Dry Eye Treatment

 

Pain, blurred vision, and even loss of sight might lead to in particularly severe cases.

Tears lubricate the inside of the eyelids to make blinking smooth and comfortable.

Without them, the surface of the eye can become irritated, which can potentially cause damage to the cornea.

Tears are produced in the lacrimal gland (1) and lubricate across the eye (2) and are then drained through the punta, canalicular drain into the lacrimal duct (3).

What Are the Purposes of Tears?

As you know, the symptoms of dry eye are caused by a reduction in your eye’s ability to produce sufficient natural tears. Tears are important because they serve several functions for keeping the eye healthy. The following are just a few:

How Are Dry Eye Symptoms Treated?

Treatment with artificial tears/lubricants
Preserved Artificial Tears

Preservative-Free Artificial Tears

Thicker Artificial Tears and Ointments

Drops with Omega-3 - Thera-tears

Stimulation of tear production

  1. Oral pilocarpine
  2. Restasis
    • Restasis ® Ophthalmic Emulsion is the only prescription eye drop indicated to increase tear production which might be reduced by inflammation on the eye surface in patients with Chronic Dry Eye.
    • Increased tear production was not seen in patients using topical steroid drops or tear duct plugs. The approved treatment is one drop in the morning and one drop at night in each eye, every day
    • Unlike artificial tears, Restasis® Ophthalmic Emulsion helps increase your natural ability to produce tears which might be suppressed by inflammation due to Chronic Dry Eye.
    • Indeed, numerous patients using Restasis® report a noticeable increase in tear production with continued use.
    • What to Expect
      • Restasis® Ophthalmic Emulsion works gradually to increase tear production. Individual results might vary.

      Initial Results

      • You might initially notice you're using artificial tears less and less. Over the course of time, you might be able to discontinue their use altogether.

      After Three Months

      • By the end of the third month numerous users can experience a significant difference in tear production.

      Continue Using Restasis®

      • As shown in six-month clinical studies, the benefits of Restasis® Ophthalmic Emulsion depend upon continuous use of the product.

Maintenance of Moisture

Moisture Chambers

 

Punctal Occlusion

Tarsorrahaphy

 

Lower Eyelid Retraction