Dry Eye Syndrome Current Therapeutic Interventions

Dry Eye Syndrome Current Therapeutic Interventions

In mild cases, over-the-counter (non-prescription) artificial tears in the form of eye drops may be sufficient. In more severe cases topical corticosteroids may be required short term, and are very effective in non- diabetic patients. They are only suitable for short term use as common side effects include intraocular pressure and cataract which the diabetic eye is already highly vulnerable to. NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) are the drug of choice, cyclosporin A and tacrolimus are additional anti-inflammatory drugs which may be used  3.