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Bacterial eye drops and redness drops

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
23 years experience Ophthalmology
What is causing red?: What is the source of the redness? You may need antibiotic, steroids, glaucoma drops, or lubricant. See an ophthalmologist.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. K. Ray Shrum
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes for 1-2 days.: Redness drops are fine to use for 1-2 days, after that the drops themselves can cause redness. They are fine to use with uveitis, however, they will ... Read More
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Dr. James Abrams
46 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes, with cautions.: These over-the-counter eye drops are safe to use with uveitis, but should not be used at maximal dose for more than two weeks. The redness of uveitis ... Read More
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Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Uveitis requires prescription medication. "get the red out" over the counter medications will not reduce the inflammation adequately.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Not good idea: The redness on your face may or may not be related to your eye condition, so it will not work on the face. Eyedrops are intended for The eye area only ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Briefly: Visine drops, of the 'gets the red out' kind, will diminish the red of the eyes but the redness will return fairly quickly. So it is better to use th ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Gilchrist
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Artificial tears: Over the counter artificial tears are recommended by ophthalmologists. Several good brands are available, not limited to systane, bausch and lomb, and ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
See Physician: Pink eye may require antibiotics usually drops. sine pink eye can be transferred eye to eye and is contagious, I recommend you seek medical attention. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Inflamation: Sounds like you had inflammation of the eye, the FML (fluorometholone) drops are steroids to calm the inflammation. Sounds like you needed a bit long ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: "get the red out" eye drops for occasional use, but not with contacts in. Instead use rewetting drops designed for use with contact lenses. They are ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
54 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: In general, over the counter drops to "reduce redness" should not be used. Try some preservative free artificial tear drops.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: If your symptoms persist, you should see your doctor.

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