Penn’s Scheie Eye Institute Is Zapping The Problem Of Dry Eyes


ZAPPING THE PROBLEM OF DRY EYES ON THE HEALTHWATCH IT IS AN ISSUE FOR GROWING NUMBER OF PEOPLE. NEW THERE IS A HIGH TECH SOLUTION BEING SUCCESSFULLY USED BY A PHILADELPHIA DOCTOR AT PENN’S SHAY EYE INSTITUTE. LETS FIND OUT HOW IT WORKS WITH HEALTH REPORTER STEPHANIE STAHL. SIMPLE SOLUTION OF USING EYE DROPS TO TREAT DRY EYES ISN’T ALWAYS EFFECTIVE. NEW THERE IS A DEVICE THAT DOES THE TRIP WITH A ZAP. IT MIGHT LOOK STRANGE BUT THIS DEVICE HAS DRAMATICALLY IMPROVED JACKIE SOSA’S LIFE. FANTASTIC INVENTION. REPORTER: IT IS CALLED TRUE TEAR TO TREAT DRY EYES. HUGE PROBLEM, PROBABLY 30 MILLION AMERICANS ARE AFFECT PIE DRY EYE AND PATIENTS CAN HAVE A MYRIAD OF SYMPTOMS THAT THEY CAN EXPERIENCE, THEY CAN EXPERIENCE BLURRY VISION, THEY CAN EXPERIENCE ITCHING, THEY CAN EXPERIENCE IRRITATION, LIGHT SENSITIVITY. REPORTER: DOCTOR GIORDANO AT SHAY EYE INSTITUTE SAY MORE PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING WITH DRY EYES BECAUSE IT IS EXCESSIVE SCREEN TIME AND IT CAN BE, CAUSED BY A, NUMBER OF THINGS, DID IT FOR JACKIE. AND ON YOUR EYES, SCREAMING IN PAIN AND ALL YOU WANT TO DO IS CLOSE THEM. HER EYES WERE RED, IRRITATED WHEN EYE DROPS STANDARD TREATMENT DIDN’T WORK SHE DECIDED TO TRY, TRUE TEAR. IT IS A INNOVATIVE DEVICE BUT IT ALLOWS TO YOU GET TEARS WITHOUT DROPS, OR WITHOUT ANY TYPE OF MEDICATION. REPORTER: SHE SAYS DEVICE WORKS WITH TWO PRONG THAT IS DELIVER AN ELECTRICAL STIMULATION INSIDE OF THE TOP OF THE NOSE. THAT NERVE IN THE NOSE AND SEND SIGNAL THE TWO BRAIN AND BRAIN SENDS SIGNAL TO THE GLAND TO MAKE MORE FLUID REPORT REPORT TEARS MADE FROM WATER, MUCUS, OIL CREATE A PROTECTIVE FILM OVER THE EYE. YOU CAN FEEL THE TEARS WARM AND THEN YOUR EYE FEELING BETTER. REPORTER: JACKIE SAYS IT TOOK TIME TO GET USED TO THE DEVICE THAT SHE NOW USES A COUPLE TIMES A DAY. REPORTER: WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE. STIMULATION, A PULSING FEELING INSIDE OF THE ACTUAL NOSE, RIGHT HERE. THERE IS IRRITATION OR ACHINESS. I THINK IT IS INCREDIBLE THAT THIS LITTLE DEVICE DOES THAT. REPORTER: JACKIE SAYS ONLY COMPLAINT THAT SHE HAS IS THE DEVICE, COST A THOUSAND DOLLARS AND IT IS NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE. WOW. NIGHT LOOK STRANGE BUT SHE SAYS IT WORKS AND OTHER PEOPLE SAY IT IS GREAT. GOOD TO HEAR. I’M NOT GOING TO FIB I JUMPED WHEN SHE PUT IT UP HER NOSE. YOU GET USED TO IT.

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