Sharon Kleyne Links Hormone Production & Dry Eye Disease

Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Says Hormones Trigger Tear Volume. Radio Host Sharon Kleyne Claims Hormones Key to Healthy Tear Lens.

Sharon Kleyne has long been recognized as America’s leading water researcher and the international expert on dry eye disease, yet she’s concerned that too many people are overlooking a very important role player in eye health and tear film supplementation.

On a recent show of her nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America, Sharon Kleyne called listener attention to hormones, those natural body chemicals that exert a stimulating effect on living cells. “Hormones—we all have them,” Kleyne said, “yet when was the last time you thought of them with relation to your dry eye symptoms? Well, guess what? You should!”

According to Sharon Kleyne, all tear production in the eyes is controlled by hormones. Hormones are also involved in dry eye syndrome in which the eyes’ basal tear film loses a portion of its water content as a result of dehydration due to excessive evaporation. Kleyne explained that there are hormone triggers for both normal tear production, which supplies the tear film and maintains moist, comfortable eyes; and for reflex tearing, which occurs when one cries, is extremely fatigued, or when foreign substances enter the eye. Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, has researched and developed new water technology that has gives us a product—Natures Tears® EyeMist®–that supplements hormone-triggered dry eye symptoms and replenishes the natural tear film.

The primary hormones thought to influence tear production, Sharon Kleyne noted, are the “male” hormones testosterone and androgen, and the “female” hormones estrogen and prolactin. Every normal male and female, regardless of age, produces all four hormones. However, females produce more female hormones and males produce more male hormones. Animal studies show that lachrymal or tear glands shrink when androgen is lacking. Persistent, long term increases in ocular dryness, caused by declining tear production, Kleyne explained, are associated with increases or decreases in certain triggering hormones. Increased incidence of dry irritated eyes is known to correlate with hormone related factors such as age, gender, pregnancy and certain diseases.

Sharon Kleyne 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. “From the moment we leave our mother’s water-womb and are born,” Kleyne said, “we begin a process of evaporation that continues until death. In order to sustain excellent health,” she went on, “one must supplement eyes and skin on a daily basis to replenish the evaporating water vapor. Of course, the purer the water is, the better it will be for the person supplementing skin and eyes with it.” 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. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is endorsed by more than 22,000 ophthalmologists and optometrists nationwide and was successfully test-marketed in more than 70,000 outlets.

One interesting aspect of hormone and dry eye interaction, Sharon Kleyne noted, occurs with “hormone replacement therapy,” often shortened to “HRT,” used to alleviate symptoms of menopause. Since the incidence of dry eye disease is higher among menopausal and post-menopausal women than pre-menopausal women, it has been theorized that estrogen replacement should help alleviate dry eye symptoms. However, a study involving thousands of women found that estrogen did not improve dry eye and that estrogen with progestin actually made dry eye worse. Apparently, simply being menopausal does not trigger dry eye disease.

“Obviously,” said Sharon Kleyne, “we still have a lot to learn about dry eye disease and other ailments. That’s why new research and technology are so important, and one vital area of our exploration must be hormones and the role they play in dry eye disease and its symptoms.” This is in keeping with Kleyne’s commitment to constantly educating people about the current global water crisis and the health dangers associated with dehydration due to excess evaporation of the earth’s water vapor. In doing so, Kleyne encourages people to experience a new, healthy Water Life Science® lifestyle and visit for more information.


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