SANTA ANA, CA / ACCESSWIRE / February 14, 2017 / Atlantis Eyecare, the largest eye care practice in Los Angeles and Orange County, announced today that one of its doctors, ophthalmologist Amr Kouchouk, MD, has written an article with a suggestion for Valentine's Day - giving the gift of better health and of relief from painful conditions. That gift is made possible by a new eyelid hygiene product from NovaBay Pharmaceuticals (NYSE MKT: NBY), writes Dr. Kouchouk.
Dr. Kouchouk is one of the nation's top dry eye specialists and a cornea/refractive surgeon. In the article, he explains that a condition called dry eye is a growing problem.
"Dry eye afflicts millions of Americans, with the numbers rising as people get older," he writes. "It is an epidemic - and, for a long time, has been one of the most undertreated diseases, possibly in all of medicine."
Dr. Kouchouk explains that the leading cause of dry eye is meibomian gland dysfunction. "That means that the oil glands in our eyelids cannot get enough oil into our tear film, which causes our tears to disappear too quickly," he writes. "This is made worse by millions of microbes, bacteria, and in some cases even parasitic mites! These may cause a biofilm that blocks the secretion of these oils. Even worse, they produce an enzyme called lipase that breaks up the crucial oil."
Fortunately, there are now effective treatments. Dr. Kouchouk writes, "I put every dry eye patient on Oral Re-esterified Omega 3 Supplements (PRN) and Avenova® - an innovative daily lid and lash hygiene spray."
Made by NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Avenova provides Neutrox, or pure 0.01% hypochlorous acid, a substance that is naturally made by our own cells, so it is 100% safe to use every day. "More importantly, it does a fantastic job at removing those harmful bacteria, mites, and even the lipase that breaks up the oil in our tear film," Dr. Kouchouk writes.
The results have been excellent, he reports: "I have consistently heard from hundreds of patients about the effect from something so simple has had improving their quality of life."
Dr. Kouchouk urges people to go in to their eye doctor to see if they can benefit from this simple treatment. "You will never have healthy looking eyes unless your eyelids are healthy," he writes. "So on Valentine's Day, you can offer the gift of healthier eyes to the people you care about the most - or to yourself."
Dr. Amr Kouchouk
SOURCE: Atlantis Eyecare