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Jane's Blog Bye Bye Dry Eyes

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Jane's Blog Bye Bye Dry Eyes

Dry eye is one of the most common conditions diagnosed by eye doctors, and is characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes of the eye and dryness of the eye's corneal surface. This can happen when the eye doesn't produce enough tears to keep its exposed surface moist. If the cornea dries out, it can ulcerate (break down and become scratched), giving bacteria, viruses, and other harmful organisms tiny hiding places in which to multiply. There are also good bacteria that support eye health. Only recently have scientists concluded that the eye does, indeed, harbor a "core" microbiome. In 2016...

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Jane’s Blog Eye Health: Vitreous Detachment / Vitreomacular Traction

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Jane’s Blog Eye Health: Vitreous Detachment / Vitreomacular Traction

Recently I got a special request from one of our avid listeners of our radio program Holistic Healthline to write about Vitreomacular Traction. So this is for you Elaine! Thank you so much! The eyes use more nutrients per cubic inch than any other organ in the body. However, research shows that poorly nourished eyes can develop many eye diseases particularly with aging. The vitreous humor is a transparent gel-like material that occupies the space behind the lens and in front of the retina at the back of the eye. It is surrounded by a layer of collagen called vitreous...

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