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Which eye drops for welders flash?

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Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 9 years experience
Lubricants: Use thick preservative free lubricating drops, gels or ointments do not use "take the red out" drops rest your eyes with your eyelids closed have a complete eye exam because the back of the eye can also be damaged by "welders flash".

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are some eye drops i can get for welders flash?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Artificial tears: The pain and light-sensitivity will get better in a day or so. Keep your eyes shut as much as possible. Use rewetting drops.
A 37-year-old member asked:

I was wondering what are some eye drops for welders flash?

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Dr. Joseph Margheim
Emergency Medicine 12 years experience
Prescription only: There are several topical medications for eye pain but they must be prescribed by a doctor. Try Motrin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) if you don't plan on being seen. Although very, very, painful, this type of injury usually resolves on its own. That being said, if symptoms persist or you have vision problems, see your doctor or go to the ER.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the best eye drops for welders flash?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
UV burn: Welder's flash is a uv burn of the corneal skin like a sunburn on your regular skin. It is quite painful although topical anesthetics can take away much of that. However these inhibit healing and are not advised except for diagnostic purposes. Thorough and frequent lubrication is usually used along with systemic analgesics and sometimes bandage contact lenses. These heal quickly fortunately.

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