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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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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

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Everytime i put artificial tears my eyes feel heavy and they go really blurry .. How can I cure it asap?

Everytime i put artificial tears my eyes feel heavy and they go really blurry .. How can I cure it asap?

Single-vial: If you are using a multi-dose eye drop, the preservative present may cause your cornea to swell leading to blurred vision (usually when used 4 or more times a day). Try switching to the single-use kind and see if this relieves your problem , however this may take a few days for your cornea to recover. ...Read more

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My mom is 60 years old she got dry eyes she has been using artifiacl tears for time but when shes stop them her eyes start to tear again?

Typical: Dry eye syndrome is common among women in your mother's age group. It is a chronic problem that is managed rather than cured. Artificial tears need to be used consistently for sustained relief. There are other options including medications, punctal plugs and lifestyle changes. See your eye doctor to develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I out a lot of artificial tears on my eyes today because they were feeling dry but now they feel weird . Like heavy and look kinda blurry !

Gel drops?: Did you use a gel forming tear drop? This is a tea drop that is designed to form a gel on the corneal surface to coat the cornea. Usually used just before sleeping. Can blur the vision and not recommended for daytime use. ...Read more

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Eyes feel dry and when I blink vision gets blurry I gotta blink a couple times until it gets kinda stable again artificial tears not working?

Eyes feel dry and when I blink vision gets blurry I gotta blink a couple times until it gets kinda stable again artificial tears not working?

Allergies?: This time of year, dry eye is a very common allergy symptom. You should discuss your symptoms with an eye doctor. There are good drops that treat eye allergies. If this doesn't work, you may need something for chronic dry eye. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to put sterile artificial tears on my eyes if I have contacts?

Is it possible for me to put sterile artificial tears on my eyes if I have contacts?

Yes: Many patients do. It helps offset the drying effect contact lenses have on the eyes. Preservative free tears are best, but make sure to use all 8 drops in the tube within 24 hours so that bacteria don't grow in the non-preserved drops. There are also other drops made for wetting contact lenses. ...Read more

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