A 31-year-old member asked:
How do i reverse redness in both eyes from eye drop over use, caused by months of using naphcon a eye drops?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Stop the Naphcon A: Excessive use of eye drops containing preservatives can cause a condition called "medicamentosa". Treatment involves stopping the offending eyedrop and switching to an artificial tear that does not contain preservatives. The labeling should state: "preservative free".
Since many serious eye problems can cause redness you should contact a local eye doctor as soon as possible.
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Last updated Jun 20, 2014
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