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Artificial tears (ocular lubricants) typically include one or more water-soluble polymers (carmellose, polyvinyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol, or carboxymethylcellulose) to improve retention, increase the duration of action, lubrication, and hydration of the ocular surface.
In addition, the company offers the Retaine brand, which includes a full line of artificial tears, ointments and sprays as well as a full line of nutritional supplements specially formulated for those suffering from dry eye.
The standard course of treatment in case of severe dryness is to prescribe lubricant eye drops known as artificial tears for daily use and ointments to be applied each night.
In addition, artificial tears can help alleviate the signs and symptoms of ocular rosacea.
Clinically, a recent randomized clinical trial compared a 2-week treatment with topical 20% autologous eye drops to conventional artificial tears in patients with severe dry eye syndrome [12].
Health experts recommend artificial tears for eyes as one way of dealing with smog.
They further recommend artificial tears for eyes as one way of dealing with smog.
DUBLIN -- Allergan PLC has launched Refresh Optive Mega-3, an over-the-counter artificial tears product that is the latest innovation in the Refresh portfolio to help those who suffer from dry eye.
The trial enrolled 39 patients who were randomised in three groups to assess the safety and performance of EyeGate OBG as a monotherapy or in combination with a BCL, in comparison to the present standard of care, artificial tears and BCL.
Asbell says that artificial tears, which are available over-the-counter (OTC) at pharmacies, can be helpful when it comes to balancing the components that make up tears (water, oil, and mucus).
Lacrimomimetics, or artificial tears, are synthetic ocular lubricants that supplement one or more components of the lacrimal film by increasing the tear volume and stability and by protecting the ocular surface against desiccation (DEWS, 0007).
Everyday, three times a day, as I have dry eyes and I need to use artificial tears.