Herbal-Based Drugs for Dry Eye; Treatment and Adverse Reactions

Reyhani, Mahdieh ; Aghamollaei, Hossein ; Jadidi, Khosrow ; Barzegar, Ali

Abstract

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common types of eye diseases. Due to the significant prevalence of the disease, there is an important need for treatment of dry eye in a simple but efficient way. Artificial tears are the most common agents used for treating dry eye but are not very useful. In recent years, the use of herbal remedies has attracted much attention,
because the process of producing most herbal remedies is simple, inexpensive and has fewer side effects. In many clinical studies, the potential interactions between medicines and herbs have been demonstrated. According to reports, some herbal products have the potential to be used for the treatment of dry eye while the use of certain products can lead to this syndrome. In this review, we have listed some of the herbal drugs and components which can prevent or treat the dry eye or cause it.


Keyword(s)

Dry eye, Herbal agents, Traditional medicine, Treatment

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