Recommendations for Aqueous Deficiency Dry Eye
Recommendations based on an Aqueous Deficiency Dry Eye
The goal of treating aqueous deficiency dry eye is to dilute the tears so that they are less salty and irritating to the ocular tissue.
LEVEL ONE: Use non-preserved rewetting drops designed for Aqueous Deficiency. Recommended 2-6 times per day.
Option 1 - Thealoz® – filtered bottle
Option 2 – non-preserved Theratears or non-preserved HypoTears – available through any pharmacy - individual use
LEVEL TWO: All level ONE recommendations but to an enhanced vigilance also add a eye gel at bedtime - Recommended: Ocunox or I-Defence
LEVEL THREE (hyper acute inflammatory): Pulse of prescription topical steroid and/or oral medications would be discussed by Optometrist for inflammatory dry eye disease. There are also non-steroidal medications that can be prescribed for ongoing use to battle inflammatory dry eye.
A recent patient of mine came up with this perfect description for the way her eyelids felt... Gritchy.
What did she mean and what causes this?
I wonder if this eye drop is still ok?
Scenario: you dig an eye drop bottle from deep in your travel bag. Expiration date on the worn label is next month .. is this drop still ok to put in your eye?
Do you blink to clear?
I suggest that clinically I see many patients mis-attribute transient screen blur to their glasses. This is most likely dry eye and counseling on drop use is usually met with some skepticism!