Dry eye cannot be “cured”, but your eyes’ sensitivity can be managed so that your eyes remain healthy. The most frequent treatment is the use of artificial tears or comfort eyedrops. Unpreserved solutions are recommended to avoid further irritation of an already sensitised eye. For more severe cases, gel or ointment may be advised, especially for night-time use. In severe cases, small plugs may be inserted in the corner of eyelids to slow drainage and reduce the loss of tears.
In many cases of dry eye there are also changes to the lid and gland structure (blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction) and this should be treated at the same time.
The most structured and successful way to treat these chronic conditions is through our Dry Eye Treatment Programme.