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is saline solution safe for eyes

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Not good idea: Anything that's not sterile and placed in the eye is setting yourself up for problems in the eye. Best to see your eye doctor and see why you are need ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Saline solution comes in a variety of strengths. Isotonic saline is a solution used in the office to wash out wounds and could be used for eyes.Other ... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Lin
Dr. Jimmy Lin answered
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Only if is sterile : Saline solution can be used in the eye. However, it must be steril if all posible.
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Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
MPS solution: This solution is made for contact lens storage and insertion. If your eyes are dry, use artificial tears made for this purpose.
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Pinto
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Dry eye: Saline solution and plain water will usually burn because they are not buffered for the eye. Artificial tears are almost always properly buffered. If ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience Pediatrics
Saline: it may cause redness from irritation, otherwise if this was indeed saline it should be OK
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Might be sinusitis: Go see your doc. You might have sinusitis (if it has been there for >2 weeks). You may have bad allergies. Your doctor may try antibiotics or neb t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please clarify: Don't understand what you are asking. Can clarify and re-ask.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Continue: Sometimes if you roll the tip of a finger over the nose at the inner corner of the eye it will help push out debris. Roll from nose down & out tow ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Szewczyk
19 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is important that you see your eye doctor for a thorough exam. He or she will be able to examine your eye closely to make sure that there was no d ... Read More

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