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astringent eye drops

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Astringents burn: I do not recommend astringents (visine, clear eyes, etc) since their chemicals can be very irritating to the eye. In some cases, esp if they burn, th ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
no: I'm not sure which specific drops you're talking about but it certainly does not sound like a good idea.
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
No: For dry eye, artificial tears are the first line of therapy.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: If the drops have been prescribed by an ophthalmologist for a specific reason or disease, then you should only stop with his or her permission. If th ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Non preserved tears: For daily use, preserved artificial tears, of which there are many, work well. Eyemds like the refresh brand given its long track record (no financial ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
8 years experience Ophthalmology
Lubricants: Use thick preservative free lubricating drops, gels or ointments do not use "take the red out" drops rest your eyes with your eyelids closed have a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Dangerous: Homemade eye drops have associated with severe and even blinding infections in the past.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Orlando
35 years experience Ophthalmology
For Infections: Milflox is a brand name for moxifloxacin, which is an antibiotic. It is related to other antibiotics in a family known as fluoroquinolones, of which C ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
For glaucoma...: This is a medicated drop that dercreased aqueous production in the eye, less fluid produced in the eye, lowers eye pressure. Classified as carbonic an ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Use as directed!: Use the drops as directed. If you are having problems from something in the drops such as irritation or burning you may need to try different drops o ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
15 years experience Ophthalmology
None: The safest is no eye drop at all. Visine and clear eyes are very dangerous and should never be used. Systane, blink, optive are all good. These are no ... Read More

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