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Dr found dry eyes. Gave Systane Ultra (UD). Are these artificial tears? Dr also gave me Hypromellose Gel 0.03%. Why no Restasis or Lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops?

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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes----first level

Systane is brand of artificial tear, and there are many different brands.
Artificial tear Gels are artificial tears as well, but thicker. Not every doctor treats the same way. My first line of treatment for dry eyes is artificial tears and warm compresses. If no improvement, I add restasis and other things afterward.

In brief: Yes----first level

Systane is brand of artificial tear, and there are many different brands.
Artificial tear Gels are artificial tears as well, but thicker. Not every doctor treats the same way. My first line of treatment for dry eyes is artificial tears and warm compresses. If no improvement, I add restasis and other things afterward.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Most people

with dry eyes do not need anti-inflammatory treatment.
They do well with just topical lubricants.

In brief: Most people

with dry eyes do not need anti-inflammatory treatment.
They do well with just topical lubricants.
Dr. Tim Conrad
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