Sharon Kleyne Blasts Blepharitis, Dry Eye’s Sinister Cousin

Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne Issues Blepharitis Warning. New Water Technology Researcher Sharon Kleyne Describes Blepharitis.

Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice of America, wants to call your attention to a condition, blepharitis, that can be intimately associated with dry eye disease and is often common in dry eye subjects. Kleyne points out that the majority of people with blepharitis also suffer from dry eye symptoms. “If this is the case,” Kleyne says, “it is imperative to identify the type of blepharitis that is present and the impact it is having on the dry eye condition.”

According to Sharon Kleyne, there are at least 3 types of blepharitis: 1) obstructive, 2) seborrheic and 3) bacterial.

Obstructive blepharitis has hyperkeratinization of the eyelid margin and the meibomian gland orifices with sequestration and thickening of the meibomian gland lipids. These are the lipids that protect the eye from evaporation,

Sufferers of seborrheic dermatitits have seborrheic blepharitis with increased lipid production. These individuals seem to have dry eye more frequently than the rest of the population.

“Tests and studies indicate,” says Sharon Kleyne, “that there is a consistent genetic component in thesetwo types of blepharitis, but the sequence has not yet been mapped to clear up the condition’s mystery.”

Bacterial blepharitis is an overgrowth on the eyelid margin. It creates inflammation and contributes to hyperkeratinization, causing gland obstruction.

Sharon Kleyne, whose water research and new water technology discoveries have earned her a global reputation as an expert on dry eye disease and supplementation of the body’s water vapor, knows better than anyone how much blepahritis can complicate a dry eye condition. Kleyne suggested additional steps for finding relief from dry eye symptoms. When the tear film lens of the eye dehydrates due to excessive water vapor evaporation, and you feel the onslaught of redness, swelling, blurred vision, itchiness and headaches, Kleyne suggests that you try the only effective water-only supplement for dry eye disease on the market, a product that was created by the water-only research center Kleyne founded, Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®. Kleyne discovered a new water technology that replenishes the compromised tear film of the eye with pure water and no chemicals or additives. ”Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® for dry, dehydrated eyes,” said Kleyne, “is still the only Trade Secret tissue culture grade water in the world to supplement over-evaporation of the eye’s tear film and checkmate dry eye disease on the planet.”

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is applied to the eyes by a personal hand-held humidifying device emitting a pure, pH balanced, one-hundred-percent water micron mist for dry eyes. The product is endorsed by more than 22,000 ophthalmologists and optometrists nationwide and was successfully test-marketed in more than 70,000 outlets, and it has been shown to relieve the additional compromising symptoms of the three types of blepharitis.

Whether you suffer from blepharitis or not, your eye lens needs to be supplemented several times a day. Many people use saline solution eye drops, but administering these drops can be, and frequently is, uncomfortable. Saline solution eye drops can sting, and they can blur your vision. That’s not what you need behind the wheel or dealing with lots of strangers. In addition, saline solution eye drops do not supplement, or replace, water that has been lost from the tear film due to evaporation. Saline eye drops actually trap water. They do nothing to replenish water, and without replenished water, the dry eye condition persists and eventually gets worse. Sharon Kleyne points out the reasons for dry eye disease’s millions of global sufferers. “The tear film of our eyes,” Kleyne says, “is 99% water, and that lens must cope with dirt, dust, the polluted atmosphere, wind, anxiety, heat and cold, among many other factors.”

Sharon Kleyne urges everyone to see their ophthalmologists to be tested for blepharitis, then follow an appropriate healing process.

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Sun Protective Clothing

UV Sun Protective Clothing Can Save Your Life

Sharon Kleyne interview with Adam Perl (Higganum, CT), President of “Alex and Me,” UV sun protective clothing company. Sharon Kleyne Hour – Power of Water*, June 23, 2008.

Summer has arrived, and with it an increased emphasis on sun and sunburn protection. The first line of defense against the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from summer sun is the clothing you wear. Education, and intelligent choices about sun protective clothing, no matter what the season, could save your life.

In an age of global climate change and increasingly dry air, the dangers of skin and eye exposure to solar radiation (sunshine) are increasing and the need to protect yourself – every time you go in the sun – is also increasing. Solar radiation, especially Ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation, can cause dry skin and dry eyes, damage the skin’s collagen to cause premature skin aging, and damage skin DNA to cause skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma.

Sharon Kleyne, Host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour – Power of Water syndicated radio talk show, urges everyone to apply sunscreen every time you go in the sun, summer or winter (the lotion in sunscreen also helps skin retain water, further increasing resistance to UV radiation), and to purchase and wear sun protective clothing.

Sharon’s interview (paraphrased and abbreviated):

Sharon Kleyne: Today’s guest is Adam Perl, President of “Alex and Me,” a company specializing in the sale of sun protective clothing brands designed to protect skin from ultraviolet (UV) rays. Good morning, Adam. Tell us about “Alex and Me.”

Adam Perl: “Alex and Me” has been in business for eleven years. Alex is the child of the original owner and the original product line was for children.

S: How did you become interested in sun protective clothing?

A: We market clothing in Australia, where UV protection is critical because of ozone layer thinning. Children there are not allowed outdoors at recess without at least wearing a hat made of Ultraviolet Protective Fabric (UPF). Our first UPF product was a brand of children’s clothing for Australia. We now carry three dozen UPF brands, for adults and children. We sell a lot of outdoor recreation clothing, especially for the beach.

S: Teach us about UPF ratings for fabric.

A: There are two approaches to UV protection. Fabric can be chemically treated or the manufacturer can tighten the weave (thread count) and increase the thickness and density so less sunlight penetrates. With treated cotton, the embedded chemical lasts 20 to 30 washings. Synthetic fabrics are not usually treated.

S: Treated with what? Are the chemicals allergenic or dehydrating?

A: That’s a good question. As it happens, the protection in 90% of our products is based on weave. Originally, UPF clothing was very heavy and dark. Now it’s much lighter and brighter. Dark colors absorb more light and can get hot. Lighter colors reflect light and are cooler.

S: How do UPF fabrics differ from normal fabrics?

A: They aren’t noticeably different. And a tighter weave does not add value to the product. What does add value is the UPF label. Companies such as Columbia Outfitters and Patagonia are now starting to make UPF sportswear.

S: How much sun protection can fabrics offer?

A: A dry white t-shirt offers the same protection as sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 10, which is moderate. A pair of blue denim jeans has an SPF of 1,700. Obviously, though, the jeans are hotter.

S: What is your most commonly purchased item?

A: Swim shirts, also called “rash guards.” They’re very light and look like surfer shirts. We also sell an enormous number of beach hats, with loose flaps over the neck and ears. We also have clothing for traveling, fishing, hiking, biking, gardening and other outdoor sports.

S: And your website?

A: http://www.alexandme.com.

S: Any final words?

A: Be proactive in the sun. Skin cancer from sun exposure may not show up for decades.

S: Thank you, Adam.

*Don’t miss the Sharon Kleyne Hour – Power of Water Mondays at 10 a.m. PST/PDT. The syndicated show may be heard on Voice America/World Talk Radio, Green Talk Radio and Apple iTunes. Go to www.SharonKleyneHour.com for summaries and replays of past shows.

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