Available Treatments

Important information:

1. Please consult with your doctor before using any treatment.
2. Not all medications are available in every country. You might have to order online or use services like Clinigen and GlobalRx with assistance from your doctor.
3. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients or preservatives in medications.
4. Try to use only preservative free drops.

 

Alternative Treatments For Symptom Management

 
 

Diet and Natural Products
Warm Compress

Warm compresses may be applied over the eyelids as a treatment. They work by loosening up hardened oil that clogs the oil glands in the eyelids.

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Manuka Honey

Manuka honey drops help some patients to relieve their symptoms and comes in two forms: gel and eye drops. Manuka honey gel is preservative free.

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Humidifier

A humidifier puts more moisture in the air. With more moisture in the air, tears evaporate more slowly, keeping your eyes more comfortable. Also, both furnaces and air conditioners decrease humidity in the air.

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Hydration

Drinking more water can help dry eyes. Dry eyes may be a signal that your body is dehydrated.

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Cold Compress

Cold compress method relieves the “heat” around eyes, helps to regulate the blood circulation around eyes and relieve the strain.

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Computer Glasses

Anti-reflective coatings in Computer glasses eliminate reflections of light from the front and back surfaces of your lenses that can cause eye strain.

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Lid Wipes/Cleansers

Lid Wipes/Cleansers help to clear away the excessive bacteria and debris along the lid margins.

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Moister Chamber Glasses
 
In some cases Moisture chamber glasses can help to provide relief. They wrap around eyes like goggles, helping to retain moisture and protecting eyes from windy environment.

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Punctual plugs
 
Punctal plugs are tiny, biocompatible devices inserted into tear ducts to block drainage. This increases the eye's tear film and surface moisture to relieve dry eyes.

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Supplements For Symptom Management

 
 

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Fish Oil Supplement
 
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Omega 3 Supplement

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Vitamin D Supplement

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Flax Seed Supplement

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Billberry

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Krill Oil

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COD Liver Oil
 
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Eyebright

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Prescription Only Pharmacological Treatments For Symptom Management

 
 

Xiidra

Xiidra is a prescription Ophthalmic solution containing lifitegrast 5% (50 mg/mL). Xiidra™ (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) 5% is indicated for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease. *

Restasis

Restasis (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion) 0.05% contains a topical immunomodulator with anti-inflammatory effects. Cyclosporine is an immunosuppressive agent when administered systemically. In patients whose tear production is presumed to be suppressed due to ocular inflammation associated with keratoconjunctivitis sicca, cyclosporine emulsion is thought to act as a partial immunomodulator. The exact mechanism of action is not known. *

 

Eyelid Treatments For Symptom Management

 
 

LipiFlow

The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System is a way to treat Evaporative Dry Eye caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). Opening and clearing blocked glands allows the body to resume the natural production of lipids (oils) needed for the tear film. *

IPL DRY EYE

Intense Pulsed Light

IPL targets the blood vessels surrounding the oil-producing glands of the eyelids (known as the meibomian glands) resulting in better eyelid appearance and better function of the eyelid glands. *

Blephex-treatment

BlephEx

BlephEx removes excess bacteria, biofilm and bacterial toxins, the main causes of inflammatory dry eye and lid disease. *

 

Other Eye Drops

 
 

MediVis-Defluxa-Eye-drops

Defluxa

Defluxa eye drops contain Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) + hyaluronic acid and as per a study Palmitoylethanolamide represents a promising addition to our therapeutic armamentarium for neuropathic pain, with potential for good tolerability and a low propensity for side effects. *

Diquafosol

Diquafosol ophthalmic solution 3 % (Diquas(®)) is a P2Y2 receptor agonist that promotes tear fluid and mucin secretion and is currently approved in Japan and South Korea for the treatment of dry eye. *

Mucosta

Rebamipide (Mucosta)

Two years after this launch, published data have shown that this drug has been advantageous for the treatment of dry eye, as compared to other existing drugs currently being used, including lubricants. *

dipyridamole

Dipyridamole Eye Drops

The dipyridamole eye drops are prepared by specialist pharmacies, where each drop contains 1/50,000th of the daily oral dose - a margin of safety unparalleled by any pharmaceutical eye drop. *

Platelet Rich Plasma Eye Drops

Platelet Rich Plasma Eye Drops

The use of PRP eye drops for the treatment of Recurrent Corneal Erosions was shown to be effective in reducing the recurrence rate without any significant complications. *

Autologous Serum Eye Drops

Autologous Serum Eye Drops

Eye drops made from blood serum improved symptoms of ocular surface disease and improved patients’ quality of life, according to a study presented here.

OptiSerum

OptiSerum

OptiSerum eye drops are prepared from the umbilical cord blood collected from donors during the birthing process. Umbilical cord blood serum has been found to contain similar growth factors, proteins and Vitamin A to tears. Therefore, umbilical cord blood serum can be used successfully in treatment for ocular surface diseases. *

Vismed

Vismed

VISMED is a hypotonic aqueous solution of sodium hyaluronate (SH) which contains a number of important ions also found in natural tears. *

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Optimel Antibacterial Manuka Eye Gel

Optimel Antibacterial Manuka Eye Drops assist the surface health of the eye by creating a microenvironment that supports healing and prevents further damage. When applied to the surface of the eye, Optimel Antibacterial Manuka Eye Drops provide a barrier that through low pH, acts on bacteria that may potentially colonise the traumatised surface. *

 

Antibiotics

 
 

azithromycin

Azithromycin

The study, published in February’s British Journal of Ophthalmology, found that both oral Azithromycin and Doxycycline improved symptoms of MGD. However, patients on azithromycin had relatively better improvement in symptoms and signs along with fewer side effects. *

doxycycline

Doxycycline

The study, published in February’s British Journal of Ophthalmology, found that both oral Azithromycin and Doxycycline improved symptoms of MGD. However, patients on azithromycin had relatively better improvement in symptoms and signs along with fewer side effects. *

Ofloxacin-Omeflox-Opthalmic-Ointment

Ofloxacin Ophthalmic Ointment

Cleansing treatment ofloxacin ophthalmic ointment at the eyelid margin may be effective for patients with obstructive MGD. *

 

Special Lenses

 
 

Scleral Lens

Scleral/Prose lens

A scleral lens, also known as a scleral contact lens and ocular surface prostheses is a large contact lens that rests on the sclera and creates a tear-filled vault over the cornea.