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A 39-year-old member asked:

could i use regular eye drops and prescription eye drops together?

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Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 11 years experience
Allow ~5 minutes: between drops so they don't wash each other out. Once you place the drop, it's best to keep your eye gently closed so it has a chance to be absorbed. Blinking or squeezing will cause it to drain away quicker. Wait a few minutes and then place the other drops in. I am assuming you mean artificial tears when you say "regular" drops. Good luck

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What are eye drops made out of? Is it really safe?

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Dr. Daniel Goldberg
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Eye Drops: "eye drops" is a term that applies to many different formulations depending on the treatment purpose. The drops contain the active ingredient, say for gaucoma, or antibiotic, or steroid, or antihistamine and added to this is a preservative. Moisturizers/lubricants contain methylcellulose derivatives. Eye drops are safe when used properly according to the advice of an experienced physician.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

I got itchi eyes, should I just use eye drops?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
That's a start: There are over-the-counter eye drops for allergies; some work better than others. As well, artificial tears can help. If the itching persists after a few days, you should see an eye doctor for an evaluation and to better help relieve your discomfort.
A 47-year-old member asked:

I keep blinking when I put eye drops in?

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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Ok!: Most people have trouble like this. Try lying down and dropping the drops onto the corner of your eyelid with your eyes closed, then open them- the drops will fall into your eye.
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Dr. Bud Kurwa commented
Specializes in Ophthalmology
I suggest look directly at the bottle as you squeeze it, drop will fall right into the eye. Also keeping the bottle in the fridge helps, you can tell when the cold eyedrop fell into the eye correctly
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A 41-year-old member asked:

Should I trust this remedy? It says homeopathic eye drops, but the ingredients look like medications!

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Be careful: Some labels say "homeopathic" because of dilutions in manufacturing. But these products may not be "homeopathic" to your case -- meaning, individualized specifically to the symptoms that you have. Thus these would not be likely to help you at a deep level -- although the substances in them may be dilute enough not to "harm" you. Most true homeopathic remedies come from substances found in nature.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Doc said its meibomitis and gave eye drops; how long should it last?

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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
A common condition: Meibomitis also called posterior blepharitis is a condition caused by blocked oil glands of the eyelid. It causes redness, discomfort and sometimes a blurring of vision. It can be a chronic condition needing different types of treatment. See your eye doctor for further information and have a great day!

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