Treatment initially begins with artificial lubricants that are best used on a scheduled basis and not just as a response to symptoms. More severe cases may require night gels or the use of non-preservative artificial tears every hour or two during the day. Available also is punctal occlusion which allows the patient’s own tears to remain in the eye for longer periods of time. Tears made from the patient’s blood serum can be utilized as well. Prescription products that encourage the eyes to produce more tears have shown great promise in some patients. (I.e. Restasis, Xidra). In the future, oral medication that encourages tear production will be available.
My eyes don’t feel dry, but I have to blink to clear the vision when I read or watch tv for a long time.
My eyes burn and sting and feel dry. There are so many products in the Eye Care section of the store! What do I use?
I’ve tried everything in the Eye Care section of the store and still have no relief.
If you have tried tears, and the eyes are still dry and burning, what can I try?
I’m already using lid scrubs and tears and my eyes are still red and crusty. What else can I try?
My eyes feel so much better and my vision improved after BlephEx. How often do I need to get this treatment?
Can allergy medicines cause dry eye?
I am allergic to cats, but I cannot give Fluffy up for adoption. What can I do to help my tearing, watering, and blurry vision?
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