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.
How much Omega 3 should I take for dry eye?
Simple question but the answer is a bit complex. Omega 3 supplements vary widely in their potency.