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.
THIS CONTENT DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. This content is
provided for informational purposes and reflects the opinions of the
author. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice,
diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare
professional regarding your health. If you think you may have a medical
emergency, contact your doctor immediately or call 911.
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
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