Depending on the severity of your symptoms your eye doctor may prescribe a variety of different treatments.

The most common treatment options include:

  • Eye drops, gels or ointments to lubricate the surface of the eyes (most often these are also available from the pharmacy with or without prescription)
  • Medications which may reduce inflammation
  • In more extreme cases, your eye doctor may recommend a type of surgery to keep your tears from draining

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