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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Artificial Tears (Definition)

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What are hypotears (artificial tears)?

What are hypotears (artificial tears)?

Hypotears (artificial tears): Hypotears: hypo tears lubricant eye drops, sterile, economy size 1 fl oz (30 ml) are lubricant eye drops available at amazon.Com or drugstore.Com and elsewhere. ...Read more

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Whats lacrilube (artificial tears) for?

Whats lacrilube (artificial tears) for?

Eye lubrication: Lacrilube (artificial tears) is a purified petrolatum which is certified for use on the eye. It is use to lubricate the eye, especially in cases of eye dryness more than the average and is used in hospitals to protect the eyes in situations where the eyes might dry out. It is a brand name, and there are a number of equivalent over the counter products with the same effect. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of artificial tears?

Lubrication: They provide lubrication. Some tears are more viscous. Some have oil added to help with evaporation. ...Read more

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What are tears naturale (artificial tears) for?

What are tears naturale (artificial tears) for?

Dryness: Tears naturale (artificial tears) is the brand name of a popular eye lubricant. If your problem is only eye dryness and your ophthalmologist has eliminated other causes, then this is an excellent lubricant available over the counter. ...Read more

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Is is always safe to use hypotears (artificial tears)?

Hypotears (artificial tears): Hypotears: hypo tears lubricant eye drops, sterile, economy size 1 fl oz (30 ml) are lubricant eye drops available at amazon.Com or drugstore.Com and elsewhere. Commerically prepared eye lubricants are generally safe for anyone, any condition. The rare problem would be an allergy to a preservative or other component of the eye drops. ...Read more

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What type of artificial tears are best and safest for use?

Artificial tears: Any brand of artificial tears should be ok to use. If you need to administer the tears very frequently, preservative free tears may be better because you can get sensitized to the preservatives. ...Read more

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Took lacrilube (artificial tears) without success. Anybody else have that?

Took lacrilube (artificial tears) without success. Anybody else have that?

Dry eyes: I am guessing your ophthalmolgist said you have some degree of eye dryness. Lacrilube (artificial tears) is a topical ointment useful to apply at night only just before sleep to help keep the eye protected during sleep. If ineffective for you, then you might have to supplement during the day with a topical drop labeled lubricating or tear replacement. Don't use the ones labeled "gets the red out". ...Read more

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No tears. I tried lacrilube (artificial tears) without success. Next steps?

No tears. I tried  lacrilube (artificial tears) without success. Next steps?

Omega-3 fatty acids: The first priority is to find out the cause( rule out sjogrens disease or lacrimal gland dysfunction) with an easy test. Medication side effects can be a source of dry eyes, so talk to your doctor. Staying well hydrated and increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids, (dha and epa) such as flaxseed oil does help. An ophthalmologist may insert punctal plugs or prescribe Cyclosporine eye drops. ...Read more

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How long is considered "prolonged use" of artificial tears? 1 week, a month?

Opinions will vary: "prolonged use" is a subjective term and there is no clear cut answer for your question, so this will vary from physician to physician. For me, if you need artificial tears for a month, then there is a problem that should be investigated. If it's just a few days or even 1-2 weeks then its likely not a problem. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Hypotears (Definition)

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