Osmoprotectants commonly used in artificial tears
are erythritol, glycerol, L-carnitin, and betaine (BAUDOUIN et al.
The most common non-pharmaceutical therapy for DED is occlusion of the lacrimal puncta or canaliculi; this slows tear clearance and is indicated in patients with ADDE only after frequent use of unpreserved artificial tears
and lubricants remains insufficient.
The numbers of artificial tears
, NSAIDs, corticosteroids, and other drugs prescribed per prescription were 0.
46 dry eye cases were treated with artificial tears
Mild cases of dry eyes can usually be managed with over-the-counter artificial tear
The mainstays of dry eye treatment are over-the-counter artificial tears
in the form of eyedrops.
are the primary treatment for dry eyes.
Allowing a subsidy for OTC products such as artificial tears
without a prescription may make it difficult to determine whether consumers are using health account money to buy personal care products, such as sun screen and cold remedies, Van de Water said.
People definitely felt better with this product than with artificial tears
," said Dr.
Dry eyes respond to the use of artificial tears
applied every one to four hours or to pharmacological stimulation of tear production.
An often-recommended brand of artificial tears
, sold over the counter (OTC), are the most widely used treatment for dry eye.