A 18-year-old female asked:
i need a diy or home remedy substitute for eye drops. my right eye feels like theres an eyelash stick but there's nothing but redness. help please!
2 doctor answers
Dr. Richard Wieder answered
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Use OTC drops: It's not a good idea to make up your own eye drops as a substitute for commercially prepared drops. In the past, soft contact lens wearers used to prepare their own saline solutions with salt tablets. They had a higher risk of developing bad eye infections because of having no preservatives in the drops to prevent contamination. You can rinse your eye out with tap water if needed.
Answered on Aug 2, 2013
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