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What are remedies to dry eyes in the morning?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology

In brief: Dry eyes!

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. You can use ointment (refresh pm at bedtime), i find that the oral omega 3's work well for people with problems during the night or first thing in the morning.

In brief: Dry eyes!

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. You can use ointment (refresh pm at bedtime), i find that the oral omega 3's work well for people with problems during the night or first thing in the morning.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Dry eye in morning

Dry eyes in the morning can be dye to many issues such as dry eye, blepharitis, lagophthalmos (partial eye closure during sleep), etc.
Try using artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses frequently, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If persistent symptoms, you should see your eye doctor to consider punctal plugs or other prescription topical meds.

In brief: Dry eye in morning

Dry eyes in the morning can be dye to many issues such as dry eye, blepharitis, lagophthalmos (partial eye closure during sleep), etc.
Try using artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses frequently, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If persistent symptoms, you should see your eye doctor to consider punctal plugs or other prescription topical meds.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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