Distichiasis Medication

Updated: Jul 15, 2019
  • Author: Jitander Dudee, MD, MA(Cantab), FACS, FRCOphth; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Ophthalmic lubricants without preservatives can be used in the eyes 3-4 times a day to protect the cornea in cases in which evidence of corneal epithelial damage is seen. Surgical intervention in these cases is eminent and the lubricants only help for a short period of time.

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Ophthalmic lubricants

Class Summary

Prevent excessive dryness and irritation of the eye.

Artificial tears

Act to stabilize and thicken precorneal tear film and prolong tear film break-up time, which occurs with dry eye states.

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