Electrolytes The addition of electrolytes, mainly bicarbonate and potassium, to artificial tears
can be beneficial for the ocular surface.
Although popular, artificial tears
and lubricants have limitations in that the complex structure of the tear film, containing water, salts, hydrocarbon, proteins and lipids, cannot be completely substituted.
Out of total 484 artificial tears
prescribed, 256 (52.
In a study by Aragona et al  has shown that long term treatment with sodium hyaluronate containing artificial tears
improves rose bengal stains with dry eye, suggesting that treatment with this agent promotes corneal and conjunctival epithelial healing.
may be useful for symptomatic relief.
A primary approach to managing dry eyes is to utilize artificial tear
People who have severe cases of dry eye may find little or no relief for these symptoms from artificial tears
, have eyes that are unusually sensitive to light and may experience severe eye pain or notice changing vision.
My eye doctor says this can be dangerous and I need to use artificial tears
One witness, Steven Taylor, chief executive officer of the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation, talked about the new rule has affected patients' access to artificial saliva and artificial tears
can be applied to the eye but they need to be applied every couple of hours and so there are few pet owners who have a lifestyle that would allow good control with artificial tears
05% ophthalmic emulsion significantly outperformed artificial tears
for the treatment of ocular rosacea in a double-blind, randomized, multicenter study.
Topical artificial tears
were continued every 2 h together with artificial tear
Sally Barnes, Manhattan Beach, California, suggests a simple blood test for Sjogren's Syndrome, an autoimmune disease that attacks moisture-producing glands and is treated with artificial tears
and medicines to quell inflammation and an overactive immune system.
It is closely related to rheumatoid arthritis and is treated in much the same way with the addition of artificial tears
and skin moisturisers.
A Dry eye syndrome can be treated with artificial tears
or eye lubricant ointments.