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Do eye drops for contacts reduce eye redness from bloodshot eyes?

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Dr. Jessica Fleishman
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
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 exam. Don't let this linger and get an ophthalmologist to examine you.

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What OTC eye drops help with red eyes?

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Dr. Ilan Cohen
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Depends: This depends on the reason for the redness. Generally, it is best to avoid drops which advertise whitening of the eye. These drops contain drugs which constrict the blood vessels on the surface of the eye which can lead to problems with chronic use. Artificial tears are safe in all circumstances. Your best bet is to see your eye doctor to determine the cause of the redness first.
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What can I do to treat red eyes without eye drops?

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Dr. Svetlana Pilyugina
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Do not use Visine: There are multiple causes of red eyes: dry eye syndrome, blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids) and allergic conditions are most common. The best thing is to get evaluation by an ophthalmologist to identify the cause properly. Until you are seen, use over the counter artificial tears (refresh, optive, etc.) every 2-3 hours in each eye and start omega3 supplement (fish oil) 1 gram a day.
Last updated Mar 8, 2019

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