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Is blurred vision after some time using eye ointment normal

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Yes: Ointments are viscous and therefore result in an uneven layer of fluid in front of the eye. This can blur vision for 5-30 minutes depending on the thi... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Yep: But the vision will remain blurred for a few hours from the rinsing, as tap water is kinda irritating to the eye. If not alot better by tomorrow, see ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Any ophthalmic ointment can blur the vision at first because of its thick/viscous nature. It should clear though in a few minutes.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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Eye Hope This Helps: They heal pretty fast but it depends on the size,depth & location of the abrasion.If right in the line of sight,over the pupil,it could take sever... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
It is possible that: you have developed a corneal abrasion. It would be prudent to go to an ophthalmologist for an evaluation as soon as possible.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Call rheuma now: Since Plasmoquine may cause permanent damage to your eyes, you need to stop it right now and contact your rheumatologist for an alternate medication. ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
ER, or eye doctor: An ophthalmologist (medical eye doctor) should check now. He has magnifying equipment that gives a good exam of the eyeball and eyelids. The eye docto... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Blurry : The eyes can get blurry if tired because of dryness. Not to worry, but drops can help this. Try refresh, over the counter eye drop.
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Refresh tears: Refresh tears may help with dry eye. . We need to find a cause based on clinical exam see your doctor.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see ... Read More

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