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Is visine bad for you

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No!: The chemicals in visine embed into the matrix of the contact lens. Don't do it.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: It indicates that your addiction problem has gotten to the point of producing paranoia. Please see a drug rehab expert, and throw away the tainted w... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Irina Ganelis
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Hello, Is : Hello, is is very unlikely you would get permanent damage from any ingredients from an over the counter eyedrop. Make sure that the bottle is not co... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
No : No permanent damage will occur, but too much use actually makes the eyes redder. Better to find out why they get red and treat the underlying cause.
Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kimanswered
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Your : Your bad reaction to visine was probably allergic reaction to some components of the ey drop. Often this is the preservatives in the drops. It does ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Not bad: These have been tested extensively and do not cause ill effects to the eyes. Avoid using any drops that say "gets the red out" as these can be drying... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Expired eye drops: In general, recommend against use of expired medications.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Yes: Visine has a vasoconstrictor medication that makes the blood vessels of the eye constrict to decrease the appearance of redness of the eyes. This decr... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
No: He should be seen by your doctor, an eye doctor, or take him to the er for evaluation and treatment.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Lubrication: Visine tears will help provide temporary lubrication. If that is your definition of work, then your answer is yes.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Depends: Visine tears are okay but visine allergy (the get the red out stuff) is not.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Yes: Visine temporarily blanches the blood vessels on the white of the eye by constricting them. The effect lasts about 15-30 minutes at first, but with pr... Read More
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