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Dry Eye Syndrome Topic Guide

Dry Eye Syndrome Dry Eye Syndrome:

Dry eye syndrome is a disruption of the normal mix of tear layers that coats and lubricates the eye. The condition is most common in people over 40 years of age, and women tend to suffer it more than men. Causes may range from activities like excessive screen use to serious disorders of the glands and other medical causes. There is no known cure for this disorder, but it can be managed with eyedrops, humidifiers, and other medications, both prescription and over-the-counter.

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cyclosporine ophthalmic Cyclosporine Ophthalmic

Cyclosporine is an immunosuppressant. Cyclosporine ophthalmic (for use in the eye) can increase tear production that has been reduced by inflammation in the...learn more »

bacitracin, neomycin, polymyxin B, and hydrocortisone ophthalmic Bacitracin, Neomycin, Polymyxin B, And Hydrocortisone Ophthalmic

Bacitracin, hydrocortisone, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic ophthalmic (for the eyes) is a combination antibiotic and steroid medicine that is used to t...learn more »

ocular lubricant Ocular Lubricant

There are many brands and forms of ocular lubricant available and not all are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

tetrahydrozoline ophthalmic Tetrahydrozoline Ophthalmic

Tetrahydrozoline is a vasoconstrictor. It works by narrowing swollen blood vessels in the eyes to reduce eye redness...learn more »

erythromycin Erythromycin

Erythromycin is an antibiotic that is used to treat or prevent many different types of infections caused by bacteria...learn more »

tetracycline Tetracycline

Tetracycline is an antibiotic that fights infection caused by bacteria...learn more »

doxycycline Doxycycline

Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body...learn more »