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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
18 years experience in Dentistry
Lubrication: Visine tears will help provide temporary lubrication. If that is your definition of work, then your answer is yes.

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends: Visine tears are okay but visine allergy (the get the red out stuff) is not.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience in 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Cortisone is available over the counter as a topical skin cream not for use in the eyes. Visine comes in various forms with some vasoconstrictors and ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
Depends on the cause: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bact ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
a little: Visine will provide a lubricating coating which can lower the symptoms of eye scratches (abrasions) a little. It will not treat them. If the discomf ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Salamon
43 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes...: There are drops that constrict the blood vessels to get the red out, so to speak. Other otc drops are opcon a, zaditor (ketotifen). Lubricants are a ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Maybe: Fluorometholone drops are inflammatory steroids. Used acutely, they can suppress inflammation dramatically. If used for extended periods, they can c ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops contain an antihistamine. There are no steroids in this brand of eye drops.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Stop the visine: The most common form of this eyedrops, "gets the red out", will constrict eye surface vessels which indeed whitens the eye. The problem is the eye hy ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ferzaad Moosa
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
During : During the course of response to an infection the eyes will become red from dilated blood vessels responding to the inciting agent. Any use of drops ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Visine may provide you some comfort and will not interact harmfully with the contact lenses
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Corticosteroids are not direct vasoconstrictors. They act by reducing the number and type of inflammatory cells that are present in the eye. It is t ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Fagman
47 years experience in Ophthalmology
Usually not: The zaditor (ketotifen) is an allergy eyedrop and will only be effective if the "pink eye" is due to allergy. If it is due to an infection caused by a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
No: Not good anyway to use Visine long term. get another type of drop if it for allergies or dryness.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience in Gynecology
No: visine eye drops will not cause any harm to a pregnancy
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin McCannel
29 years experience in Retinal Surgery
No: Pataday is an eyedrop to treat allergic conjunctivitis. Pink eye and allergic conjunctivitis can look the same, the main difference is that the aller ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Gently: I assume that you are receiving Lotemax (loteprednol) for some allergic type conditon of your eyes which causes itching. Scratching is ok if done gen ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Many available: Visine tears dry eye relief natural tears formula is said to have "10 important ingredients found in your tears", but i don't think glycerin, polyethy ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wissam Hoyek
Specializes in Cardiology
Not really: I never heard of that, and don't suggest that at all. Visine is meant for the eyes and Aspirin for migraines and pain.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hill
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Visine For Cosmesis: Visine is not an antibiotic!it may make it look better, but not cure it!
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
46 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: "pink eye" most often means conjunctivitis caused by infection. Zaditor (ketotifen) is an over the counter (otc) allergy drop, so it will make a "pink ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Refresh Eye Drops: Most eyemds recommend refresh eye drops by name. Any non preserved artificial tear can be used as needed. A preserved artificial tear should not be us ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: The types of visine that say lubrication or tear replacement are satisfactory even though a contact lense is in place. I do not recommend drops that ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Fleishman
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Redness in the eye could be contact lens intolerance, allergy, inflammation, and many other things that no doctor can diagnose without a proper eye ex ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends: This depends upon what you mean is 'mild'. Flarex (fluorometholone) drops are a steroid less potent than some others. This means its primary effect ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: No, FML (fluorometholone) is a steroid. Fml (fluorometholone) decreases inflammation that can improve redness, but it is not a vasoconstrictor.
A member asked:
Dr. Irina Ganelis
15 years experience in Ophthalmology
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Tear replacement: Most eye reddnening is from eye dryness which can be treated with over the counter lubricating or tear replacement drops. The drops that say 'gets th ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
None: Visine eyedrops are forms of saline, and when applied in the usual way to the eye, the excess passes down the lacrimal canal into the nose and throat ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience in Ophthalmology
2-3 hours: Bad thing about visine is that it will keep the red away by constriction blood vessels for a most a few hours, but then causes vasodilation which make ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes: You would want to wait about 5 minutes after putting in an eye medicine before putting on contact lenses. If allergies are a problem more frequent le ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Either way: This is a lubricant and tear supplement which can help the eye feel better and help the lenses float better. It does not interact with the lens so yo ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No: No reliable "cheats" on drug tests. Admit you have a problem and start to address it face-on, instead of playing pee-test games. See a drug/addiction ... Read More
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