Treating dry eye

EyeWorld, 04/26/2011

A multifaceted approach is necessary to provide symptom relief in dry eye. Using different treatments at the same time can also help improve symptom relief. Dietary changes, such as increasing omega–3 intake and reducing fat, can make a difference in dry eye symptoms. Restasis continues to be the drug of choice for many dry eye sufferers. NSAIDs are now used more often in dry eye. Bromday is a newer medication which has shown improvements in the symptoms. Combination antibiotic/steroid drops like Tobradex (tobramycin/ dexamethasone, Alcon) also seem to work well in some patients. Oral doxycycline, azithromycin, and tetracycline can also be used. Serum tears for severe dry eye are being experimented upon.

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