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A female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes: Yes, both forms of treatment are allowable. The antibiotics are treating a presumed bacterial infection that you have and the theraflu is helping with the symptoms, primarily used for viral URI's. Get well.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Likely: Yes, likely. There is nothing sterile about tap water. It's also not a good lubricant. For chemical injuries to the eyes, a rapid water flush is advisable. Eyes are self cleaning for the most part. You may lubricate, cleanse the eyelid margins with appropriate eyelid hygiene (OcuSoft lid wipes), and rinse with approved EyeWash for ridding debris. Not a good practice to use your technique.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Possibly Sjögrens: A primary care doc should evaluate your condition for causes associated with your symptoms. Your dry mouth may be a result of autoimmune conditions such as Sjögren's, lupus, or other collagen vascular diseases. Your tongue maybe come inflamed as can your gums leading to the discomfort with warm foods. Good luck.
A member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Muscle tension: Most likely your stiffness and neck pain is due to improper biomechanics at the computer work station. Have someone evaluate your posture during your computer sessions, gym workout and other times of the day. I believe that most of our discomforts with work and sport can be attributed to improper technique. An athletic trainer can help improve muscle imbalances. Massage helps too.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Likely: Yes, likely. There is nothing sterile about tap water. It's also not a good lubricant. For chemical injuries to the eyes, a rapid water flush is advisable. Eyes are self cleaning for the most part. You may lubricate, cleanse the eyelid margins with appropriate eyelid hygiene (OcuSoft lid wipes), and rinse with approved EyeWash for ridding debris. Not a good practice to use your technique.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Ocular irritation: Most eyelid twitching (eyelid myokymia) is benign and often due to ocular surface irritation, primarily dryness-You are correct with other causes, like stress and too much caffeine, have been cited. Staring at a computer, which is often associated with eye strain, fatigue and accelerated ocular surface drying, is probably the most frequent cause- Self limited & grad. resolves with artif. tears.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Re-examination: If you’re still having symptoms of floaters and your vision doesn’t seem right, schedule a follow up appointment. You will need a refraction and a dilated eye exam. Only by this exam will you know for sure if you need glasses to help your near and far vision, and whether your retina is free of breaks or tears. Computer use has fatigued many of eyes and often requires discussion on aides. Good luck
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Yes : You have astigmatism & for your Vision to be best corrected to see well, your eyes require a prescription to accomplish this. You probably have either farsightedness or nearsightedness & astigmatism, so in order for your vision to be the most clear, a prescription for both is necessary. Astigmatism generally causes image blur as a Second image that doesn’t superimpose with the other image (double
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Whose Concern?: Your friend's eye in the corner looks "glossy" is a vague description and probably means nothing. But if your friend has watery itchy eyes, you may be seeing the swelling of the delicate membrane that surrounds the eyeball (conjunctiva). Swelling (chemosis) of this often looks like the eyeball is wet but in reality, its fluid underneath the conjunctiva that creates the glossy or puffy appearance
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Maximum 10mg: The maximum dosage for Cetirizine is 10 mg daily. Cetirizine is available in 5 and 10 mg tablets. Therefore, a 5mg morning dose followed by a 5mg dose 12 hours later is acceptable. Remember to take it only for allergy symptoms. Good luck!
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