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Are redness eye drops okay for uveitis?

Are redness eye drops okay for uveitis?

No: Uveitis requires prescription medication. "get the red out" over the counter medications will not reduce the inflammation adequately. ...Read more

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Dr. Colin McCannel
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Uveitis (Definition)

Uveitis is described as any type of inflammation inside of the eye. There are many different types of ...Read more


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How long should I take steroid eye drops for uveitis? After stop it in one day my eye start paining...

How long should I take steroid eye drops for uveitis? After stop it in one day my eye start paining...

Depends on cause: Uveitis has many causes including infection, trauma or injury to the eye, autoimmune diseases, other systemic diseases. The treatment depends on the cause. If the uveitis keeps coming back you will need to see a doctor to help find the reason. If you have an untreated medical condition causing uveitis this may require treatment before you can stop the eye drops. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosis with uveitis, my dr ordered numerous labs all came back normal, i still have mild symptoms this has been going on for 6 weeks now I am down to once a day pred forte eye drops. Now I have a rash on my cheeks and necks

I was recently diagnosis with uveitis, my dr ordered numerous labs all came back normal, i still have mild symptoms this has been going on for 6 weeks now I am down to once a day pred forte eye drops. Now I have a rash on my cheeks and necks

With : With the onset of this new rash, you should give your doctor a call. It may or may not be related to your uveitis depending on what it looks like and could give clues to the cause of your uveitis. I am glad that your doctor sent testing since uveitis can occasionally be a sign of underlying illness. Even though uveitis can be associated with other illnesses (especially autoimmune disease) it can affect healthy people, too. I've attached a site with some basic information about uveitis. In the meantime, give your doctor a call about your rash. Good luck! ...Read more

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Child has JRA and eye was red one day fine next and then red again should I be concerned it may be uveitis?

Child has JRA and eye was red one day fine next and then red again  should I be concerned it may be uveitis?

Possibly: Uveitis in JRA can be very serious and may have few associated symptoms. Therefore in this situation it is wise to have an ophthalmologist evaluate the child. ...Read more

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What are the best eye drops for redness?

What are the best eye drops for redness?

What is causing red?: What is the source of the redness? You may need antibiotic, steroids, glaucoma drops, or lubricant. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What about using eye drops for facial redness ?

What about using eye drops for facial redness ?

Not good idea: The redness on your face may or may not be related to your eye condition, so it will not work on the face. Eyedrops are intended for The eye area only because it is made fo the specific pH needed. If the redness on your face is rosacea, or something else, it's best treated by taking tablets, capsules over using facial gel or cream, not eyedrops. Can check oculoplastics division of U.of Cairo Eye Department ...Read more

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Do doctors know of eye drops for redness that are safe for use with contacts?

Do doctors know of eye drops for redness that are safe for use with contacts?

No: "get the red out" eye drops for occasional use, but not with contacts in. Instead use rewetting drops designed for use with contact lenses. They are available in most pharmacies. ...Read more

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Could the original murine eye drops reduce redness as well as the ones advertised to do so?

Yes: In general, over the counter drops to "reduce redness" should not be used. Try some preservative free artificial tear drops. ...Read more