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If you have dry eye syndrome, your eyes do not produce enough tears or you are unable to maintain a normal layer of tears to coat your eyes. As a result, your eyes cannot eliminate dust and other irritants, which can lead to stinging, burning, pai[read article]

Tests for Dry Eye Syndrome

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The human eye maintains a stable level of moisture and eliminates foreign particles by producing tears. When your eyes are too dry or too wet, you may be given Schi...  More
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Diseases of the eye can be difficult to diagnose during a general physical examination. A doctor who specializes in treating eye problems (ophthalmologist) is bette...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Dry Eye Syndrome

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Insertion of Punctal Plug
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Surgical Procedures for Dry Eye Syndrome

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Tarsorrhaphy
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Transposition of Salivary Duct
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Prescribed Medications for Dry Eye Syndrome

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ACETYLCYSTEINE (a se teel SIS teen) is a drug that loosens and thins mucus in the lungs. It is used to make breathing easier in patients with bronchitis, cystic fib...  More
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FISH OIL, OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS (Fish Oil, oh MAY ga 3 fatty AS ids) are essential fats. It is used to treat high triglyceride levels.  More
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FLUOROMETHOLONE (flure oh METH oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions in the eye.  More
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LOTEPREDNOL (loe te PRED nol) is used in the eye to treat swelling and redness caused by certain eye conditions or surgery.  More
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CYCLOSPORINE (SYE kloe spor een) eye drops are used to increase tear production in patients who have dry eyes due to eye inflammation.  More
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ARTIFICIAL TEARS (ahr tuh FISH uhl teerz) eye solution soothes irritation and discomfort caused by dry eyes.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Dry Eye Syndrome

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ACETYLCYSTEINE (a se teel SIS teen) is a drug that loosens and thins mucus in the lungs. It is used to make breathing easier in patients with bronchitis, cystic fib...  More
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FISH OIL, OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS (Fish Oil, oh MAY ga 3 fatty AS ids) are essential fats. It is used to treat high triglyceride levels.  More
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ARTIFICIAL TEARS (ahr tuh FISH uhl teerz) eye solution soothes irritation and discomfort caused by dry eyes.  More
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Self Care for Dry Eye Syndrome

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Use of Artificial Tears
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Application of Lubricant to Eye
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Herbs and Supplements for Dry Eye Syndrome What's this?

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acetylcysteine inhalation
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