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Can patanol (olopatadine) be used for dry eyes?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Dry eyes!

Patanol (olopatadine) can sometimes help dry eyes, but it is intended for itch and allergies.
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!

Patanol (olopatadine) can sometimes help dry eyes, but it is intended for itch and allergies.
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
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Patanol (olopatadine)

Patanol (olopatadine) is effective for ocular allergies and is not used for dry eye.

In brief: Patanol (olopatadine)

Patanol (olopatadine) is effective for ocular allergies and is not used for dry eye.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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