The treatment of dry eye.

  title={The treatment of dry eye.},
  author={Margarita Calonge},
  journal={Survey of ophthalmology},
  volume={45 Suppl 2},
The most widely used therapy for dry eye disease is tear replacement by topical artificial tears. Punctal occlusion to prevent the drainage of natural or artificial tears is the most common non-pharmacological treatment. These and other traditional therapies for dry eye disease are only palliative, however, as they replace or conserve the tears without necessarily correcting the underlying disease process. As our understanding of the pathology of dry eye disease improves, new treatment… CONTINUE READING