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

Dr. Lange in front of Lange Eye Institute in The Villages Florida.

Dr. Lange in front of Lange Eye Institute in The Villages Florida.

 

The Natural treatment of Dry eyes and meibomian gland dysfunction can help tremendously.  I have seen in clinical practice for  over 20 years the benefits natural dry eye treatment may have without the use of any medications.  The goal is to eliminate the microbial flora that blocks the meibomian glands, cut inflammation in the glands and  unclog the meibomian glands so they secrete a healthy tear film.   This is a relatively simple process and works if the steps are followed.

1.  lid scrubs with a good lid hygiene foam like occusoft foam or cliradex,  If lids are quite inflamed and red and crusty the combination of both work quite well. Scrub lashes first with occusoft then rub the Cliradex onto lashes and lids before bed. This combination will rid the eyes of blepharitis. This gets rid of the microbes like staph bacteria and demodex that clogs the meibomian glands,

2.  Take a good triglyceride form omega 3 fish oil with a minimum of 1600 mg of combined EPA and DHA.  2 Fortifeye Super Omega gives you this ratio.  For really dry eyes I also recommend taking 6 mg of astaxanthin ( fortifeye focus) and  Black Currant Seed oil with 140-160 mg of GLA. GLA for dry eyes in the right combination  to omega 3 fish oil is beneficial. Astaxanthin is a super potent antioxidant and anti inflammatory and is my favorite single nutrient.

3.  Heating and massaging the lid margins is crucial to unclog the meibomian glands so the glands can secrete the crucial 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 eyes 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.

4.  a good unpreserved artificial tear  that has some hyluranic acid in it is the ultimate for the relief of dry eyes. I recommend either Oasis tears plus or Blink both of these have the ability to minimize dry eye symptomatology quite well. For the extreme dry eyes and meibomian gland dysfunction patients I like to use either oasis tears or blinks as well as adding a special lubricating eye drop called Retain MGD. This combination helps to replenish all layers of the tear film..

If you follow these four steps you will notice an immediate improvement in your dry eye however it will take up to four months of  faithfully following these directions to get significant improvements in this condition.  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 nine Lange Eye Care locations.  www.langeeyecare.com , www.drmichaellange.com

Everything discussed in this article can be purchased at www.fortifeye.com or u can call 866 503 9746

Michael Lange OD, CNS  (Board Certified Optometric Physician and Certified Nutrition Specialist)

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About Dr Michael Lange

Lange Eye Care in Florida was started by Dr. Michael Lange an Optometrist and Board Certified Nutrition Specialist March 15 1993. Lange Eye Care opened to 13 locations by 2014. The Lange Eye Institute is one of the largest eyecare centers of its type in the state of Florida. Lange Eye Care has close to 20 doctors on staff and can handle anything from minor eye irritation to advanced eye surgery. Lange Eye Care Florida has one of the largest supplies of contact lenses in the state and this allows for 99% of all patients that are fit in contacts to leave with their contacts on that day. Dr Michael Lange started his first office in ocala Florida on 3/15/1993 and then second office in Gainesville Florida in 94. Lange Eye Care had opened to 13 locations by June 2013 and plans on expanding into other markets. Dr. Lange has developed a nationally recognized eye care center that is involved in cutting edge research . The Lange Eye Institute is involved in multiple nutrition, opitcal and contact lens studies at any given time. Lange Eye Cares philosophy is to "go that extra mile" and treat everyone as if they were family. As of March 2016 Dr. Michael Lange sees patients 5 days a week at The Lange Eye Institute in the Villages Florida. Dr. Lange has an elite group of hand picked eye doctors both optometrists and ophthalmologists to take care of the vast array of patients in the Florida area. The Lange Eye Institute also has the latest in technology to aid the doctors in early and correct diagnosis of eye disease and helps the doctors in their ongoing treatment of any eye disorder. The doctors and staff are continuously updating their knowledge and skills thru ongoing continuing education that is provided by Lange Eye Institute. Dr. Michael Lange is a pioneer in the area of nutrition and eye care and has developed unique vitamin formulations that are being used world wider by doctors to help combat against free radical damage and disease in the eyes and body. www.fortifeye.com, Dr. Michael Lange was one of the first Optometrists in the country to become a Certified Nutrition Specialist. Dr. Lange and his staff of doctors uses their knowledge in nutrititon to enhance the eye exam experience at the Lange Eye Institute. Dr. Lange states " you would be amazed at what some simple dieatary and lifestyle changes can make in a patients visual future. Patients come from all over the country for this unique eye approach. In April of 2016 Dr Lange sold all of his office except The Lange Eye Institute. Dr Lange now spends the majority of his time seeing patients at his flagship , The Lange Eye Institute in The Villages Florida. This center is close to 30,000 sq ft and houses the very latest in eye technology. Dr Michael Lange started a new company Blue Light Defense in 2015 to research and develop lenses that filter the damaging blue -violet frequencies of light. In 2017 Dr Lange purchased Paleo Simplified to help improve the diets of all Americans.
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