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Michael Lange OD discusses Natural Dry Eye Treatment and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.

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Michael Lange OD, CNS discusses  Natural Dry eye treatment and meibomian gland dysfunction.  I have  seen what  the power of proper nutrition , heat with gentle massage, proper lid hygiene and a good lubricating eye drops can do for my dry eye  patients.  In clinical practice for over 20 years I have helped dry eye  patients from all over the world .  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.   If the steps are followed religiously then a very high percent of patients will improve.

1.  lid scrubs with a good lid  foam similar to 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 demodex, staph and seboreha  that clog the meibomian glands, An inexpensive option is using baby shampoo to gently scrub the lashes then rinse with warm water.

2.  Take omega 3 fish in the triglyceride form  with a minimum of 1600 mg of combined EPA and DHA. When reading the label make sure it says triglyceride form or TG form, if it doesn’t state this then it is ethyl ester form of omega 3 and contains ethanol.  I recommend staying away from this form of oil due to its unstable molecule and can go rancid quickly plus not as bio available as TG form.   2 Fortifeye Super Omega gives you the ratio or omega 3 necessary to help dry eyes if you weigh less than 240 lbs. If over 240 lbs I recommend taking 3-4 Fortifeye Super Omega.  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.  If you are not taking  a good multi vitamin that has no beta carotene then I recommend taking Fortifeye Once Daily to ensure there are no nutrition deficiencies aggravating a dry eye condition.

3.  Massaging and heating the  lid margins is crucial to unclog the meibomian glands so the glands can secrete the important  outer lipid layer of tear film.   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 treat this condition.  This is a mask that you put in microwave for 20 seconds and then Velcro around your face for 10-15 minutes two times a day. The heat and massage will open up the glands and release the toxins and microbial flora that has been chronically blocking the meibomian glands and causing a dry eye condition. The use of the brueder mask will also minimize circles and bags under the eyes.  This mask can be purchased from www.fortifeye.com

4.  a good unpreserved lubricating eye drop  that has hyluranic acid in it tends to last much longer and be more effective and helping reduce dry eye symptomatology than the typical otc eye drops. . I recommend either Oasis tears plus or Blink. For the extreme dry eyes and meibomian gland dysfunction  I like to use either oasis tears or blinks as well as the addition of a relatively new  unpreserved artificial tear called Retain MGD. This combination helps to replenish all layers of the tear film and reduce dry eye symptoms dramatically.

Following  these four steps will help  improve  your dry eye however it will take up to four months of  faithfully following these directions to get significant improvements in this condition. I have 1000s of patients through out the world that  have been helped with these steps.    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)  9/28/2013

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Author: 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.

One thought on “Michael Lange OD discusses Natural Dry Eye Treatment and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.

  1. Highly descriptive blog, I liked that bit. Will there be a part 2?

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