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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.
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.
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.
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 http://www.fortifeye.com
go to this link for a more detailed article on natural dry eye treatment. http://dryeyevitamins.net/2013/09/28/michael-lange-od-discusses-natural-dry-eye-treatment-and-meibomian-gland-dysfunction/
Michael Lange OD, CNS 9/28/2013