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My 17 year old daughter has burning eyes. What are thebest drops, gels and ointments for secondary dry eyes?For how long can we use gels? Can you suggest the best omega 3 supplement?
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Dr. Michael Mund
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Dry eyes
At age 17 she should not have primary dry eye symptoms.
You say "secondary' , but to what.This implies some other problem, perhaps improper contact lens wear .If over-the -counter artificial tears do not relieve her symptoms, an evaluation by an ophthalmologist is recommended.

In brief: Dry eyes
At age 17 she should not have primary dry eye symptoms.
You say "secondary' , but to what.This implies some other problem, perhaps improper contact lens wear .If over-the -counter artificial tears do not relieve her symptoms, an evaluation by an ophthalmologist is recommended.
Dr. Michael Mund
Dr. Michael Mund
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Dr. Michael Mund
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Dry eyes
At age 17 she should not have primary dry eye symptoms.
You say "secondary' , but to what.This implies some other problem, perhaps improper contact lens wear .If over-the -counter artificial tears do not relieve her symptoms, an evaluation by an ophthalmologist is recommended.

In brief: Dry eyes
At age 17 she should not have primary dry eye symptoms.
You say "secondary' , but to what.This implies some other problem, perhaps improper contact lens wear .If over-the -counter artificial tears do not relieve her symptoms, an evaluation by an ophthalmologist is recommended.
Dr. Michael Mund
Dr. Michael Mund
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Dr. Lee Yasgur
Ophthalmology
In brief: No extra medication
No additional medication for children, PLEASE! WHY does this 17 year old child have SECONDARY dry eye syndrome? MOM has not yet told us?! The 3 most common causes are improper use of contact lenses and allergies and medications/ otc products.
So we need information. Does she have eczema? Acne? Sleep in contacts? Been through chemotherapy? Take anti-histamines? Sleep-aides? Diet pills? Acne pills?

In brief: No extra medication
No additional medication for children, PLEASE! WHY does this 17 year old child have SECONDARY dry eye syndrome? MOM has not yet told us?! The 3 most common causes are improper use of contact lenses and allergies and medications/ otc products.
So we need information. Does she have eczema? Acne? Sleep in contacts? Been through chemotherapy? Take anti-histamines? Sleep-aides? Diet pills? Acne pills?
Dr. Lee Yasgur
Dr. Lee Yasgur
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
In brief: Dry eye
Dry eye in this age group needs a thorough systemic workup.
Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. Ointments can be used indefinitely. I like centrum pronutrient omega-3.

In brief: Dry eye
Dry eye in this age group needs a thorough systemic workup.
Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. Ointments can be used indefinitely. I like centrum pronutrient omega-3.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Paul Bruer
Ophthalmology
In brief: Allergy airbourne
Dry eye is uncommon in teens.
Perhaps try an over the counter anti-histamine drop (zaditor, alaway etc [major pharmacies have house brands].

In brief: Allergy airbourne
Dry eye is uncommon in teens.
Perhaps try an over the counter anti-histamine drop (zaditor, alaway etc [major pharmacies have house brands].
Dr. Paul Bruer
Dr. Paul Bruer
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