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How can I help dry eyes if I can't use drops well?

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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Other treatments

Artificial tears aren't really a cure anyways.
Start off with warm compresses, minimum 15 continuous min, using a beanie bag. There are other ways to help dry eyes as well, like omega-3, doxycycline, punctal plugs, ointments. Best to let your ophthalmologists guide your treatments.

In brief: Other treatments

Artificial tears aren't really a cure anyways.
Start off with warm compresses, minimum 15 continuous min, using a beanie bag. There are other ways to help dry eyes as well, like omega-3, doxycycline, punctal plugs, ointments. Best to let your ophthalmologists guide your treatments.
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Dry eye treatment

Your description sounds like dry eye.
Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. For dry eye, you are going to need sone drops but punctal plugs may be beneficial.

In brief: Dry eye treatment

Your description sounds like dry eye.
Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. For dry eye, you are going to need sone drops but punctal plugs may be beneficial.
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Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
There are tricks to putting in eye drops. Lay with eyes closed and put drops in inner corner of eye. Then open eye, it pulls the drops in.
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