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How to cure dry eyes?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ehsan Sadri
Ophthalmology
7 doctors agree

In brief: No cure

Dr eye syndrome can be mild moderate or severe.
It's chronic and not curable only treatable.

In brief: No cure

Dr eye syndrome can be mild moderate or severe.
It's chronic and not curable only treatable.
Dr. Ehsan Sadri
Dr. Ehsan Sadri
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Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not yet

"dry eyes" is a catch all name for describing signs.
It can be multifactorial and difficult to pinpoint to focus treatment. Fortunately for the drug companies this is a fabulous monetary growth opportunity that is only increasing so that more research money is beinginvested.Stay tuned.

In brief: Not yet

"dry eyes" is a catch all name for describing signs.
It can be multifactorial and difficult to pinpoint to focus treatment. Fortunately for the drug companies this is a fabulous monetary growth opportunity that is only increasing so that more research money is beinginvested.Stay tuned.
Dr. Alan Mindlin
Dr. Alan Mindlin
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Dr. Val Zudans
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Control dry eye

There are many effective treatments for dry eye.
Artificial tears and omega 3s control dry eye for most patients. Punctal plugs slow the rate of outflow from the eye and are very effective. Restasis can improve tear production. Serum tears are the best option in severe cases that have not responded to the above. Tear lipid deficiency can also be helped with warm compresses and other treatment.

In brief: Control dry eye

There are many effective treatments for dry eye.
Artificial tears and omega 3s control dry eye for most patients. Punctal plugs slow the rate of outflow from the eye and are very effective. Restasis can improve tear production. Serum tears are the best option in severe cases that have not responded to the above. Tear lipid deficiency can also be helped with warm compresses and other treatment.
Dr. Val Zudans
Dr. Val Zudans
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dry eye

Dry eye is a chronic disease so there is no cure.
If can be treated and controlled with appropriate therapy.

In brief: Dry eye

Dry eye is a chronic disease so there is no cure.
If can be treated and controlled with appropriate therapy.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Increase tears

Tears can be increased by adding artificial tears, slowing drainage by placing plugs in tear drainage ducts or by using medications to improve function of glands that produce tear components (restasis).
Systemic medications should be reviewed and substituted if possible alot of the make dry eye worse. Most common are antihistamines, diuretics and beta blockers. Other meds also ask your dr.

In brief: Increase tears

Tears can be increased by adding artificial tears, slowing drainage by placing plugs in tear drainage ducts or by using medications to improve function of glands that produce tear components (restasis).
Systemic medications should be reviewed and substituted if possible alot of the make dry eye worse. Most common are antihistamines, diuretics and beta blockers. Other meds also ask your dr.
Dr. Charles Titone
Dr. Charles Titone
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Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dry eyes

Generally dry eyes occurs gradually sometimes watering of eyes but most times itchy eyes.
Most times you will find no good reason and use of lubrication drops or artificial tears work well but will have to be continued for years.

In brief: Dry eyes

Generally dry eyes occurs gradually sometimes watering of eyes but most times itchy eyes.
Most times you will find no good reason and use of lubrication drops or artificial tears work well but will have to be continued for years.
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology

In brief: Dry eyes!

No cure, but you can start with artificial tears routinely (one drop 4 times a day every day), oral omega-3's, and warm compresses.
Next, medicated drops (restasis, mild steroid drops, NSAID drops) or punctal occlusion may be helpful.

In brief: Dry eyes!

No cure, but you can start with artificial tears routinely (one drop 4 times a day every day), oral omega-3's, and warm compresses.
Next, medicated drops (restasis, mild steroid drops, NSAID drops) or punctal occlusion may be helpful.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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