astaxanthin works very well. This combination is also great for skin and joint health

3.Meibomian glands may become blocked with time. Meibomian glands often times need a jump-start to help them secrete a healthier tear film. Heating and massaging the lid margins is crucial to unblock the meibomian glands so the glands can secrete the outer layer of tear film. This needs to be done for 10-15 minutes 2 times a day. The use of a warm wash cloth is an inexpensive way to do this but I have found that the Brueder Mask is the best way to continuously do this treatment. This is a mask that u put in microwave for 20 seconds and then Velcro around your face for 10-15 minutes two times a day. While the mask is on the eyes gently massage the lid margins to help un clog the blocked glands. This mask will also help cut inflammation around and under the eyes. The Brueder eye hydrating mask can last up to two to three years without being replaced. This mask is only $25 and makes the hot compresses a very simple and relaxing task.

4. Artificial tears are important to use frequently in initial phases of natural dry eye treatment. Using a good unpreserved artificial tear that has some hyaluranic acid for relief of dry eyes is my first choice. I recommend either Oasis tears plus or Blink to minimize dry eye symptomatology and both have hyaluronic acid in them . Hyaluaronic acid has some anti inflammatory effects and makes these two lubricating eye drops my first choice for dry eyes. For the extreme dry eyes and Meibomian gland dysfunction patients I like adding a special lubricating eye drop called Retain MGD. Retain MGD helps to replenish the outer lipid layer of tear film that may be deficient in Meibomian gland dysfunction patients. This combination helps to replenish all layers of the tear film. Combining oasis tears plus with Retain MGD with about ten minutes in between drops will help extreme dry eyes. These unpreserved lubricating eye drops can be used as frequently as necessary to get dry eye relief.

Michael Lange OD states if the four steps above are followed carefully most people with dry eye and meibomian gland problems will improve. Many people will notice improvements in as little as five days but it will take up to four months to gain the full potential for dry eyes. These steps will in many cases eliminate the need to have more expensive dry eye procedures like Meibomian gland probing, lipiflow dry eye treatment or IPL laser dry eye treatment performed. Dry eye kits including everything mentioned above are available at a discounted price at I recommend all readers of this blog see their local optometrist or ophthalmologist if they have any problems with their eyes. This blog is for educational purposes only. If you are in the Florida area come by one of the 10 Lange Eye Care locations. , Dry eye will affect every one sooner or later in life and a natural approach to treat dry eyes is the best approach.

Everything discussed in this article can be purchased at or u can call 866 503 9746

Michael Lange OD, CNS (Board Certified Optometric Physician and Certified Nutrition Specialist) 10/07/2013

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Michael Lange OD develops genotype-directed nutritional therapy for macular degeneration

Michael Lange OD, CNS has developed genotype-directed nutritional therapy for macular degeneration patients.

Michael Lange OD, CNS in front of The Lange Eye institute in The Villages.

Michael Lange OD, CNS in front of The Lange Eye Insitute in The Villages.

Michael Lange OD has been involved in the research and development of nutritional supplements for eye care for nearly 20 years he has followed all of the studies related to nutrition, DNA and Macular degeneration very closely. He has developed an entire line of genotype-directed supplements for macular degeneration under Fortifeye Vitamins name.

Dr. Langes most recent development is a zinc free antioxidant for macular degeneration patients in response to new study recently published. The newest studies suggest that a percentage of macular degeneration patients with specific genotypes may actually be harmed by taking zinc and some may benefit from taking zinc and antioxidants. The only way to determine whether zinc is good or bad is to have a genetic DNA test for macular degeneration. This is a simple in office DNA test that will determine what particular type of DNA a macular degeneration patient has and allow eye care providers to customize their nutritional regiment. Genotype-directed nutritional therapy could result in significantly improved future outcomes for many patients with macular degeneration. DNA testing should become the gold standard to help the eye care provider determine which supplement is best for the patient. Dr. Lange and other nutritional experts agree that no more than 40mg of zinc should be taken daily. Dr. Lange states this will only enhance patient care for the macular degeneration patient. Any doctors recommending nutritional therapies for their patients with ARMD should make an effort to have their DNA checked. This is a procedure covered by their insurance and medicare. Dr. Lange states “we have been seeing really good response to nutritional therapy for macular degeneration patients over the last 20 years now I expect we will see even better results”.

Fortifeye Vitamins has different formulas that can be recommended based on patients age, weight, disease entity and specific DNA. Eye Care providers all over the world are recommending Fortifeye.

View recent study here: CFH and ARMS2 Genetic Polymorphisms Predict Response to Antioxidants and Zinc in Patients with Age-related MacularDegeneration.

For maximum absorption, these vitamins should be taken in three divided doses with food. Fortifeye Zinc Free Macular Defense can be taken alone or in conjunction with Fortifeye Super Omega-3 and/or Fortifeye Focus. Fortifeye Vitamin formulas have helped thousands through out the world to maintain and even regain their independence through better vision and health. Fortifeye Zinc Free Macular Defense gives hope to many through proper nutrition providing support for healthy eyes and total body wellness.

Fortifeye Zinc Free Macular Defense Supplemental Facts and more information on ordering go to

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Natural Dry Eye Treatment and Natural Meibomian Gland treatment by Michael Lange OD, CNS

Patients are looking for a natural treatment for dry eyes and meibomian gland dysfunction. I have worked with patients for over 20 years in the area of natural dry eye treatment with excellent results. Meibomian gland dysfunction is ultimately the reason the patient is symptomatic! When we clear up the meibomian glands then the lids become less red and swollen and the eyes become less dry. If both optometrists and ophthalmologists would take the time to educate their patients on these natural approaches to treating dry eyes we would have a much happier and healthier group of patients. However with huge cutbacks in medicare and very small reimbursements from HMOs doctors are seeing more patients and spending less time with each patients. The doctor will write a script for a drug and send you out the door. It takes time for the eye doctor to educate the patient on the natural dry eye treatment that is available. I have developed a simple quick 4 step article that will help both doctors and patients understand natural dry eye treatment and natural meibomian gland treatment . learn more at
go to this link for a more detailed article on natural dry eye treatment.

Michael Lange OD, CNS 9/28/2013

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Michael Lange OD talks about Natural Treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction and dry eyes.

Michael Lange OD, CNS in front of The Lange Eye Insitute in The Villages.

Michael Lange OD, CNS in front of The Lange Eye Insitute in The Villages.


Michael Lange OD talks about Natural treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction, blepharitis and dry eyes.  Most ODs and MDs are prescribing oral and topical antibiotics for meibomian gland dysfunction and blepharitis. Is this really necessary? Oral and even topical antibiotics have potential unwanted side effects especially if used often.  I have had tremendous success using a combination of  Natural treatments to help eliminate almost all signs and symptoms of meibomian gland dysfunction, blepharitis and dry eyes.  Patients appreciate the natural approach to helping them with their condition. If done properly this is extremely effective. Doctors will have to explain to the patients  these procedures in some detail to be effective against their meibomian gland dysfunction  and dry eyes.   If we clear the glands then the glands will secrete a healthy tear film and the dry eyes will go away.  All that is needed is a Brueder mask or hot compress of some type, Fortifeye Super Omega, Fortifeye Focus, a good unpreserved artificial tear  (oasis tears plus, retaine or Blinks) , hydration,  great lid hygiene and proper diet.  To get more detailed information of natural treatments for dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction   go to this link

Michael Lange OD, CNS


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Michael Lange OD develops first zinc free eye and whole body supplement

Michael Lange OD, CNS of Lange Eye Care in Ocala Florida has been in the research and development of supplements for eye diseases for the last ten years. Dr. Lange has recently developed the first zinc free eye vitamin for macular degeneration called Fortifeye Zinc Free Macular defense.  Dr. Lange states that eye doctors need to do a genetic test on their patients before recommending nutritional supplements for their macular degeneration.  Michael Lange OD states that the specific DNA of a person will help determine which antioxidants are beneficial and whether or not zinc is good for the eyes or bad?  Dr. Lange states that higher than 50% of the patients he runs DNA tests on that have macular degeneration are in the need of a zinc free vitamin!  Dr, Lange recommends anyone with Macular degeneration , make sure they have a genetic test done as soon as possible through their Optometrist or Ophthalmologist so they will know what supplemnts are best for their condition.  Fortifeye Vitamins has six different supplements that can be recommended based on weight, disease entity, age and genetic type. Click on the link belwo to learn more.


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Michael Lange OD on omega 3 and prostate cancer risk.

Michael Lange OD is the founder of Lange Eye Care and Associates and Fortifeye Vitamins. Michael Lange OD has been involved in omega 3 research for many years and has 1000s of patients that have been on omega 3 for many years. Dr. Lange says the recent study called the SELECT study , a study that was designed to look at selenium and vitamin e in prostate cancer has been re evaluated and the conclusions are not based on anything legitimate.   The media has recently condemmed the use of omega 3 fish oil because this study seems to suggest that omega 3 causes prostate cancer.  Dr. Michael Lange states this is ridiculous and reckless!  The study doesnt even know if the study participants were taking omega 3 or eating fish!  in this study the prostate cancer patients had a .2% higher omega 3 than the control group  and they concluded this is a risk for prostate cancer??  There is no cause and effect here at all!  These prostate cancer patients had higher omega 3 than the control group because they have been told by their oncologist, urologist, cardiologist, gp and optometrist to take fish oil! This is simple, no correlation at all. Good studies prove that people that consume more omega 3 are less likely to have prostate cancer !  If this ridiculous theory was correct then the groups of people that consume a lot of fish would have super high levels of prostate cancer, but this is just the opposite they have less prostate cancer. So , bottom line is DONT STOP TAKING YOUR FISH OIL per Dr. Michael Lange!  Omega 3 has numerous postive health benefits. Learn more about a super purified triglyceride form of omega 3 called Fortifeye Super Omega at

Please discuss this with your physician before stopping your omega 3!!

Michael Lange OD, CNS


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