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how does visine get the red out

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Perhaps, but beware!: Visine or clear eyes are otc eye drops sold for red or itchy eyes. These medications work primarily by vasoconstriction of the inflamed blood vessels ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
30 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Just wait : This will go away, but DO NOT use the Visine drops to make it go away faster - that will only perpetuate the problem. If the redness is severe and you ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Stop the visine: Visine in its most common form says on the label something like "gets the red out:". While true, it is temporary and the drop is drying and leads to ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
I wouldn't : Since there is no therapeutic value to the Visine, I don't see a reason to use it while you are healing.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Visine or other "get red out" drops are effective in reducing the redness of conjunctivitis. You should use them no more than 2 or 3 days. Chronic u ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Treating the problem: Over the counter redness drops do not treat the cause of the redness and can lead to worsening red eyes if used for more than a few days. Stop using ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Seeing your doctor: Visine and clear eyes are temporary and sometimes harmful treatment on long term. They should not be used more than 2 times daily at most for about a ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Eyedrops: If you need to get rid of the redness for instance for a picture, you can use drops labeled "gets the red out". However this is a temporary effect an ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More

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