Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Eye Dryness Treatment

Treatment for dry eyes usually includes home humidifier, artificial tears, and eye lubricating ointments. Less commonly surgery may be required.

Treatment for dry eyes may include:

  • Home humidifier
  • Artificial tears eye drops
  • Lubricating eye ointments
  • Cyclosporine eye drops
  • Surgery for dry eyes:
    • Close the lacrimal ducts, in order to block drainage of tears into the nose

Eye Dryness Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat dry eyes:

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Last Updated: Oct 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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