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what eye drop ingredient gives me inflamed eye lids? i tried fresh kote, dry eye rejuvenation by b&l and visine tired eye relief. in succession

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Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
BAK Preservative: Benzalkonium Chloride is a common preservative in eye drops, including artificial tears. It can cause an allergic reaction in some people if the tears are used frequently. Try preservative-free single use vials of ocular lubricants and you should be okay for frequent dosing. Another alternative are these new electronic misting devices to spray a little cloud of clean water in your eyes. See EyeMD.

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