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Treatment: Other Considerations


Besides improvement of subjective symptoms, one important component of dry eye treatment is restoring the ocular surface, including improving tear film integrity and homeostasis.

What else do you think I counseled the patient to do to improve her condition?

a. Continue with topical cyclosporine 0.05%
b. Discontinue use of oral pilocarpine
c. Discontinue use of loratadine
d. Both a and c
Douglas K. Devries, OD

Douglas K. Devries, OD, is a co-founder and managing partner of Eye Care Associates of Nevada and serves as both clinical director and optometric residency program director for the state-wide practice. He is an adjunct clinical professor of optometry at Pacific University and serves on the advisory board or speakers' bureau of Abbott Medical Optics, Alcon, Allergan, Akorn, Bio Tissue, BVI Medical, Bausch + Lomb, TearLab, NiCox, OcuSoft, and Ophthalmic Resources.

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