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Doctor insights on: Artificial Tears Vs Eye Decongestants

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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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

Dr. Thomas Josa
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Decongestant (Definition)

Decongestants are a kind of common ...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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Why do artificial tears burn my eyes?

Dryness: Artificial tears will sometimes sting because the level of acidity between the tear and your eye are different. This happens when the surface of your eye is dry. Just like when you put lotion on dry, cracked skin, you sometimes feel stinging. As the surface of the eye normalizes, the drop should sting less. You can also try keeping the drops in the fridge. ...Read more

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Why don't artificial tears help my dry eyes?

Why don't artificial tears help my dry eyes?

See Eye MD: If artificial tears are not helping, then you may need more treatment, or you may have another eye problem. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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What's the best artificial tears for dry eyes?

Artificial tears: Refresh optive and systane ultra are both good products although there are a lot of good options. ...Read more

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What is the best artificial tears for dry eyes?

What is the best   artificial tears for dry eyes?

Dry eyes!: Start with artificial tears routinely (one drop 4 times a day every day), oral omega-3's, and warm compresses. Next, medicated drops (restasis, mild steroid drops, NSAID drops) or punctal occlusion may be helpful. ...Read more

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Should people use artificial tears if near a wildfire, even if their eyes feel fine?

The smoke and sulfur: And ashes are irritating to the eyes. It's better if you get out of the way of wildfire mitigation, as rescue firefighters use special headgear & goggles to protect their face, eyes & oxygen to protect their lungs. Artificial tears isn't good enough alone next to fires that are burning at 15,000 degrees Fahrenheit that can melt the plastic of the container.Get out of the way & evacuate to safety! ...Read more

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Want to treat my eye with a bottle with tears naturale, (artificial tears) should this help?

Dryness: Tears naturale (artificial tears) is the brand name of a popular eye lubricant. If your problem is only eye dryness and your ophthalmologist has eliminated other causes, then this is an excellent lubricant available over the counter. ...Read more

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Hypotears/artificial tears thats better for dry eyes? Can I use presenvative artificial tears for long term and daily?

Hypotears/artificial tears thats better for dry eyes? Can I use presenvative artificial tears for long term and daily?

Preservative free: Drops are usually better for the eyes with moderate to severe dry eyes. Systane and refresh both have preservative free preparations. Restasis is important to treat the source of dry eyes- inflammation. ...Read more

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Why does my tearfilm feel so thick after I have been adding preservative free artificial tears to my eyes ??!? Making my vision very blurry for weeks

Why does my tearfilm feel so thick after I have been adding preservative free artificial tears to my eyes ??!? Making my vision very blurry for weeks

Teardrops: Dear Jackie, May I ask what brand of preservative-free tears you are using and who suggested those to you? Dry eye syndrome has many causes such as allergy. Please respond to me so that I may help further. Dr. Joe Crapotta ...Read more

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I am suffering from dry eyes (blur vision occurs after 1 sec) since 1 year.I have used artificial tears/ointments but still no affect.What should I do?

See ophthamologist: You need to have an eye examination and a test(schirmer) to you eye to evaluate the teat production. This could have several causes and needs care. ...Read more

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