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How long is considered "prolonged use" of artificial tears? 1 week, a month?

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Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine

In brief: Opinions will vary

"prolonged use" is a subjective term and there is no clear cut answer for your question, so this will vary from physician to physician.
For me, if you need artificial tears for a month, then there is a problem that should be investigated. If it's just a few days or even 1-2 weeks then its likely not a problem.

In brief: Opinions will vary

"prolonged use" is a subjective term and there is no clear cut answer for your question, so this will vary from physician to physician.
For me, if you need artificial tears for a month, then there is a problem that should be investigated. If it's just a few days or even 1-2 weeks then its likely not a problem.
Dr. John Washburn
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