Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Dry Eye Help with Restasis® & Artificial Tears

Help for Dry Eye Syndrome which is also called Dysfunctional Tear Syndrome (DTS), is more readily achieved with the use of a combination of Restasis® and artificial tears than with artificial tears alone according to researchers reporting in the September 2011 publication of Eye & Contact Lens: Science & Clinical Practice. Dry Eye Syndrome is a disease of the tears and ocular surface that causes symptoms of discomfort, visual disturbance, and tear film instability with potential damage to the ocular surface. There are many approaches to managing Dry Eye Syndrome including avoiding adverse environmental factors, eyelid hygiene, artificial tears and lubricants, punctal plugs, tear stimulation and anti-inflammatory drugs. From this study it appears as if the combination of artificial tears and Restasis® is a helpful treatment for Dry Eyes.

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