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In this Guidelines video, Fiona Chiu (Associate Chief Pharmacist, Strategy, Procurement and Satellite Services, Pharmacy Department, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) describes:
- the symptoms of dry eye, which include feelings of dryness, grittiness, and soreness
- treatment of mild or moderate dry eye with over-the-counter artificial tear drops
- administration of preservative-free eye drops in patients with severe symptoms
- non-pharmacological interventions, such as avoiding exposure to high temperatures or air conditioning.
View other Guidelines videos in this series:
- Management of common eye conditions: introduction
- Glaucoma and the #knowyourdrops campaign
- The diagnosis and treatment of stye
- The symptoms, causes, and treatment of episcleritis
- Subconjunctival haemorrhage
- The symptoms and management of chalazion (meibomian cyst)
- The causes and treatment of corneal abrasion
- Corneal and subtarsal foreign bodies
- Conjunctivitis—causes, symptoms, and management
- The symptoms and management of blepharitis
The development of this Guidelines video has been supported by an educational grant from Allergan plc. Allergan plc had no influence over the content of the video, and checked the final files for technical accuracy only. At all times, editorial control has remained with the presenter and MGP. Stock images were obtained from Science Photo Library.