Selected patients were randomized (by block permutation method) in the ratio of 1:1 into two groups to receive either the artificial tears
or cyclosporine as add-on the drug with the artificial tear
Osmoprotectants commonly used in artificial tears
are erythritol, glycerol, L-carnitin, and betaine (BAUDOUIN et al., 0013).
46 dry eye cases were treated with artificial tears
.10 cases who showed evidence of meibomian gland disease were treated with doxycycline.
The mainstays of dry eye treatment are over-the-counter artificial tears
in the form of eyedrops.
are the primary treatment for dry eyes.
The clinical trial by Florida ophthalmologists randomized 37 patients with ocular rosacea to twice-daily topical cyclosporine 0.05% (Restasis) or artificial tears
for 3 months.
It is closely related to rheumatoid arthritis and is treated in much the same way with the addition of artificial tears
and skin moisturisers.
A Dry eye syndrome can be treated with artificial tears
or eye lubricant ointments.
"Other products are basically artificial tears
. They're not therapeutic drops--they're comfort drops." $12.78 suggested retail.
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.