Are you suffering from dry eyes? The condition, although it may sound trivial, can have adverse effects if not treated in time. Fortunately, dry eyes treatment does not always have to rely on medications. The infographic below offers some answers on how to cure dry eyes naturally.
But first, it is important to understand the reason behind your eyes suffering from dryness. Dry eyes, simply put, are the result of the fluid and moisture in your eyes reducing. This causes the surface of your eyes to become dry and leads to a variety of issues. Some common dry eyes symptoms include blurriness, abnormal sensitivity to light, irritation, redness and fatigue.
However, most of these issues can be resolved with some simple home remedies for dry eyes. In fact, medications like dry eyes drops and ointments should only be used once natural methods fail to achieve the desired result. Refer to the infographic below on how to cure dry eyes permanently.
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Still having trouble with dry eyes? Try to speak to your doctor regarding these prescription methods:
As well as or instead of artificial tears you may be recommended to use Restasis which is a prescription eye drop, this is an effective and quick method for relief which includes a unique liquid solution that reduces inflammation and increases natural tears to stop the occurrence of dry eyes.
A new type of prescription eyedrop formula which is very similar to Restasis however only currently in the US for now. Like Restasis, it aims to moisten the eyes for quick and effective relief from dry eyes. Over 1,100 people clinically tested it in a trial for 12 weeks with very positive results all around including reports of being cured after the 12 weeks.
Steroid Eye Drops
The irritation of dry eyes usually causes inflammation. However, it can be present without any visible symptoms. Artificial tears do not address these inflammatory issues so your doctor may recommend steroid eye drops to manage this issue. They are usually a short-term solution although using steroids, there is such a small solution of the drug that it never makes it past the eye.
Lacrisert is a slow-releasing lubricant which is placed in the lower eye region where the eyelid meets the conjunctiva of the eyeball. Applied once a day it has been proven to relieve dry eye symptoms, however, only usually prescribed for severe dry eye cases. The reason for this is due to the side effects which can come with this drug, which includes stickiness of eyelashes and severe irritation.
Lipiflow is an automated dry eye treatment which consists of a warm compress therapy method. It applies pulsed pressure to the eyelids and expresses the clogged meibomian glands, thereby restoring the natural oils within the eye. This treatment is a proven relief, however costly and does not last longer than 3 years.
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