Dry eyes treatment
● Dry eyes due to cornea inflammation
A corneal inflammation, or keratitis, is an inflammation of the front of your eye, including the pupil and iris. Antiviral drops are unlikely but do work as an anti-inflammatory, if required.
● Tear regulating drugs
Please consult with your optometrist about which solution is best for you.
Other ways to prevent dry eyes
You can also use natural measures to treat dry eyes such as a warm, wet cloth, an eyelid massage, omega-3 supplements, and castor oil drops to keep your eyes lubricated.
Do you wear contact lenses? Your optometrist might advise you to choose silicone hydrogel contact lenses as these lenses are known to let in the most oxygen to your eyes.
Blinking your eyes regularly to keep them moist may also help. Blinking ensures you spread the tear fluid over the entire eye.
Drinking plenty of water is also good for the moisture balance of your eyes.
Avoid rubbing your eyes to prevent further irritation.
Smoke, dust, heating or air conditioning can cause dry air, which can increase the dryness of your eyes. Placing humidifiers can help.
If you often work at a computer, try to minimise the time that you stare at the screen. Make sure to follow the 20–20–20 rule. After 20 minutes of computer or nearby work, focus on an object around 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
Dry air, long hours of screen work, or taking certain medications are a few examples of possible dry eye triggers.
If inflammation or an infection is suspected, the best treatment depends on the virus or bacteria, the affected area of the eye, and the degree of the infection. We recommend that you visit an optometrist to get the right treatment.