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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Dry Eye Syndrome Topic Guide - Visuals
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Dry Eye Syndrome Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins
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, hydrocortisone, neomycin, and polymyxin B ophthalmic ophthalmic (for the eyes) is a combination antibiotic and steroid medicine that is used to t...learn more »
There are many brands and forms of ocular lubricant available and not all are listed on this leaflet...learn more »
Tetrahydrozoline is a vasoconstrictor. It works by narrowing swollen blood vessels in the eyes to reduce eye redness...learn more »
Erythromycin is an antibiotic that is used to treat or prevent many different types of infections caused by bacteria...learn more »