The diagnosis and symptoms of the patient decide on the treatment concept. The most important basis of therapy are artificial tears: drops, ointment, gels or sprays. They form a protective and lubricating film on the surface of the eye and stabilize the tear film. Artificial tears are available in a wide variety of compositions. However, refrain from self-medication: the wrong therapy can aggravate the symptoms or even cause other problems. Tear substitutes must therefore be selected individually by your ophthalmologist.
Depending on the situation, there may also exist concomitant medication depending on the cause and severity of dry eye disease, such as anti-inflammatory drugs or dietary supplements. Doctors and patients often have to be patient to find out which treatment option will bring the best possible success.
Individual therapies are the most successful.