Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water Interviews Dry Eye Specialist Robert Latkany, MD, about Computer Eye Strain
Dry Eye Specialist and Author with Suggestions to Soothe and Prevent Computer Eye Strain and Dry Eye
Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water interviews Dry Eye Specialist Robert Latkany, MD on World Talk Radio, Voice America, Green Talk Network, Apple iTunes and Amazon.com
Robert Latkany, MD
Robert Latkany, MD, "The New York Doctor," is a practicing Ophthalmologist who owns several clinics in New York City. As the only Ophthalmologist specializing exclusively in dry eye, Dr. Latkany has extensive experience treating computer eye strain and computer dry eye.
On July 30, 2007, Dr. Robert Latkany was interviewed on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, the Internet radio talk show hosted by Sharon Kleyne. The interview may be heard on World Talk Radio, Voice America, Green Talk Network, Apple iTunes and Amazon.com.
Computer Eye Strain.
Dr. Latkany observed that computer eye strain is a common and rapidly growing complaint and that the number of patients who can no longer use computers as a result of computer eye strain and serious dry eye symptoms is also growing rapidly. Symptoms should always be taken seriously and alleviated when possible, either by soothing the eyes or by taking prevention measures.
Dr. Latkany pointed out that many factors can predispose computer users to develop dry eye and computer eye strain symptoms. These include arthritis, Parkinson's, scleroderma, Sjogren's syndrome, allergies, numerous medications, osteoporosis, preexisting dry eye and thyroid problems.
Other factors affecting tear film moisture content during computer use include common office conditions such as indoor air, forced-air heating and cooling, cleansing fluids, detergents, poorly ventilated buildings and excessive computer use.
Prevention and alleviation.
According to Dr. Latkany, the most serious eye problem associated with computer use and computer eye strain is reduced blink rate. The normal blink rate is 20 to 30 times per minute whereas somebody deeply absorbed in computer work may blink only three times a minute. This greatly increases moisture evaporation from the eye.
Dr. Latkany suggests keeping the computer screen low so you have to look slightly down on it and therefore do not open your eyes as widely. He also recommends frequent short breaks to rest the eyes and regular breaks away from the computer. Also important are sleep, stress reduction, exercise, adequate daily water intake and a proper diet including eye foods such as dark green leafy vegetables and foods with omega-3 fatty acids. .
Nature's Tears® EyeMist®.
To alleviate computer eye symptoms and soothe dry eyes, Dr. Latkany recommends frequent application of an all-natural, 100% water, pH balanced eye mist.
The only all-natural pH balanced water mist application that naturally soothes dry eye and computer eye strain is Sharon Kleyne's product, Nature's Tears® EyeMist®. The product is available on www.Amazon.com under "Computer Accessories." Nature's Tears® EyeMist® is a sponsor of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water.
Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water.
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Dr. Latkany's book: The Dry Eye Remedy, Hatherleigh Press, April 2007, available on Amazon.com.
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