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Suggest treatment for chronic dry eye - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jan-2015
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Very Good Posted in: Vision and Eye Disorders
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Doctor:Hi
User:Hello..
Doctor: Please proceed with your query.
User:I am a 29 old female working with IT firm..
User:and currently i am having chronic dry eye trouble..
Doctor:Have you tried artificial tears?
User:yes .. refresh tears i have been using..
User:but its not helping me much
Doctor:It means that either the tears are not forming or the tear flow is blocked
Doctor:For blockage of flow of tears an examination by an ophthalmologist will be needed
User:okay
User:meanwhile can u suggest me good eye drops.
Doctor:For tears not forming, it may be some inflammation in the lacrimal glands
Doctor:There is nothing better than refresh for dry eyes
Doctor:Here we need to find the cause
User:okay..
User:u mean to say i need to see an opthalmalogist.. right?
Doctor:Now inflammation may be either infection or autoimmune etc
Doctor:Well yes
User:okay.. i will see a doctor tomorrow.
Doctor:You should ask the ophthalmologist to find the cause
User:thanks a lot :)
Doctor:Thanks and take care
User:u too take care
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