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How to Treat Dry Eye Syndrome?

There is currently no cure for DES; however, there are many treatments that can help manage the symptoms. In the majority of situations, you probably won’t need much more than a humidifier and some eye drops on occasion. Your eye doctor may offer extra nutrients, temporary or continuous anti-inflammatory treatments, or occluding your tear drainage canals as a means of reducing dry eye syndrome (DES) if the severity and frequency of your dry eye symptoms are particularly severe.

You might try any of these home remedies for dry eye disease treatment (DES) to assist ease the symptoms that you’re experiencing. A humidifier adds more moisture to the air in a room. Your tears will evaporate more slowly when there is more humidity in the air, which will keep your eyes feeling more comfortable. In addition, the humidity level in the air is reduced by both heaters and air conditioners. Excessive airflow dries out the eyes. You may prevent this from happening by slowing down the speed of the ceiling fans and/or the oscillating fans.

Warming compresses and eye washes with baby shampoo are helpful because they provide a layer of lubrication that is both thicker and more stable. This is especially beneficial if you have irritation of the lids or difficulties with the ducts in your eyelids that produce the lubricant. If you have any of these conditions, you may find that this helps. The oil already present in the glands is made more fluid by the application of heat, and the massaging motion assists in eliciting the oil’s release from the glands. The process of washing reduces the number of germs that are responsible for breaking down the oil.

You may assist supply extra moisture and lubricant for the exterior of your eye by using artificial tears, as well as lubricating drops and gels, which are available without a prescription. It is recommended to take these around four times each day, although they can be taken whenever necessary. If you want to use tears upwards of four to five times a day, it is advised that you choose solutions that do not include any preservatives.

Lubricating eye ointments have a consistency that is significantly more like a cream than eye drops or gels. Ointments have a significantly longer duration than eye drops or gels due to their higher viscosity. When used during the day, however, the thick consistency of ointments might cause a temporary blurring of eyesight. Because of this, they are often taken in the evening so that the eyes may be lubricated as you sleep.

If you find that your eyes become dry most often when you are reading or watching television, taking regular breaks to give your eyes a chance to rest and produce more tears may be of assistance. It’s possible that your prescription needs to be updated if you’ve been having headaches, if you’ve been squinting, or if you’ve been suffering eye tiredness or blurry vision. Since eyes could change over time, you should have your prescription updated if your eyeglasses are old. This can be determined by looking at the age of your frames.

Rickard Tordis
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