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I just got diagnosed with dry eye syndrome. Any tips?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Moisture

You have dryness due to diminished ability to make tear volume, or an alteration in tear composition allowing your tears to evaporate more readily.
There is a "stepladder" of treatment including ointment at night, tear replacement drops during the day, punctal plugs which prevent loss of the tears you make, Restasis which can restore some flow and a few more advanced steps. Discuss with ophthal.

In brief: Moisture

You have dryness due to diminished ability to make tear volume, or an alteration in tear composition allowing your tears to evaporate more readily.
There is a "stepladder" of treatment including ointment at night, tear replacement drops during the day, punctal plugs which prevent loss of the tears you make, Restasis which can restore some flow and a few more advanced steps. Discuss with ophthal.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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