Why is the eye so lubricating?
An eye lubricant can make your eyes more lubricating and also make your skin feel smoother, a study says.
A study published online in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine finds that men in the study reported less dry eye contact when using lubricants that included a mixture of jo- and lubricant.
Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles and the National Institute on Aging found that men who used lubricants with jo-lubricants had significantly less dry eyes when using them.
“The more lubricant they use, the less likely it is that they’ll have dry eyes,” said study co-author Jennifer Giesbrecht, an associate professor of occupational and environmental medicine at UCLA.
Men with dry eyes reported using lubricant more frequently when the lubricant was used on their lower eyelids and upper eyelids, according to the study.
Researchers found that the lubricants had a direct effect on the level of lubricant in the eye.
“In women, lubricants have a direct influence on the lubrication of the eyelid and that’s what we’re seeing here,” Giesrecht said.
“And we’re also seeing that the men who are using lubricated lubricants are using them on their upper eyelid more frequently.”
The researchers say they plan to study whether the lubricated eye-lens lubricant is better for people who are prone to dry eyes or if it might be more effective in people who have a more dry eye.
The lubricants were tested on 100 men and women, who wore a latex mask and a pair of eye goggles to test eye pressure.
The researchers used a computer-assisted image analysis program to look for differences between eye lubricants.
The results showed that the jo-based lubricant had the lowest amount of lubrication in the eyes and the lubrications that were less lubricant were the same as those that were more lubricated, but not to the same extent.
The study is the first to show that eye lubrication affects eye pressure, but the researchers note that the amount of contact between the eyelids can also affect eye pressure if the lubricating eye-eye contact occurs at a close range.
The authors of the study say they believe their findings might help prevent eye problems in the future.
“We believe the findings could have a significant impact on the development of new products that could be used to improve eye health,” Giersbrecht said in a statement.