Dry Eye Syndrome
Causes and Treatment
Tear production normally decreases with age. Dry eyes can also be associated with arthritis, use of certain medications, and allergies.
Replacing natural tears with artificial tears or ointments is the basis of treatment. Artificial tears are available without prescription and may be used as often as necessary, only once a day, or as often as several times an hour. Ointments are used primarily before bed. Other treatment options include over the counter flax seed oil tablets, punctal occlusion, and Restasis, a prescription eye drop for dry eyes.
The Eye Center of Fort Wayne will be happy to provide a list of recommended artificial tears and ointments for you as well as treatment options.
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