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Published on Feb 22, 2011
Dr Michael Lange Ocala / Gainesville Lange Eye Care discusses nutrition and keratoconjunctivitis sicca, or dry eye syndrome - eyes that feel sandy, gritty, burn, tear, or itch. Also fluctuation in vision, recurring eye infections, and experiencing dry eyes with Lasik surgery or contact lenses. Dry eye treatment can include using an unpreserved artificial tear like Oasis Tears Plus, proper lid hygiene with OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Foam (Original Foaming Eyelid Cleanser), prescription for dry eyes condition, plugs for tears, medications for dry eye problems. Pro-inflammatory diet versus a hunter-gatherer type of diet, the Mediterranean diet, the Paleolithic diet, also called the Paleo diet. Eat wild Alaskan salmon and grass-fed beef. Fortifeye Complete One-A-Day multivitamin. A good omega-3 supplement, triglyceride form fish oil is best, raise your omega index with Fortifeye Super Omega fish oil to decrease risk of heart attack, reduce dry eyes, good for heart, brain, skin, nails, joints, hair, reduce risk of stroke, slow chromosomal aging, decrease chance of cancers. Astaxanthin has anti-inflammatory properties provided in Fortifeye Focus. Benefits of astaxanthin increase with fish oil, helping to minimize fine lines and wrinkles in the face, improves muscle recovery and muscle endurance, helps lower cholesterol, plus astaxanthin is a potent anti-inflammatory and potent antioxidant. Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) helps resolve inflammation and stimulate a healthier tear film. Combine a good omega-3 source, astaxanthin and gamma linolenic acid for best results. Drink more filtered or bottled water, avoiding plastic bottles that release bisphenols into your system, which are endocrine disruptors, a cause of dry eye.
'Ask The Doctor' radio show is hosted by Dr. Micheal Lange OD CNS, a board certified optometric physician and board certified nutrition specialist. Broadcasting 6 days a week on AM and FM stations across Florida, the call-in talk show is also streamed live and available 24/7 on audio archives. Topics covered include all aspects of eye health and nutrition.