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A 39-year-old member asked:

can eye drops help blood shot eyes?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Yes: If the redness is caused by allergy or dry eyes - drops can help tremendously. Sometimes the redness is due to blepharitis or an underlying disease. Any redness which persists or worsens should be checked out with your ophthalmologist.
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Drops with vasoconstrictors such as visine can take the red out temporarily, so using them once for photos or something is ok, but don't use them regularly or you can get rebound redness when stopping them. Best to treat the cause however.
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Drops with vasoconstrictors such as visine can take the red out temporarily, so using them once for photos or something is ok, but don't use them regularly or you can get rebound redness when stopping them. Best to treat the cause however.

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Would mitral regurgitation cuase someone to have a decreased red blood count, and would a blood transfusion help the case?

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A 36-year-old female asked:

What causes a hemmorage in the eye following a retnial detatchment surgery.?

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I have a problem with my hair..It falls alot.The doctor told me main problem is low iron..Ive been taking iron pills for months now.No improvement.?

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