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Is artificial tears eye drops safe daily?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is artificial tears eye drops safe daily?

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

Saline (Definition)

Saline water is a general term for water that contains a significant concentration of dissolved salts (nacl). In medicine we use saline solution for IV hydration. Normal saline (ns) is the commonly-used phrase for a solution of 0.90% w/v of nacl, about 300 mosm/l or ...Read more


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Can artificial tears be used with glaucoma eye drops?

Can artificial tears be used with glaucoma eye drops?

Multiple Eye Drops: Artificial tears can be used with glaucoma eye drops, if you use them correctly. The trick is to wait at least 5 minutes between using different types of eye drops. After 5 minutes eyedrops have been absorbed. If you use drops at the same time you may wash out one drop with the other and dilute their effect. ...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?

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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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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Hi, Are Blink intensive tears safe for long periods of time, and are they just eye drops or artificial tears?

Hi, Are Blink intensive tears safe for long periods of time, and are they just eye drops or artificial tears?

Blink Intensive Tear: Julia, the information I have is taken from the Abbott site which make this. It appears to be used long term and id=s a long acting up to an hour artificial tear. I would confirm this with the druggist in the UK and or the Eye doctor in the UK. It is not available here in the US. ...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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No pain, no itching, just red eyes. Condition I've had throughout my life. Tried many eye drops, mostly artificial tears. Ways to prevent redness?

No pain, no itching, just red eyes. Condition I've had throughout my life. Tried many eye drops, mostly artificial tears. Ways to prevent redness?

Many possibilities: It can be way too many things to list, such as chronic allergies, pterygium, chronic dry eyes, large blood vessels, etc. An ophthalmologist would be able to tell. The one thing you don't want to start doing is self treating with very dangerous eye drops, such as visine and clear eyes, which will certainly make it worse. Start with an ophthalmology exam and go from there. Feel better. ...Read more

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Dr found dry eyes. Gave Systane Ultra (UD). Are these artificial tears? Dr also gave me Hypromellose Gel 0.03%. Why no Restasis or Lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops?

Yes----first level: Systane is brand of artificial tear, and there are many different brands. Artificial tear Gels are artificial tears as well, but thicker. Not every doctor treats the same way. My first line of treatment for dry eyes is artificial tears and warm compresses. If no improvement, I add restasis and other things afterward. ...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.

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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Is it safe to use "tears naturale ii" eye drops to soak my contact lenses in if I don't have regular solution?

Is it safe to use "tears naturale ii" eye drops to soak my contact lenses in if I don't have regular solution?

Emergency only: Only in a situation where you have no appropriate solution. The ingredient in the tears is different that saline, or disinfecting solution. Make sure you soak your lenses in an appropriate solution before reinserting them. ...Read more

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Could I use "tears naturale ii" eye drops if I have red eyes?

Could I use "tears naturale ii" eye drops if I have red eyes?

Sure!: It helps in dry eye. If that doesn't help, see an ophthalmologist to rule out more serious diseases. ...Read more

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Could I use "tears naturale ii" eye drops to soak my contacts?

Could I use "tears naturale ii" eye drops to soak my contacts?

No: These are lubricating drops, they are not designed to clean or condition a contact lens. Use contact lens solution only to clean and store your lenses otherwise to increase the risk of a sight threatening infection. ...Read more

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Eyes are dry from glaucoma drops. Other than artificial tears are there any other remedies.

Eyes are dry from glaucoma drops. Other than artificial tears are there any other remedies.

Preservative allergy: Allergy to preservative should be ruled out. Typically this manifest as itching and redness. Preservative free medication is available. If actually secondary to dryness, try different tear drops. All are variations of lubricant and water. Just need to find right combo. Perhaps a gel based drop such as systane gel would give more relief. Restasis and punctal plugs are alternatives. Flax oil. ...Read more

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Can muro128, 5%saline drops be used4 swollen inflammed cornea? Which occurred due to use of herbal eye drops. Some says it is used only4edema please clear!

Can muro128, 5%saline drops be used4 swollen inflammed cornea? Which occurred due to use of herbal eye drops. Some says it is used only4edema please clear!

Muro 128 Hypotonic: Muro 128 can be used to extract water out of an edematous cornea from most causes (though would avoid if previous chemical toxicity or herpes infection). Most often we used it after cataract surgery or for fuchs corneal dystrophy. Avoid obviously herbal eye drops if your md has said they are causing corneal swellling. No case reports to date of such thing happening: if true, should be published. ...Read more

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Which type saline eye drops can be used for fuch's dystrophy?

Fuch's: Muro 128 is commonly used for patients with fuch's corneal dystrophy. Talk to your eyemd to see if this is right for you. ...Read more

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It is safe to use a dissolution of pure concentrate Chlorophyll into saline solution as eye drops?

It is safe to use a dissolution of pure concentrate Chlorophyll into saline solution as eye drops?

Not good idea: Anything that's not sterile and placed in the eye is setting yourself up for problems in the eye. Best to see your eye doctor and see why you are needing chlorophyll drops to begin with, and use that as a starting point for discussion. This is a better alternative, safer, and makes sense. S/he will be able to meet you where you are, and take care of you at the sae time. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I use normal saline (sodium chloride eye drops) for my ears?

Please tell me, could I use normal saline (sodium chloride eye drops) for my ears?

Yes: Depends upon what you are treating but saline eyedrops would not be harmful to your ears. However that is a rather expensive way to use eardrops. Pharmacies carry less expensive ear drops due to the volume needed. ...Read more

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My 9 days old son has a yellowish discharge in his left eye. The doctor prescribed him rinoflux saline water and tobrex eye drops. Just wondering if i?

My 9 days old son has a yellowish discharge in his left eye. The doctor prescribed him rinoflux saline water and tobrex eye drops. Just wondering if i?

Massage duct: As important as the drops prescribed is that you also massage those tear ducts. Your baby likely has partially blocked ducts, a very common newborn problem. If you don't routinely massage them, the blockage and subsequent drainage will just keep recurring. Put pinky in corner of eye by bridge of nose and gently massage in small little circles for a minute. Repeat frequently during day. ...Read more

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Artificial tears safe daily for dry eye syndrome?

Artificial tears safe daily for dry eye syndrome?

Yes: If you use many tear drops every day you may want to consider a preservative free drop. Some people become allergic to the preservative in larger tear drop bottles. If you are using more that a couple of drops a day see your ophthalmologist to determine the type of dry eye disease you have to come up with a customized treatment plan. ...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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The preservatives in artificial tears are making my eyes tire more quickly from computer use. Hope this can be undone by switching, ie, not permanent?

Artificial Tears: Stop using the drops. Doubtful it is permeant. Consider having your eyes examined by Ophthalmology to see if there is a better treatment for dry eyes and eye fatigue. Perhaps you need glasses or anti reflective screen. ...Read more

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