A Biologic Solution for Dry Eye Syndrome
The Effectiveness of StimulEyes
In prescriptions, whether it is for antibiotics, cardiac medications to control the heart rhythm or blood pressure, or medications to lower cholesterol, there are no absolute guarantees of product efficacy. Our bodies may have the same physiological characteristics, but how we each handle introductions of chemicals or biologicals may vary. As discussed, the cause of dry eye syndrome (DES) could be different things. With StimulEyes, while there can be no guarantee of treatment success, the natural ingredients in the matrix offers great hope for those suffering from DES. With the soothing effects and lubrication of hyaluronic acid and the anti-inflammatory potential of the protein cytokines, the potential of symptomatic relief may occur. Add to that the growth factors and other bio-active proteins, and that potential perhaps becomes even better.
What is Known About Dry Eye Syndrome (DES)?
Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is arguable one of the most common eye conditions and one of the main causes for visits to the eye doctor. DES often affects the elderly, females, and computer users.
While there is no clear cause to DES, it could be caused by a number of different things. Some causes could be environmental. Other causes of DES could be chemical or a physiological break down of the tearing mechanism.
What are some of the causes of DES?
- Medications for high blood pressure, like beta-blockers or diuretics
- Sleeping pills
- Medications to lower anxiety
- Being in a dry or smoky environment on a long-term basis
- Herpes zoster
- Wearing contact lens
- Eye surgeries including laser surgery
- Autoimmune diseases like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjögren’s syndrome
All of these causes impact the oil glands, tear ducts, or corneas in some way. Whatever the cause, the impact on those inflicted with DES may range from a mild daily irritation to a near debilitating condition, negatively impacting the normal activities of daily living.
Patients who have dry eye syndromes say that their eyes feel heavy and dry. They may also report having trouble focusing on everyday tasks, and that things may get cloudy now and then.
What are some of the symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome?
- Night driving problems
- Discomfort when wearing contacts
- Burning, itching, or stinging sensations
- Light sensitivity
- Eyes that are watery at times, then completely dry at other times
- Red and sore eyelids
- Mucus secreting from the eye in a string-like texture