Current management and treatment of dry eye disease

Cem Şimşek, Murat Doğru, Takashi Kojima, Kazuo Tsubota

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A better understanding of the pathophysiology and etiology of dry eye disease leads to more efficient management and treatment of the disease process. However, there is substantial variation among both clinicians and countries in terms of dry eye treatment modalities. The latest 2017 International Dry Eye Workshop II report aimed to reduce these differences and emphasized the use of a stepped care algorithm. The algorithm includes treatment forms ranging from artificial tear drops, the primary conventional treatment method, to the latest surgical applications. The aims of the algorithm are to restore homeostasis in the ocular surface, break the vicious cycle of inflammation, and ensure long-term ocular surface comfort.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-313
Number of pages5
JournalTurkish Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 1


  • Dry eye
  • Tear film breakup time
  • Treatment of dry eye

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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