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I would suggest asking your vet about the using a treatment called 'Optimume' in your cat. This treatment aims to help to reverse the immune mediated damage to your cats tear glands and so restore normal tear production. This will always be better than using ' tear replacement products' which must be applied very frequency and are not as effective.
The response to treatment can be measured using a Shirmer Tear test which involves placing a small strip of paper in the eye to measure tesr production - this was probably done at the time of diagnosis.
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It will not 'cure' the problem, it would involve ongoing treatment, but it may enable you to manage it better and enable less frequent lubrication to be required.