If you are using artificial tears
frequently but find they don't seem to relieve symptoms, the preservatives in the drops may be irritating the eye, or creating an allergic reaction.
However, if you're using artificial tear
eye drops frequently without getting long-term symptom relief, you might want to consider asking your eye specialist about Restasis," she suggests.
People definitely felt better with this product than with artificial tears
," said Dr.
(such as Tears Naturale Free and Bion Tears) combat dry eyes, and saliva substitutes (such as Glandosane, Moi-Stir, and Salivart) combat dry mouth.
Punctal plugs that block tear drainage channels can help conserve tears for dry eye suffers who get no relief from artificial tears
There are many appropriate and effective artificial tears
available over the counter.
Unlike prescription drops, home scrubs and artificial tears
, which only mask the symptoms of dry eyes and blepharitis, routine BlephEx treatments regularly clean the eyelid to eliminate the cause of irritation, offering the most effective results and immediate relief.
Use artificial tears
, especially preservative free and use as often as necessary, especially first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
In a patient with the clinical sign shown in Image A, who is currently self medicating with artificial tears
, is referral to an ophthalmologist indicated?
Mild disease will often resolve and merely requires measures to reduce discomfort and dryness, such as artificial tears
and smoking cessation if possible.
She has been on fexofenadine for several years and was recently started on a nasal steroid and artificial tears
in an attempt to control her eye symptoms.
Your GP can prescribe artificial tears
that help keep the eye moist but you may need surgery.
Dry eyes respond to the use of artificial tears
applied every one to three hours, or of pharmacological stimulation of tear production.
Products in the eye care line include disinfecting solutions, enzymatic cleaners, lens rewetting drops and artificial tears
In mild cases, artificial tears
lubricate the eyes, but surgery remains the primary treatment for entropion.