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are similasan eye drops good for allergies, red eyes, and sties?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Unproven & unknown: Similasan eye drops for allergy is a homeopathic remedy containing 3 substances that cause eye irritation. Homeopathy involves using highly diluted substances which cause symptoms when concentrated. Because similasan is so dilute that the risk of adverse effect is quite low. The effectiveness of homeopathic remedies remains controversial & unproven. Still if it works for you, that's great.
Dr. Ehsan Sadri
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
No: Use caution when using these drops.

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