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Dry Eye Relief Medication
Depends on type: Dry eye disease can have many causes: evaporative from meibomian gland dysfunction, aueous deficiency due to estrogen reduction or diety factors. Environemntal causes. Pharmacologic causes. Various disease states. Treatment is often customized to your type of disease. Get an exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have dry eye, is there a medication I can ask for to help my eyes produce their own tears? I'd prefer not to use eye drops constantly.
What is the cause?:
Dry eyes are a symptom. There are different reasons for this. Depending on the cause of the dry eyes there may or may not be a different medication.
Follow up with the prescriber. Eyes can be difficult to assess over the internet as we cannot do acuity testing.
Due to this limitation, I do not prescribe for the eyes online for best practices. ...Read more
Do over-the-counter eye drops treat Dry eye syndrome or just relief symptoms ?, which eye drops do both ?
Provide relief: OTC eyedrops supplement what is missing from your natural tears (volume, composition). They are not curative or a treatment of the underlying pathology. There is no actual permanent treatment. Restasis, a prescription drops for dry eyes, eliminates inflammatory causes for low tear flow but it also is not a cure. Dry eyes are chronic with ups and downs depending upon many factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can dry eye cause migraines or vice verse with migraine causing dry eye. Have suspected dry eye and migraine from medication change. Restasis?
No relationship: Dry eye or ocular surface disease is not related to migraine headaches which are vascular in origin. Both are common but neither one causes the other. Restasis is useful in helping the inflammation associated with ocular surface disease but your ophthalmologist needs to determine the cause of the problem before instituting Restasis therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Artificial tears are replacement drops for individuals whose tear production may be low or if their tasks result in high evaporative tear loss, such as reading, computer use, windy activities outside to name a few. Many commercially available tear replacement drops are available, and all work satisfactorily. If more severe dry eye problems exist, see an eye md for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pink eye: If red pink eye is due to a virus, artificial tears will help relieve symptoms of irritation and should do no harm (non preserved are best as can use every hr if need; preserved no more than 4x/d); but they do not cure virus: needs to run its course 2 wks; see eyeMD if need stronger meds for relief & for rapid antigen test to see if is a virus. ...Read more
I have hypoactive thyroid dry eyes. If thyroid level gets corrected with medication, will dry eye go away?
Possibly not: Even if the dry eyes were associated with the development of the thyroid condition, it can act as its own entity. Many times, you will have to treat the dry eyes separately as an autoimmune condition. There is an eye drop called Restasis that is specifically meant for this situation. You should see an eye md for a full evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My eyes are watery . I have been using artificial tears and dry eye relief but no use. I am having this problem since I was 14 years.?
What eye drop ingredient gives me inflamed eye lids?
I tried fresh kote, Dry eye rejuvenation by B&L and Visine tired eye relief. In succession
BAK Preservative: Benzalkonium Chloride is a common preservative in eye drops, including artificial tears. It can cause an allergic reaction in some people if the tears are used frequently. Try preservative-free single use vials of ocular lubricants and you should be okay for frequent dosing. Another alternative are these new electronic misting devices to spray a little cloud of clean water in your eyes. See EyeMD. ...Read more
Can you use Lubricant eye drop like Visine tears, dry eye relief as long as you want? or they are same as decongestant drops? does lubricant eye drops help clearing allergens?
Artificial tear yes: You can use artificial tear without an active medication for as long and as frequent as you want if it contains no preservative (single-use). If it does contain a preservative (multi-use) then using the drop more than 4 times daily may induce corneal edema. Artificial tear may reduce eye allergy symptoms by rinsing off the allergens and mediator and is not a vascular decongestant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Control not cure: Anti-inflammatory meds like Restasis and Xiidra can be helpful as well as omega-3 supplements and hot masks. For more difficult cases, Lipiflow and meibomian gland probing work well to restore normal physiology. Generally speaking, it is difficult to cure dry eyes. We try to control the symptoms as best we can but if you stop the treatments, then the dry eye symptoms will likely come back. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Artificial tears: This is a very broad question. Start with articial tears, you may need plugs. See your eyecare physician. You need to be placed on prescription drops such as Restasis or even topical corticosteroids. Check your medication lists for dry eye and mouth side effects. This can become a chronic problem and require long term care. May need to change your dietary habits and improve your hydration ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Unfortunately none: There is no quick fix to stop dry eye completely. It tends to worsen as we age, as we produce less good tears. Treatment aims at managing and is an active process, but there are options that can significantly improve the discomfort of dry eye: OTC artificial tears, presription restasis, punctal plugs, humidifiers, vitamin supplements, heating masks, lid scrubs, lipiflow. Seek eye exam for help! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Environment factors: can be altered to help with dry eyes. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Remember to blink more and rest eyes with heavy use. Consider using a humidifier in the room where you may stay to do heavy reading/computer work. Use OTC artificial tears. Use lids scrubs with towelettes like OTC OcuSoft or baby shampoo. Use warm compresses for 10+min. Omega 3 fatty acids beneficial. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: Dry eyes can cause your vision to be blurry and not correct with glasses or contacts. Using re-wetting drops can be helpful as well as having plugs inserted, but i would recommend seeing your opthomologist for a check-up as there may also be another cause for your vision changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Could be allergens or other irritants that inflame the surface of the eye causing symptoms similar to chronic dry eye. If its only brief then not likely anything of concern. You can use over-the-counter artificial tears for short term problems. If it becomes chronic then see an eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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