4 Tips for Choosing Dry Eye Treatments
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Finding the Right Treatment for Dry Eyes

When your eyes are healthy, you don’t really notice how they feel. But when you’re suffering from chronic dry eye, you may feel pain, burning, scratching, and irritation in your eyes. With dry eye disease, your eyes don’t produce enough tears, or those tears evaporate too quickly. Fortunately, there are many different treatment options out there to relieve symptoms and help the eyes produce more tears. An eye doctor, or ophthalmologist, like me, can recommend over-the-counter (OTC) artificial tears for mild cases, or you might need prescription eye drops to lower the inflammation in your eye. Follow these tips to make sure you’re getting the best treatment for your dry eyes.

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Leejee H Suh

Leejee H. Suh, MD

Leejee H. Suh, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and director of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Division at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, where she also serves as an associate professor of ophthalmology. View her Healthgrades profile >

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