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One of the most confusing terms in eye care: Dry Eyes!

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Many people with Dry Eye Disease (DED) complain of watering, burning, red and itchy eyes!  Patients are confused by the term dry eyes when their eyes are watering!  

Basically, it comes down to your tears.  Our tears are very complex and there are oil glands in our eyelids producing natural oils.  With most of the world spending hours every day on digital devices like their smartphones, laptops and tablets, we don’t blink enough.  When we do blink, it’s a partial blink, which is when our upper eyelid doesn’t actually touch the lower lid.  I observe every patient’s blink in my microscope and am amazed that at least 40% of patients are partial blinkers.  Partially blinking over time causes the oil glands to get blocked. With a lack of oil, our tears are watery and out of balance.

When we don’t blink properly over days and months, our tear film gets out of balance.  We don’t have the necessary oils from our oil glands.  One of the mainstays of modern dry eye therapy is getting the oil glands in our eyelids to start working better.  

When our tears are out of balance, we called it dry eyes.  Dry eyes can be experienced as:

  • watery eyes,
  • red eyes, 
  • itchy eyes 
  • foreign body sensation (feeling of something is in the eyes)
  • burning in your eyes

Regener-Eyes Eye Drops

Ever wonder what’s the difference between all those eye drops in the eyecare aisle?    All drops are not created equal.  When looking at eye drops, you need to ask yourself:

  • What is the main ingredient in these drops?
  • Are there a lot of preservatives that will make my eyes worse?
  • Are the eye drops just masking a chronic problem?
  • If you need to use eye drops more than 2-3 times per day, there is a chronic condition that needs evaluation.  You might be a good candidate for Regener-Eyes drops.

Regener-Eyes are a first in class, natural and easy to use eye drop. 

There drops are preservative free, natural and sterile.  Regener-eyes drops are made of proteins that are all natural including Cytokines, Chemokines, Growth Factors and Hyaluronic Acid.  These proteins are made by our own body and help the body including the eyes heal.  These natural proteins are not found in over the counter eye drops.  

Regener-eyes are prescription drops that help your own eyes heal.  Many patients find Regener-Eyes drops to offer immediate relief and nothing short of a miracle.

Worried about Macular Degeneration because someone in your family permanently lost their vision?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of adult vision loss in the US.  The risk factors for AMD are:

  • Age 50 and older
  • Family history of AMD
  • Being white and/or female
  • Smoker or past smoker
  • Being overweight
  • Heart disease, high blood pressure or high cholesterol

You can control some risk factors such as smoking and your nutrition but not your age or race.  One of the first symptoms of AMD is poor or failing night vision.  

There is a revolutionary new test called The AdaptDx test which measures the number of minutes it takes your vision to adjust to darkness.  The test is painless and requires about 10 minutes.  The AdaptDx test is approved by the FDA and gives Dr. Kapoor information on your AMD status.  

Based on your results, Dr. Kapoor can recommend nutritional supplements, prescribe UVA and UVB sunglasses protection for outdoors and discuss lifestyle modifications.  

The AdaptDx test helps detect AMD in its earliest stages long before you ever notice any changes in your vision.  

Isn’t piece of mind and preserving your vision worth 10 minutes of your time?


Dr. Kapoor

Written by Dr. B. Kapoor

Dr. Kapoor received her degree in Biochemistry from Loyola University Chicago and completed her training at the Illinois College of Optometry.  Her clinical interests include cutting edge dry eye diagnostics and treatments, specialty multifocal contact lenses, allergic eye disease and myopia (nearsighted) control for kids. Dr. Kapoor strives to apply the newest in eye care technology whether it is contact lenses, eye drops, diagnostic or treatment technology to each patient’s individual needs.  Providing each patient with a customized solution for their unique eyes is a passion and life long learning commitment.

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