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Dry Eye

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Dry Eye

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Dry Eye

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Prevention And Treatment

Treatment of Dry Eye

Treatment for dry eye depends on the cause and severity of the condition, as well as the patient’s overall health and personal preference. Non-surgical treatments are often effective, and may include the following:

  • Blinking on purpose
  • Washing your Eyelids to control inflammation
  • Increasing humidity levels at home or work
  • Use artificial tears or a moisturizing ointment
  • Stop smoking or exposure to second-hand smoke
  • Avoiding air conditioning or windy conditions outdoors
  • Stop the use of allergy and cold medicines
  • Restasis, a prescription eye drop increases the amount of tears that are being produced and healing the corneal damage associated with dry eyes.
  • Adding omega-3 fatty acids to the diet as food or supplements

If non-surgical methods are unsuccessful, surgical treatments may be an option. Treatment options may include:

  • Small punctal plugs may be inserted in the corners of the eyes to limit tear drainage
  • Punctal cautery, a procedure to permanently close the drainage holes may be another option
  • Eyelid surgery is also a solution if an eyelid condition is causing your dry eyes

Treating the underlying cause of dry eyes can also help relieve the symptoms of this condition.

Dr. Rabinovitch testing out digital heat treatment for dry eye symptoms at the American Academy of Ophthalmology conference.

Preventing Dry Eye

There are certain steps patients can take to prevent the symptoms of dry eye from occurring, which is especially useful for those at an increased risk of developing symptoms. Simple lifestyle modifications such as wearing protective glasses on windy days, giving your eyes a break during reading or other strenuous tasks can effectively reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms.

Your NTEC doctor in Greater Toronto Area will provide you with instructions as to how you can avoid the symptoms of dry eye based on your individual condition.

HYLO / HYLO Gel artificial tears, HYLO-DUAL anti-allergy eye drops, Restasis eye drops, & OCUNOX eye ointment are now available at North Toronto Eye Care

HYLO eye drops
HYLO eye drops contain the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the eye and other parts of the body. Due to its special physical property, HYLO forms a regular, stable, long lasting lubricating film on the eye surface. This film is not easily rinsed off and does not cause blurred vision. HYLO provides long-lasting moisture to the surface of the eye to efficaciously support the natural process of healing.

HYLO, Hylo Gel and Hylo Dual come comes in the world’s first preservative-free, multi-dose container designed to deliver 300 sterile doses- one drop at a time. This innovative system guarantees eye drops are kept sterile during storage and for 6 months after first use. We have tested lots of artificial tears on the market and we believe HYLO and Hylo Gel drops are one of the best.



    • Contains 1mg/mL Sodium Hyaluronate, a citrate buffer, sorbitol and water. (HYLO Gel contains the same ingredients, but twice the amount of Sodium Hyaluronate: 2mg/ml which makes it more viscous for patients suffering from severe dry eye).
    • Offers immediate comfort (no stinging upon application) and protects your eyes from dryness and irritation for a long time.
    • Is preservative free and usually very well tolerated.
    • Is phosphate free, avoiding complications like deposits in the cornea.
    • Is recommended for rewetting contact lenses to minimize dryness. HYLO is compatible with hard and soft contact lenses and can be used while wearing contact lenses.
    • Is indicated to improve the lubrication of the eye surface in eyes that are dry, burning or have foreign body sensations due to environmental conditions including after lasik and other eye surgery.
    • Is Made in Germany.

HYLO-DUAL, the latest addition to the HYLO family, is the first and only lipid-free and emulsifier-free eye drop that not only moisturizes the cornea and the conjunctiva, but also protects the tear film against excessive evaporation of tears and reduces inflammatory and allergy symptoms such as itching and burning. Hypo-Dual is currently the only preservative-free allergy-relief drop in Canada and can be used wearing contact lenses.



  • Offers immediate comfort (no stinging upon application), moisturizes and protects your eyes from dryness and irritation for a long time.
  • Relieves itching and burning caused by inflammation and allergies.
  • Contains 0.5mg/ml Sodium Hyaluronate, 20mg/ml Ectoine, a borate buffer and water.
  • Is preservative free and usually very well tolerated.
  • Is phosphate free, avoiding complications like deposits on the cornea.
  • Is emulgator free and lipid free, nonetheless stabilizes the lipid layer of the tear film and protects the eyes against the excessive evaporation of tears.
  • Is Made in Germany.

OCUNOX is Canada’s first and only eye ointment with retinol palmitate (vitamin A). Combined with Hylo or Hylo Gel, which are used for lubrication during the day, when clear/unimpaired vision is important, Ocunox is ideal for protection of the cornea at night, when no tears are produced while asleep.



  • Contains 250 I.U./g retinol palmitate (vitamin A), paraffin, liquid paraffin, wool fat and white petrolatum.
  • Is preservative free and phosphate free and usually very well tolerated.
  • Improves the tear film and protects the surface of the eye.
  • Enables optimal moisturisation overnight.
  • Can be used for 6 months after opening.
  • Is Made in Germany.

i-lid’n lash®

i-lid’n lash®The i-lid’n lash® Plus cleansing wipes are used on individuals suffering from symptoms of dry eye and eye discomfort. It is formulated with tea tree oil, which provides effective, gentle cleansing and hydrating without irritating residue or stinging.

The benefits of this formula:

  • Hydrates and soothes area around the eyes
  • Does not irritate lids or lashes
  • Enhances dry eye treatments


THERA°PEARL Eye MaskThe THERA°PEARL Eye Mask us a multi-use product that helps reduce puffy eyes. Use cold to help relieve puffy eyes and those wicked sinus headaches. Heat will help to relieve dry eye symptoms.

What does this product support?

  • Puffy Eyes
  • Dry Eyes
  • Headaches/Migraines/Sinuses


Thealoz and Hyabak BottlesThealoz is a drops solution for the management of dry eye symptoms. This formula is preservative-free and helps protect the eyes,

The benefits of this product:

  • No preservatives
  • Lubrication and protection of the eyes
  • Can be used as often as necessary
  • Useful for environmental-related dry eye symptoms (such as air conditioning or computer use)

Hyabak drops provide long lasting relief from eye discomfort and dryness. There is no blurriness after applying the drops, and is completely free from preservatives and phosphates.

The benefits of this product:

  • NO preservatives
  • Moistens the surface of the eye
  • Clinically proven to relieve symptoms of dry eye
  • Hypotonic formulation for effective relief
  • Can be used in conjunction with all types of contact lenses
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