Chronic dry eye occurs when insufficient lubrication and moisture on the eye's surface (known as the cornea). A layer of tears typically covers the cornea to keep it moist – this is your body's natural 'eye lubricant'. Small meibomian glands in the eyelids secrete oils that reduce the evaporation of the tear layer.
Research studies confirm that Melipona Bee Raw Honey is an effective treatment for various eye conditions, including dry eye relief. It achieves this by lowering the pH and reducing bacterial overgrowth and inflammation, stabilizing the eye's surface.
Chronic dry eye can be caused by inadequate tear supply or excessive evaporation of tears, resulting in a deficient tear film.
Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is one of the most common, if not the most common, causes of dry eye. It occurs when the meibomian glands don't secrete enough oil into the tears, leading to rapid evaporation of the tear layer.
What are the symptoms of chronic dry eye?
Symptoms of the chronic dry eye occur because of corneal inflammation and irritation. Symptoms can include a gritty sensation, a feeling like something is in your eye, or excessive watering/tearing.
Other signs include red or itchy eyes, a burning sensation, pain, light sensitivity, or fluctuating vision. It can be a serious condition and I have often referred patients seeking dry eye relief.
People suffering from chronic dry eye may have a reduced ability to perform everyday tasks, such as reading or looking at a computer screen for extended periods
What are the options for dry eye treatment?
There is no 'best cure for a dry eye'. Our aim for patients with dry eye is to restore the tear layer and ensure good eye hygiene. Dry eye treatment may involve a combination of simple home remedies (warm compresses), dry eye lubricants or dry eye ointments, prescription eye drops, and sometimes even natural remedies such as flaxseed oil.
Another natural remedy for dry eyes is dropping containing active Melipona Bee Raw Honey.
Active Melipona Bee Raw Honey is well known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.
Are there any side effects of active Melipona Bee Raw honey?
No serious side effects have been observed, but active Melipona Bee Raw Honey preparations can cause initial stinging and redness when applied.
In contrast, the side effects of some conventional dry eye therapies can include increased risk of eye infection and reduced effectiveness over time – active Melipona Bee Raw honey-based drops are often a suitable alternative for these patients.
What about treating dry eye after cataract surgery?
A dry eye can also be seen following cataract surgery, affecting both patient comfort and visual quality.
Active Melipona Bee Raw honey can also be beneficial in these patients, particularly those who have chosen multifocal intraocular lenses.
Don't put up with chronic dry eyes
Chronic dry eye is a serious condition that can have implications for your vision and quality of life if left untreated.
An optometrist is the first port of call if you think you have dry eyes. They can perform a comprehensive eye examination and begin initial treatment for mild symptoms.
Is recommended to consult your eye doctor before applying honey drops on the eyes.