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what are good eye drops to relieve red eyes?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Artificial tears: Redness is a sign of irritation. Dry eye is the most common cause, so try over-the-counter artificial tear drops first. If other things, such as allergies are an issue, than you may need to see the doctor. Try to avoid using 'red-out' drops such as visine on a regular basis. Sometimes, blepharitis is the cause, and eyelid scrubbing with dilute baby shampoo can help.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are good OTC eye drops to relieve red eyes?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Tear replacement: Do not use drops that say "gets the red out" as these are drying. Anything that says tear replacement or eye lubrication should be fine. Two good brands are Systane and Refresh.

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