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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Conjunctivitis: You may be describing conjunctivitis which can be allergic, bacterial or viral. Allergic conjunctivitis is typically itchy while bacterial & viral ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Dry Eye Syndrome: The vast majority of patients with this symptom have significant dry eye syndrome. You can try other otc drops like systane, optive, genteal, soothe e ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
17 years experience General Practice
Bloodshot eyes: I suggest an eye exam first. Perhaps you are straining to focus your vision. Or are you wearing contact lenses that you should change or remove? Inste ... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Use other drops: Try naphcon-A or Opcon-A drops. They are over the counter and frequently get rid of red eye.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
19 years experience Dentistry
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
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Visine tears are okay but visine allergy (the get the red out stuff) is not.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Tear replacement: Visine (blue label) can be used to supplement tear deficiency to allow contacts to be more comfortable. Do not use visine "gets the red out" as thes ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
26 years experience Ophthalmology
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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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
NO!: Why would you consider such a thing? You cannot make contact lens solution; you have to buy it. There have been very serious eye infections in peopl ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
No: It is not advisable to put contact lens solution directly into your eyes. Most of them are disinfectants. Use artificial tears instead. They are re ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
No!: The chemicals in visine embed into the matrix of the contact lens. Don't do it.

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