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I have chronic dry eyes, I have tried many eye drops, including restasis - nothing has helped?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Complex treatment

See a dry eye specialist if not improving with tears or restasis, also may consider punctal plugs in noninflammatory cases.
Treat underlying cause (ie autoimmune disease), check for tear production issues, check for lid position issues (evaporative), check for meibomian gland disease or things that destabilizes tear film, systemic meds, previous corneal surgery/ctl wear, may need tarsorrhaphy...

In brief: Complex treatment

See a dry eye specialist if not improving with tears or restasis, also may consider punctal plugs in noninflammatory cases.
Treat underlying cause (ie autoimmune disease), check for tear production issues, check for lid position issues (evaporative), check for meibomian gland disease or things that destabilizes tear film, systemic meds, previous corneal surgery/ctl wear, may need tarsorrhaphy...
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Dry eye

There are many treatments for dry eye.
First line treatments include artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses 1-2 times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement or worsening, you should see an eye doctor to consider other prescription therapy. Based on your story, i would recommend considering a topical steroid or punctal plugs.

In brief: Dry eye

There are many treatments for dry eye.
First line treatments include artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses 1-2 times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement or worsening, you should see an eye doctor to consider other prescription therapy. Based on your story, i would recommend considering a topical steroid or punctal plugs.
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