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How to minimize dry eye naturally?

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Dr. Constance Okeke
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Environment factors

can be altered to help with dry eyes.
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Remember to blink more and rest eyes with heavy use. Consider using a humidifier in the room where you may stay to do heavy reading/computer work. Use OTC artificial tears. Use lids scrubs with towelettes like OTC OcuSoft or baby shampoo. Use warm compresses for 10+min. Omega 3 fatty acids beneficial. Hope this helps!

In brief: Environment factors

can be altered to help with dry eyes.
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Remember to blink more and rest eyes with heavy use. Consider using a humidifier in the room where you may stay to do heavy reading/computer work. Use OTC artificial tears. Use lids scrubs with towelettes like OTC OcuSoft or baby shampoo. Use warm compresses for 10+min. Omega 3 fatty acids beneficial. Hope this helps!
Dr. Constance Okeke
Dr. Constance Okeke
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Dr. Val Zudans
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Natural dry eye tx

A diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids (fish oils, flax seed oils, krill oil) should help.
Warm compresses can help with lipid deficiencies in tears. Punctal plugs can be placed by an opthalmologist and allow your natural tears to stay on the eye longer. And, lastly, it is possible for an ophthalmologist to take blood and make serum tears for you to use in your eyes (the last two requite help).

In brief: Natural dry eye tx

A diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids (fish oils, flax seed oils, krill oil) should help.
Warm compresses can help with lipid deficiencies in tears. Punctal plugs can be placed by an opthalmologist and allow your natural tears to stay on the eye longer. And, lastly, it is possible for an ophthalmologist to take blood and make serum tears for you to use in your eyes (the last two requite help).
Dr. Val Zudans
Dr. Val Zudans
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Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology

In brief: A few suggestions

To help with inflammation and clogged oil glands in your lid, a diet high in omega-3s (fish oil, flaxseed oil) is definitely helpful.
I also like black currant seed oil as well. Cutting down on environmental irritants like prolonged computer/phone use by taking frequent breaks and use of humidifiers is helpful. Blinking exercises can help your blink function and decrease partial blinks.

In brief: A few suggestions

To help with inflammation and clogged oil glands in your lid, a diet high in omega-3s (fish oil, flaxseed oil) is definitely helpful.
I also like black currant seed oil as well. Cutting down on environmental irritants like prolonged computer/phone use by taking frequent breaks and use of humidifiers is helpful. Blinking exercises can help your blink function and decrease partial blinks.
Dr. Deepak Raja
Dr. Deepak Raja
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Rewetting drops

Saline or rewetting eye drops can help.

In brief: Rewetting drops

Saline or rewetting eye drops can help.
Dr. Donald Alves
Dr. Donald Alves
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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology

In brief: Take

Flax seed oil and clean eyelids daily.

In brief: Take

Flax seed oil and clean eyelids daily.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Dr. Tim Conrad
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