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Which is better? An integrated or nonintegrated artificial eye?

Which is better? An integrated or nonintegrated artificial eye?

Depends: The non-integrated ones generally require less care and are gentler to the socket. Integrated ones presumably give a little more mobility but are more prone to erosion and an artificial eye can only swing from side to side so much before the edge is exposed. I think more are happy with the non-integrated ones. ...Read more

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What chemicals should we look for in artificial eye drops? good and bad

What chemicals should we look for in artificial eye drops? good and bad

Most are fine: Look for drops that say lubricating or tear replacement. Do not use the drops that say "gets the red out" as these are drying. Toxic and allergenic substances in artificial tears have been removed from the USA market but might be present if you choose to use drops from another country. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is better, integrated or nonintegrated artificial eye?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is better, integrated or nonintegrated artificial eye?

Minimal difference: The integrated implant was designed to offer greater mobility, but the mobility is mostly limited by the edge of the implant as the eye moves to greater extremes. So truly effective motion would then allow the edge to be exposed. However, changes in the socket tissue limit the excursion even when integrated and there is a common occurrence of a clicking sound. But they are both good implants. ...Read more

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What causes giant papillary conjuvitis? I have an artificial eye and itis very sore.

What causes giant papillary conjuvitis? I have an artificial eye and itis very sore.

Chronic allergy: This is an allergic exacerbation of the lining of the conjunctiva on the inside of the lid especially affecting the upper lid. It is an occasional problem with prosthetic eye wearers and can be quite bothersome. Your ocularist can recommend improved cleaners and lubricants and your oculoplastic surgeon can add to that antiinflammatory medication which can make wear of the eye comfortable. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative for artificial tear eye drops ?

Is there an alternative for artificial tear eye drops ?

Yes: There two alternatives - Restasis and punctal plugs. Restasis is a medication that increases the tear flow and punctal plugs are tiny, soft plastic devices that decrease the removal of tears from the eyes. Talk with your ophthalmologist about these alternatives. ...Read more

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What are some alternate for artificial tear eye drops ?

What are some alternate for artificial tear eye drops ?

None: Restasis can, in some many cases, reduce the need for artificial tears. Punctal plugs can as well. Discuss these options with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How many times is it recommended to put in artificial tear eye drops?

How many times is it recommended to put in artificial tear eye drops?

Dry eye drops: The use is limited to the beneficial effect and therefore should be used as often as the symptoms appear.Sometimes the tear duct can be temporarily or permanently obstructed to keep more tears or wetting drops on the eye for longer periods. The same can be done with the punctum, the eye lid opening into the tear drainage system. ...Read more

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How many different times is it recommended to put artificial tear eye drops?

How many different times is it recommended to put artificial tear eye drops?

Artificial tears: Since artificial tears are lubricants, not medicine, you can use them as much as you want. Many people use them 2 to 4 times per day. ...Read more

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How many times is it recommended to put artificial tear eye drops? How much is the maximum amount?

How many times is it recommended to put artificial tear eye drops? How much is the maximum amount?

Depends: The non-preseved form of aftificial tears can be used as often as needed.

The preserved form (the type that comes in bottles) should only be used 4 times a day or less. ...Read more

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For evaporative dry eyes, please share a a good artificial tear eye drop your customers have used successfully.How often & how long you can use?Thanks

For evaporative dry eyes, please share a a good artificial tear eye drop your customers have used successfully.How often & how long you can use?Thanks

Optive PF: Allergan’s optive is newer more techy dry eye drop that is economical since the bottle lasts for six months after it is opened. But i usually tell patients try different ones and see which works the best for you. Use it as often as needed. Oasis tears plus is also a high tech drop but it needs to be used over 2 months for results. Also talk to your ophthalmologist about punctal plugs. ...Read more

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Is artificial tears eye drops safe daily?

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Is artificial tears eye drops safe daily?

Artificial tears: Yes they are. I use them myself. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes feel heavy after using artificial tears eye drops ... And blurry . And how can I cure it ?

Why do my eyes feel heavy after using artificial tears eye drops ... And blurry . And how can I cure it ?

Viscosity issue.: The drops may be too viscous (thick) and you might benefit by the use of a less thick, non-preserved artificial tear product.
You may benefit from a full evaluation of your eyes for the underlying reason for the need of tear supplementation. ...Read more

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It's okay to use eye ointments at night while using artificial tears eye drops for the rest of the day right?

Yes: This is a very good way to provide moisture to the ocular surface during the sleeping hours. Also stick a misting humidifier in your room during the heating season. ...Read more

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Are artificial tears, eye drops the best product to reduce redness caused by old age?

Are artificial tears, eye drops the best product to reduce redness caused by old age?

Depends: Red eyes in the elderly may have many causes : they include dry eyes, allergies and other more serious problems like glaucoma and iritis. See an opthamologist to make the right diagnosis and star the correct treatment. ...Read more

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How can I make dry eyes more comfortable with contacts? I’ve always preferred contacts, but in the last few years i’ve started having really dry eyes. I use artificial tears eye drops, and they work when i’m wearing glasses, but not so good when i’m weari

Treat cause: The best way to make your dry eyes better is to find out the cause of your dry eye disease. Environmental exposure, decrease mucin , aqueous, lipid, pharmacologic, hormonal etc. Get an exam to determine the cause so you can get a customized treatment plan. ...Read more

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Had eye exam and yellow dye put in 6 hours later put artificial tears in eye and yellow dye came out of r eye. do i have drainage prob. Told puncta nl?

Had eye exam and yellow dye put in 6 hours later put artificial tears in eye and yellow dye came out of r eye. do i have drainage prob. Told puncta nl?

Florecein: Your eye mD usually instills Florecein to examine ocular surface, check intraocular pressure, and at times, the inflow of tears into the nasolacrimal duct. You may have retained some of this dye and are seeing the residual. It will wash away. If your tear drainage system is normal, you may also see this yellow dye in your Kleenex if you blow your nose. Chronic tearing may indicate a blocked duct. ...Read more

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My eyes are watery . I have been using artificial tears and dry eye relief but no use. I am having this problem since I was 14 years.?

My eyes are watery . I have been using artificial tears and dry eye relief but no use. I am having this problem since I was 14 years.?

Tearing: Could possibly represent allergies (if they itch) or it could be a tear duct problem. Would follow up with an eyemd (ophthalmologist). ...Read more

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Can patanol(allergy eye) n artificial tears used at same time?Whats good brand for allergy eye?Can I use artificialtears (morning) n contact after it?

Can patanol(allergy eye) n artificial tears used at same time?Whats good brand for allergy eye?Can I use artificialtears (morning) n contact after it?

Couple answers:: Patanol (olopatadine) and artificial tears can be taken together but they counteract each other so it's pointless. Patanol (olopatadine) dries out your eyes, artificial tears are supposed to wet your eyes but don't work well anyway. If u have allergies and dry eyes, try a punctum plug to help your dry eyes, which helps with contacts too. Or a mild steroid drop like Alrex will treat both. But these can't be used with contacts. ...Read more

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Hey docs, should your eyes burn when using artificial tear drops?

Preservatives: Try preservative free artificial tears and see if that helps. They come in individuals clear vials with about 8-10 drops in each vial. They last 24 hours because they don't have preservatives in them, then you open a new vial. Good luck. ...Read more

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I dont have dry eyes . I have dystonia. I dont know why but I need to use artificial tear in a daily or dystonia gets worse.Why is that?

I dont have dry eyes . I have dystonia. I dont know why but  I need to use artificial tear in a daily or dystonia gets worse.Why is that?

Interesting: Dystonia in of itself does not cause dry eyes but dystonia can cause blepharospasm thinking outside of the box, and any medication you taker for the dystonia can have a side effect of dry eyes. I think a referral to an ophthalmologist is in order in addition to your family physician. ...Read more

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Can artificial tears make eyes white?

Can artificial tears make eyes white?

ATs lubricate. : If your eyes are red because they are dry, using ats 3 - 4 x day will help. Also, check if you're hydrating adequately... Don't count caffeinated beverages. ...Read more

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Can you use artificial tears while contacts are still in your eyes?

Yes: You should use the ones that are labelled "for use with contact lenses.". ...Read more

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Will artificial tears help clear my eyes that have been inflamed for a week?

Depends: Artificial tears helps replenish the tear film. If your symptoms are due to dry eyes or imperfect tear composition or production, it will help. ...Read more

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Can artificial tears irritate your eyes if you change the brand from month to month?

Depends...: Some people are sensitive to some brands than others. Has nothing to do with switching. ...Read more