Topical Insulin May Provide Relief to Patients with Diabetes and Dry Eyes – Drug for nerve pain boosts high for opioid abusers. (866) 348-2889
At least 15% of people with diabetes suffer from dry eye disease (DED), which blurs vision and causes pain, itchiness, and dryness. DED results from reduced corneal nerve density that impairs the lacrimal gland (main gland responsible for diluting tears) as diabetes progresses.1
Consequently, the eye releases hyperosmolar tears, which cause ocular irritation and dry eye.1
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends environmental and lifestyle changes in mild cases, including taking breaks while using technology—such as a television, computer or smartphone—for long periods, using humidifiers, and employing warm compresses.