Success in managing dry eye patients is a very exciting part of Dr. Guthrie’s practice. “One size does not fit all.” Treatment of the dry eye patient is not like following a cookbook recipe; treatment plans must be tailored to the person’s lifestyle and needs.
There are many artificial tears in the marketplace that comfort the dry eye patient. Plugs (tiny stent-like corks placed in the canals that drain tears), is a painless option done in the office for increasing available tears. They are used to enhance comfort. Restasis©, an antimetabolite, has been a great advancement in managing dry eyes.
Some of the nutritional supplementation available creates an improved tear quality and function.