artificial tears

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ar·ti·fi·cial tears

mixtures of fluid compounds to substitute for naturally produced t's.

artificial tears

a pharmaceutical preparation of various polymers that can be instilled in the eyes of patients suffering from dry eye or keratoconjunctivitis sicca.

artificial tears

A solution containing 0.5% carboxymethyl cellulose or 5% polyvinyl alcohol, used to treat dry eye–xerophthalmia, often associated with Sjögren syndrome, which may also be due to sarcoidosis, senile lacrimal gland atrophy, acute or chronic infectious dacryoadenitis–eg, gonococcal and trachoma or tumors–eg, lymphomas, pseudolymphoma, 1º or metastatic carcinoma

artificial tears

Bland solutions designed to maintain the wetness of the cornea in conditions of abnormal dryness from inadequate tear secretion. Methylcellulose is a common ingredient.
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Preservative-free artificial tear solutions are most often recommended because they contain fewer additives, which can further irritate the eyes.
Some of the challenges we face today in the management of dry eye can be addressed through innovative ideas like creating awareness campaigns to improve knowledge of dry eye disease amongst health care professionals and patients, creating simple dry eye diagnostic tools, availability of better Rx treatment options that can address both signs and symptoms, and simplified artificial tear product options that can address multiple tear film deficiencies in different types of dry eye disease.
Thus, although many artificial tear formulations are isotonic, some have low osmolarity, with the aim of diluting the diseased tear film back to normal osmolarity (HOPKINS, 0007).
Artificial tear drops, ointments, and capsules can also be used to help stimulate or maintain tear production and guard against future tear loss.
Artificial tear lubricant eye drops including CMC and PEG promote the recovery of epithelial barrier function, and the results are also supported by previous studies.
A primary approach to managing dry eyes is to utilize artificial tear solutions.
Restasis is generally recommended to people who use artificial tear eyedrops frequently without getting long-term symptom relief.
Although AHC is a self-limiting disease, in order to fasten the recovery period, to prevent secondary bacterial infection and some possible complications, to provide patient comfort and to decrease virus load in the eye, various topical medications including antibiotics, steroids and artificial tear drops may be used.
With general treatment guidelines in each chapter, information is organized by therapeutic category, such as retinal disease, anti-infective, and anti-inflammatory agents; contact lens care; artificial tear solutions and ocular lubricants; local anesthetics; ophthalmic dyes; and surgical adjuncts.
Eye drops as artificial tear films or drugs which stop the inflammation are then called for.
Refresh Plus is an artificial tear that mimics the soothing properties of natural tears, but is a preservative-free formulation recommended for mild to moderate dry eye.