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

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Dr. Terri Graham
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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