December 2, 2011

A Dedicated doctor with insight and hope for the problem of dry eye with the option of Restasis®

The eyes have always been a source of “beauty”, and are are generally your first connection when you interact with someone. Throughout time, eyes have been referred to as the the “window to the soul”.

Caring for your eyes is essential, especially with all of the modern technology we use on a daily basis, and it takes quite a toll on the health of our eyes.

I hope to enlighten you a bit about dry eye by introducing you to a wonderful doctor who has dedicated much time and research to dry eye throughout his career. In fact ,(quote) “Approximately 40% of Dr.Trattler’s patients over 50 see him for dry eye symptoms.” That’s a lot of people!

Here’s some information about Dr.Wiliam B.Trattler from The Center For Excellence In Eye Care Center in Miami, Florida.

(Quote) “Dr. Trattler received his bachelor’s degree with honors from Dartmouth College and his Doctorate of Medicine degree from University of Miami School of Medicine where he graduated in 1992 with Distinction in Research. He completed his ophthalmology residency at University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute and then spent an additional year for subspecialty training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. During his Corneal Fellowship, Dr. Trattler performed research on dry eye and oil gland problems of the eye. He is able to apply a variety of techniques to help those individuals with significant dry eye problems.”

Dr. Trattler comments about dry eye.
(Quote) “Tears – like our heart beat – are happening all the time. Tears serve to cover and protect the surface of the eye and with frequent blinking, create a stable tear film that allows eyes to maintain clear, comfortable vision. As we age, tear glands produce less tears leaving dry spots on the surface of our eyes.  As a result eyes may become red, irritated, itchy and painful, or even cause blurred vision, a condition referred to as dry eye syndrome. More than 21 million Americans are affected including more women than men and more people over age 50. And symptoms are not just aggravating and potentially painful, studies have shown dry eye symptoms can even slow you down at work. If you think you may be suffering from dry eye, see a doctor for treatment options including prescription therapy.”Dr. William Trattler

Please take a moment to look at this link from The Center For Excellence In Eye Care Center in Miami, Florida’s web site that has wonderfully informative videos regarding dry eye:

(Quote)“Readers might also be interesting in learning RESTASIS is currently the only prescription eye drop available believed to treat an underlying cause of chronic dry eye by helping increase tear production, and helping patients produce more of their own tears.”

Here is some information from a new study regarding dry eye:

(Quote) More than 21 million Americans are affected by dry eye and an estimated 3.2 million women age 50 and over (compared to 1.68 million men age 50 and over) are affected. [Sources: Schaumberg DA, Sullivan DA, Buring JE, Dana

•(Quote) What’s more surprising is a new study shows symptoms have been shown to cause problems at work! A survey conducted this May published in the peer-reviewed journal Current Medical Research Opinion, links dry eye and decreased work productivity, noting up to a 60% loss in productivity and 70% to 100% work impairment in patients with severe dry eye. Here are the most interesting findings:
•Approximately 31% of patients with severe dry eye and 13% with moderate disease experienced a 40% to 60% loss in productivity
•15% of patients with severe dry eye had 70% to 100% work impairment

It’s quite obvious from the above information that women are more apt to suffer from dry eye.

When was the last time you had an eye examination? If you are experiencing some of the symptoms that have been mentioned by Dr. Trattler, or you have seen on the video link, make sure to tell your eye doctor.

If you need to find an eye doctor in your area go to the Restasis Link listed below:

Click on “Ask your eye doctor”. Then click on “Use our eye care practitioner locator” to find an eye doctor if you don’t have one.
You’ll then be able to enter your zipcode and find an eye doctor in your area.

Even with dry eye, now there is a way to not only keep your eyes beautiful, but healthy as well, with a product like Restasis

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