- Heavy eye or eye fatigue.
- Feeling of discomfort in the eye.
- Redness in the eye.
- Continuous itching.
- An unusual type of Irritation in the eye.
- Crusting of eyelids.
- Excessive tearing in the eye.
- The blur of eye vision.
- Pain and light sensitivity.
- Blinking abnormalities like Eye Twitching.
Basic tests that performed on Dry Eye are like-
- Fluorescein staining.
- Tear film break-up time.
- Schirmer test.
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Treatment of Dry Eye
- Mild steroid eye drops.
- Cyclosporine eye drops.
- The use of oral agents (salagen) is also possible.
Replenish the Tears
- Thera Tears.
- Akwa Tears.
2. Bicarbonate containing artificial tears have also been shown to promote healing in severely dry eyes. Available bicarbonate containing tears include:
- Bion Tears.
- Murine Tears.
- Prolonging the contact time of artificial tears on the cornea also helps.
3. Non-preserved drops are the best. However, if preserved eye drops are to be used, then newer preservatives like GenAqua are preferable to Benzalkonium chloride (BAC).
- In addition to that also avoid using Vaseline in your eye.
- Do not aggressively wash your eye with running water or saline.
How to Treat Inflammation in Eye Surface i.e. red irritated eye?
2. Hypertonicity of tears.
3. Microtrauma from eyelids during blinking.
4. Proinflammatory substances released by the lacrimal glands or eyelids.
5. A reduced supply of supportive factors from tears and corneal nerves.
Available anti-inflammatory treatments include
- Cyclosporin A (Restasis) eyedrops.
- Steroid eye drops (Alrex, Lotemax, FML, or Vexol).
Do Not Use Systemic antihistamines like Claritin and Benadryl these antihistamines will increase dry eye symptoms.
Oral supplements & Dietary advice
1. Maintain a good water intake.
2. Totally Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
3. Oral therapy with polyunsaturated fatty acids reduces ocular surface inflammation and improves dry eye symptoms.
4. Eating Fish means increase omega-3 fatty acids do not much helpful.
1. Air currents increase tear evaporation, therefore avoid car air conditioning and heaters.
2. Use a humidifier to increase humidity in your surroundings which in its most basic form consists of a dish containing water on a windowsill or radiator.
3. Avoid dry eye due to computer vision syndrome.
4. Keep your computer monitor at an elevated angle or use a computer shield while looking at a screen.
5. When looking down, the upper eyelid partially covers the eye, thus reducing the exposed area of the eye.
7. Avoid smoke and dust.
8. Use wraparound sunglasses around your eye and try to cover your eye outside as much as you can.