Self-management

Lifestyle and home remedies

In addition to following your doctor's instructions for care, you can try these techniques to help reduce glare or soothe your eyes.

  • Apply over-the-counter (nonprescription) salt solution (5 percent sodium chloride) eyedrops or ointment.
  • Wear wraparound sunglasses with ultraviolet protection.
  • Dry your eyes with a hair dryer. Hold it at arm's length and direct warm — not hot — air across your face two or three times a day. This helps remove excess fluid in the cornea, which decreases swelling.
July 14, 2017
References
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