Sharon Kleyne Shares the Humidifying Mist and How It Really Works. Experts Agree That Hand-Held Portable Technology Revolutionizes Dry Eye Care.
Sharon Kleyne, the founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® and host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, has taught people around the world about water vapor loss of the atmosphere and the body as a result of dehydration due to excessive evaporation. In her research center, she has also done something about it.
Humidifying mist technology, developed by Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, is the technology of varying the water droplet size and propulsion speed and the aggregate droplet configuration and density, depending on what is being misted (eyes, skin, lacerations, breathing passages) and depending on the intended purpose (humidifying, washing, sterilizing). An understanding of mist-dosing technology at the microscopic level is the basis for all present and future Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® devices that are personal, portable and hand-held. These portable humidifiers apply Trade Secret tissue culture grade pure water to eyes or skin to replenish water vapor lost to evaporation.
The micron-liter, a measure of liquid volume, represents one-millionth of a liter. Micron-liters are used to measure either droplet volume or the water volume contained in a given amount of mist emitted from a humidifier.
Conventional eye drops deliver about 20 to 25 micron-liters of fluid to the eye’s tear film. Because this amount is greater than the volume of the tear film, these drops have the disadvantage of flooding the eye, which washes away the tear film and replaces it with the fluid that makes up the drops.
With Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®’s patented micron-size mist, the quantity of fluid that is administered to the eye surface is less about two times the volume of the normal aqueous layer of the tear film, that is, less than 10 micro-liters. Preferably, between 0.5 and 6 micron-liters is administered.
According to Dr. William Mathers, M.D., the water mist approach retains the simplicity of water but overcomes the potential for severe osmotic shock by diluting the tear volume with exquisitely small micro-droplets. When these micro-droplets land on the ocular surface, they pass directly through the outer lipid layer and dilute the water layer without washing away the normal tear constituents. The canister nozzle delivers 1 to 2 micro-liters per square centimeter per second at 14 inches from the face. Since the average exposed ocular surface is 2 cm2 this results in 2 micro-liters per second to the eye. Therefore, in one to two seconds, the tear volume is diluted sufficiently to restore normal osmolarity.
“I knew from the start that the application with mist would allow for a titration that you couldn’t achieve with a drop,” Dr. Mathers said (Titration refers to the application of medication in extremely small or microscopic doses).” … “The mist allows you to put 1 micro-liter into the tear film so that you get no osmotic shock. It is a very gentle process and it allows the patient to tolerate pure water with no discomfort.”
These facts, Kleyne added, make Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® the dry eye solution of choice. Millions of dry eye sufferers around the world are agreeing with her.
Were you aware of this new water technology? Have you always used eye drops in the past? What do you think of new water research and new technology? Have you ever tried Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® or known someone who has done so? What’s the verdict? If you have comments or stories you’d like to share, why not get involved? We’d like very much to hear from you! You can reach us in the following ways. Sharon@biologicaquaresearch.com 800-367-6478 ~ Fax 541-474-2123 http://www.naturestears.com or on Twitter at @sharonkleynehr