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What are lubricant eye drops and how do they work

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What are lubricant eye drops and how do they work

 

“The eyes are the window to the world, nurture them well” – Quote by a philosopher.

 

Living in the era of technology has its pros and cons. Of course, the pros are numerous and too many to list out here. In this blog, we are looking at one of the cons of living in the 21st century with tech surrounding us in the form of screens. The screens could be of a computer, a laptop, TV, and mobile devices. Our lives revolve around these screens most of the day and for some even at night. The excessive use of screens in our daily lives gives rise to the medical condition of dry eyes.

Too much screen time daily coupled with other factors such as people not blinking their eyes enough or the tear ducts drying up or not producing enough tears are the leading reasons for the “dry eye syndrome”. If you have the symptoms of dry eye and get a diagnosis from a good eye doctor, he/she will most probably prescribe good lubricant eye drops which are to be used daily and multiple times a day to keep the eyes lubricated and in good condition. These drops also known as artificial tears keep the eyes lubricated and moisturized, in the absence of your real tears.

They work the same way as our bodily tears do. They provide the necessary moisture required by the eyes to perform optimally. They invoke the same elements as real tears and aid the tear film to work better in safeguarding the surface or the top layers of the eyes.

There are many brands of lubricant eye drops in the market, made by different manufacturers on different price points. Try out different ones and settle on the one which suits you best. Glycerin based eye drops are the best. Lubricant eye drops are safe to use. Word of caution - however, if after using various drops you still field no relief, then it’s time to visit the eye doctor. Don’t suffer in silence; take action for the irritating eye condition now.

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Dr. Gaurav (Ortho)

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