Radio Host & New Water Technology Researcher Sharon Urges Face-Washing To Fight Trachoma. Dry Eye Solution® Expert Sharon Kleyne Battles Trachoma & Blindness.
Ever suffered from trachoma? If you have, you know how serious the malady can be. If you have not, pay close attention here! Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, teaches that trachoma is repeated eye infections caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Antibiotics are often prescribed in order to clear up infections, but in advanced cases, surgery is usually necessary.
Before getting to that extreme measure, though, Kleyne says that the most proactive steps to be taken involve improving the environment and keeping the face clean. “The importance of facial cleanliness is often overlooked but should never be underestimated,” says Kleyne. “Trachoma and its spread have been repeatedly traced to filthy, unclean faces.”
Kleyne, founder and research director at Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, has the statistics to back up her claims. According to recent studies, trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness in the world. ‘Trachoma is a major public health problem in the rural areas of 41 countries in Africa, Asia, Central and South America and the Middle East,” says Kleyne, whose water research and new water technology discoveries have earned the international respect of physicians, scientists, researchers and teachers.
Kleyne wants to see this health crisis solved with more new research, new water technology and stepped-up educational programs in affected areas around the world. “Education,” says Kleyne, “has always been the key to better proactive health.” Kleyne cited a recent example in Tanzania where Sheila West of Johns Hopkins University and her colleagues trained seven staff members to monitor and assess facial cleanliness among 60 children ages 1 through 7. “With added training,” Kleyne says, “children maintained cleaner faces and experienced fewer cases of trachoma and blindness.”
It should be universal common sense that clean faces will inevitably reduce the cases of repeated eye infections. That blindness can also be prevented is an added blessing and a goal that can be achieved. “We have known for years,” says Kleyne, “that washing hands prevents infection and disease. So, washing faces will also promote health and make it harder for eye infections to take root.” Kleyne recommends touching the face with thoughtfulness and caution. Touching the face should be done with clean hands, and faces should be washed several times a day.
Did you know about trachoma before reading this article? Had you made the connection between face washing and eye infections? Have you or someone you know had experience with blindness? What kind of eye infections have you had to deal with in your life? Have you ever tried Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® for dry eye disease or known someone who has done so? What’s the verdict?
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