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Chamomile Eye Drops For Chronic Dry Eyes
Pink eye: If red pink eye is due to a virus, artificial tears will help relieve symptoms of irritation and should do no harm (non preserved are best as can use every hr if need; preserved no more than 4x/d); but they do not cure virus: needs to run its course 2 wks; see eyeMD if need stronger meds for relief & for rapid antigen test to see if is a virus. ...Read more
Serum tears: There are many otc and rx drops that work best for different sources of dry eye (as mentioned in the other answers). One of the best, though, is for severe dry eyes to make tears from your own serum. Blood is drawn, allowed to clot, centrifuged, diluted with saline, and given back to the patient. In cases that do not respond to the available treatments, this option should be discussed with md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Artificial tears: Lubricating eye drops without chemicals that relieve redness are the best drops to start with. If you do not get relief after several days of using the drops 4 times per day, see an eye doctor to evaluate if other treatments would work better for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry eyes n blepharitis. Seen 2 eye doc. Always give FML, (fluorometholone) lubricants. Sick of frequent eye inflammation, use eye drops daily n clean eyelid. Any cure?
The short answer is: yes, you can treat the blepharitis with a variety of treatments. The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises a variety of treatments depending upon the etiology (cause) of your blepharitis. This can range from eyelid hygiene with OTC lid scrubs or baby shampoo, to topical and even oral antibiotic treatment. Have your ophthalmologist look at the margins to identify the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will Pilocarpine help with dry eyes from Sjogrens? Overnight dry eyes is my worst symptom even with plugs & eye drops.
Minor help: Try applying plain eye ointment into each eye prior to sleeping. This will coat the eye and protect it during your worst part of dryness. ...Read more
Unproven & unknown: Similasan eye drops for allergy is a homeopathic remedy containing 3 substances that cause eye irritation. Homeopathy involves using highly diluted substances which cause symptoms when concentrated. Because similasan is so dilute that the risk of adverse effect is quite low. The effectiveness of homeopathic remedies remains controversial & unproven. Still if it works for you, that's great. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely : Steroid eye drops, like prednisolone acetate, are not to be used without careful eye physician supervision. Although steroidal anti-inflammatory drops are extremely potent & effective at treating many ocular inflammatory conditions, they are Not routinely used for ocular allergies. Antihistamine eye drops or pills are safer and can be used more often. These may help puffiness/circles but mayB not ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Tear replacement: Most eye reddnening is from eye dryness which can be treated with over the counter lubricating or tear replacement drops. The drops that say 'gets the red out' are drying so avoid these unless you need an acute whitening for something like a picture. If you think your redness is chronic, see your ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Puffy, swollen (swishy) eyes, between upper eye lid and eyebrow. I've recently been using over-the-counter eye drops to relieve irritated, watery eyes?
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