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Which treatment regiment is best for you depends on how serious your dry eye condition is. This will also depend on your life style and health condition in general. See TheraLife packaged solutions for chronic dry eye relief to see which bundle is right for you.
We are listing the remedies that you may have already tried the conventional tools available to you.For more information: see dry eye home remedies
Application of artificial tears no more than 3-4 times per day can provide temporary relief. A word of caution; frequent use of eye drops can make your eyes drier.
Autologous Serum Eye Drops:
None of the commercially available artificial tear preparations include over 300 components- all of which have been shown to play important roles in the maintenance of a healthy ocular surface epithelial milieu. Autologous serum eye drops contain these essential factors. However, there is some controversy regarding the efficacy of this treatment. At least one study) has demonstrated that this modality is more effective than artificial tears in a randomized control study.
Thick Gel Eye Drops:
Lubricating tear ointments can be used during the day, but they generally are used at bedtime due to poor vision after application. They contain white petrolatum, mineral oil, and similar lubricants. They serve as a lubricant and an emollient. Application requires pulling down the eyelid and applying a small amount (0.25 in) inside Depending on the severity of the condition, it may be applied from every hour to just at bedtime. It should not be used with contact lenses. Specially designed glasses that form a moisture chamber around the eye may be used to create additional humidity.
Omega-3 Fish Oil - Key Role in Dry Eye Relief:
Consumption of dark fleshed fish containing dietary omega-3-fatty acid is associated with a decreased incidence of dry eye syndrome in women. This finding is consistent with postulated biological mechanisms. Early experimental work on omega-3 has shown promising results when used in a topical application or given orally.
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Conserving tears for Dry Eyes - Blocking tear drainage for Dry Eyes:
In each eye, there are two punctal little openings that drain tears into the tear ducts. There are methods to partially or completely close the tear ducts. This blocks the flow of tears into the nose, and thus more tears are available to the eyes.
Punctal plugs for Dry Eyes:
Punctal plugs are inserted into the punctal to block tear drainage. For people who have not found dry eye relief with drugs, punctal plugs may help. They are reserved for people with moderate or severe dry eye when other medical treatment has not been adequate. Statistically it has been shown that 50% of the punctal plugs fall out within the first year.
Cauterization for Dry Eyes:
If punctal plugs are effective, thermal or electric cauterization of puncti can be performed. In thermal cauterization, a local anesthetic is used, and then a hot wire is applied. This shrinks the drainage area tissues and causes scarring, which closes the tear duct. This procedure is done infrequently.
Customized contact lenses for Dry Eyes:
Persons with severe dry eyes may benefit from the Boston Scleral Lens which is a customized contact lens. Resting on the sclera, it creates a fluid filled layer over the cornea, thus preventing it from drying.
Surgery for Dry Eyes
In severe cases of dry eye syndrome may be performed where the eyelids are partially sewn together. This reduces the eyelid separation hopefully leading to a reduction in tear evaporation. This procedure is not done very often, and should be consulted with an eye physician.Your most sensible option is TheraLife Eye, which restores normal cell functions to both meibomian and lacrimal glands intra-cellulary to provide long lasting sustainable dry eye relief.