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A 51-year-old female asked:

My eye is red after using steroids and antibiotics. i have been to the doctor and he told me to use artificial tears.i used systane but it gave me eye pain.i used refresh plus preservative free drops for a week.my eye is still red. can i use zaditor?

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Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
See an eyeMD: There can be many components to a red eye. Many times chronic inflammation of your eyelid margins, dry eyes or allergies can underlie a conjunctivitis. A short course of a steroid antibiotic combination may not be sufficient or may even make the situation worse as can the preservatives in certain tear preparations. Please see an ophthalmologist to try and make a better diagnosis and treatment plan
Last updated Aug 21, 2017

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