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Is it necessary to have my eyes dilated during every eye exam? In brief: Whether eye dilation during an exam is necessary depends on the reason for your exam, your age, your overall health and your risk of eye diseasesEYE EXAM
The eyedrops used for dilation cause your pupils to widen, allowing in more light and giving your doctor a better view of the back of your eye.
I have glaucoma. Can eye vitamins improve my vision or protect me from further vision loss? In brief: Probably notGLAUCOMA LOSS OF VISION VISION VISION LOSS
Several dietary supplements are marketed as eye vitamins.
I have dry eyes. What should I look for when selecting artificial tears? In brief: Artificial tears are eyedrops used to lubricate dry eyes and help maintain moisture on the outer surface of your eyesARTIFICIAL TEARS DRY EYES HYPOTEARS LACRILUBE TEARS NATURALE
Such eyedrops may be used to treat dry eyes that result from aging, certain medications, a medical condition, eye surgery or environmental factors, such as smoky or windy conditions.
How long is pink eye contagious? My son's child care has a policy that children with pink eye stay home until they're no longer contagious. In brief: Pink eye (conjunctivitis) generally remains contagious as long as your child is experiencing tearing and matted eyesCHILD CHILDREN CHILDREN'S HEALTH PINK EYE (VIRAL CONJUNCTIVITIS) PINK EYE (CONJUNCTIVITIS) SON
Signs and symptoms of pink eye usually improve within three to seven days.
What should I do with my contact lenses after being treated for pink eye? In brief: If you use disposable contact lenses, your doctor may suggest, as part of the management of your pink eye, that you throw out contacts you've wornPINK EYE (VIRAL CONJUNCTIVITIS) CONTACT LENS USE PINK EYE (CONJUNCTIVITIS)
If your lenses aren't disposable, disinfect them as usual before reusing them. Ask your doctor if you should discard and replace your contact lens accessories, such as the lens case and lens solution used before or during the illness.
Will my vision deteriorate after cataract surgery? In brief: No, your vision generally doesn't deteriorate after cataract surgery unless other problems arise, such as macular degeneration or glaucomaCATARACTS CATARACT REMOVAL SURGERY SURGERY VISION
In cataract surgery, the eye doctor (ophthalmologist) removes the clouded lens from your eye and replaces it with a clear, artificial lens.