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Can alcon (patanol) eye drops be used for red eyes? Need expert opinions!

Can alcon (patanol) eye drops be used for red eyes? Need expert opinions!

Perhaps: Patanol (olopatadine) is specifically indicated for relief of ocular allergy symptoms which may include redness. However, redness can also be caused by a variety of other ocular problems beyond allergy for which Patanol (olopatadine) may not be the appropriate medication. You should see your ophthalmologist if your redness is ongoing, accompanied by discharge or pain or not resolving quickly. ...Read more

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Can I use artificial tears like tears naturale II eyedrops (from alcon) everyday to prevent dry eyes. I'm an it engineer & i always use computer.

Can I use artificial tears like tears naturale II eyedrops (from alcon) everyday to prevent dry eyes. I'm an it engineer & i always use computer.

Dry eye: Tears naturale (artificial tears) is safe for the eyes. They can be used every 1 to 2 hours for dry eye, if needed. Remember to take frequent breaks when using the computer for long periods of time. Alternate choices include systane and theratears. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribe alcon maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) 5ml eye drop/ear drops for my 4.5 year old son for his ear. Can i give this to my 1.5 year toddler for his ear too?

My doctor prescribe alcon maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) 5ml eye drop/ear drops for my 4.5 year old son for his ear. Can i give this to my 1.5 year toddler for his ear too?

Check with doc first: It is possible that Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) might treat year 1.5 year old son in the same was as the older son. But the younger might have an entirely different issue. Your best strategy is to check with the same doctor who I assume is a pediatrician, who can decide if the condition is one that Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) will help. Otherwise you are treating on hope rather than fact. ...Read more

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Hello doc im using alcon patanol (olopatadine) to treat my itchy eyes and it effective but my face become puffy especially at eyes area?

Hello doc im using alcon patanol (olopatadine) to treat my itchy eyes and it effective but my face become puffy especially at eyes area?

Eye allergy: Puffiness around the eyes is common manifestation of the allergy. The Patanol (olopatadine) should help with this. However, in rare instances, an allergy to a preservative in the eye drops develops which CAUSES worsening eye redness/puffiness. Discuss with your doctor or Allergist as a trial on an alternative may be warranted. ...Read more

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How to stop using eye drops?

How to stop using eye drops?

Depends: If the drops have been prescribed by an ophthalmologist for a specific reason or disease, then you should only stop with his or her permission. If the drops are yours, especially over the counter, you can always stop and see if the symptom you are treated is still present or not. ...Read more