1. Assessing artificial tears for dry eye

    Assessing artificial tears for dry eye

    No clear winner in tear treatment There is no artificial tear yet that is perfect for all dry-eye patients. That's the conclusion that a number of dry-eye specialists make as they continue to try the expanding realm of tear productions available with their patients. "It is difficult to make an objective case that one type of product is superior over another, especially for so-called different types of dry eye," said Michael J. Doughty, Ph.D., professor, Department of Vision Sciences, Glasgow-Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland. Dr. Doughty recently co-authored a review article comparing artificial tears. "The overriding issue is what ...

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