How long will dry eye treatments results last?
Dry eye treatment results will last as long as you’re taking the therapy. All dry eye treatment patients require artificial tear drops.
Some also benefit from taking fish oil, namely omega-3 tablets, and we will have patients who are using their dry eyedrops and taking their omega-3 tablets, but if they stop them, their dry eye symptoms will recur.
As long as patients are taking their treatment, their dry-eye symptoms will be controlled. If they stop their treatment, their dry eye symptoms may recur.
It’s important also to realize that there are environmental aspects to dry eye. So, patients working in an air-conditioned environment, a heated environment, using computer screens, the tears will evaporate from the surface of the eye in what’s known as evaporative dry eye syndrome.
Modifying one’s working conditions and the way one works can also have an effect on how effective, and the longevity of dry eye treatment.
So, one can treat dry eyes, one can control dry eyes, but one can’t cure dry eyes.
More about Robert Morris
Rob Morris is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at The Grange Eye Consultants. His special expertise is in cataract and refractive surgery, including Refractive Lens Exchange, and adult squint. He has over 30 years experience in treating people with eye problems. Rob Morris founded Grange Eye Consultants to manage the increasing demand for more complex refractive surgery. He leads clinical trials investigating novel eye treatments. He is currently Medical Director at Optegra Eye Hospitals.