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Autologous (Definition)

Autologous means derived from your own body rather than from another person/donor. Often used to mean using your own red blood cells for transfusions after elective surgery or using your own stem cells for ...Read more


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How effective is umbilical cord serum eye drops for dry eyes?

How effective is umbilical cord serum eye drops for dry eyes?

Very Effective: I have used serum eye drops for dry eyes on my dog with great efficacy; however, restasis (cyclosporine) is probably equally effective & available by prescription from your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any medications or eye drops that improve astigmatism?

Are there any medications or eye drops that improve astigmatism?

No: Astigmatism results from asymmetric curvature of the cornea. Influenced by variety of factors, including size and shape of the eyeball, position of eyelids, bone structure around eye, age, stiffness of cornea, use of contact lenses, even excessive eye rubbing or pressure on the eyeball at night from sleeping face down. Usually vision correctable w glasses, contacts or lasik. ...Read more

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Should I trust this remedy? It says homeopathic eye drops, but the ingredients look like medications!

Should I trust this remedy? It says homeopathic eye drops, but the ingredients look like medications!

Be careful: Some labels say "homeopathic" because of dilutions in manufacturing. But these products may not be "homeopathic" to your case -- meaning, individualized specifically to the symptoms that you have. Thus these would not be likely to help you at a deep level -- although the substances in them may be dilute enough not to "harm" you. Most true homeopathic remedies come from substances found in nature. ...Read more

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Are ofloxacin eye drops safe for my four month old son? What is this medication used for? Thank you for your time :)

Are ofloxacin eye drops safe for my four month old son? What is this medication used for? Thank you for your time :)

Antibiotic: In the pediatric population, Ofloxacin eye drops are used to treat bacterial keratitis and severe bacterial conjunctivitis involving susceptible organisms. However, I can't find any evidence for the indication or use of Ofloxacin eye drops in children less than a year of age. Please see a pediatrician, perhaps one who specializes in treatment of ophthalmic (eye) problems. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of glaucoma medication? I have been prescribed eye drops for my glaucoma. Will any parts of my body other than my eyes be affected? Are there any negative side effects?

What are the side effects of glaucoma medication? I have been prescribed eye drops for my glaucoma. Will any parts of my body other than my eyes be affected? Are there any negative side effects?

In: In most cases glaucoma medications do not have negative effects on other parts of the body.

It is difficult to give a more specific answer without knowing which glaucoma eyedrop you are using. ...Read more

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I have had a stye since Halloween and I have gone to the doctors twice and got gel medication and eye drops and neither worked?

I have had a stye since Halloween and I have gone to the doctors twice and got gel medication and eye drops and neither worked?

Needs drainage: Most primary care doctors don't drain styes (I do if they can be drained easily). Usually an eye doc can take care of them (but they make you wait 3 weeks total time in most cases). If the stye comes back or worsens it could be something else more dangerous, or just a stye again. Best of luck ...Read more

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Is it safe to use regular eye drops for dry eyes with glaucoma medication drops?

Is it safe to use regular eye drops for dry eyes with glaucoma medication drops?

Usually: As long as you are waiting at least 5-10 minutes after your glaucoma drops. Otherwise you may be rinsing out medication. Make sure you don't use "red out" drops as these might affect your glaucoma. ...Read more

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When you have pink-eye can you use "red eye" drops along with your pink-eye medication?

When you have pink-eye can you use "red eye" drops along with your pink-eye medication?

No: Red eye drops often irritate the eyes more. Also, the eyes become more red when the effect of the drop wears off. I don't recommend using "red eye" drops at any time. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you have pink eye can you use red eye drops along with your pink eye medication?

I wanted to know when you have pink eye can you use red eye drops along with your pink eye medication?

Get the red out: ...Drops are safe and ok to use for any temporary condition. The problem with these drops are when they are used chronically, too frequently or for an extended period of time. ...Read more

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Chronic red eyes, no medication has helped, got prescribed eye drops and allergy medicine. Doesn't see to help. Is it allergies or something else?

Chronic red eyes, no medication has helped, got prescribed eye drops and allergy medicine. Doesn't see to help. Is it allergies or something else?

More info: It could be dry eyes or blepharitis or other cause of red eyes. It says you take synthroid (thyroxine) so a condition called thyroid eye disease could also play a role. I wold recommend frequent lubrication drops (artificial tears) every few hours and if there is no improvement in a couple of weeks then see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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My left eye has been hurting and red for about 3 days now and I have put reg eye drops but not helping iam on medication for my heart does this means I could be have another heart attack or stroke

Hello,: Hello, there are a number of possible reasons that you left eye could be red & painful. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the surface of the eyeball and is commonly known as "pink eye." it might just be from irritation to the eye or allergies. If it is caused by a virus or bacteria, it could be quite contagious. Your eyes could be bloodshot because they are irritated by a variety of things like wind, dry air, cold exposure, dust, etc. The fact that your eye is red and painful by itself, does not mean that you are having a stroke or a heart attack. What would be of particular concern would be eye pain with a change to your vision. If that occurs I would recommend being seen right away. Because you have a complicated medical history, if this does not resolve fairly quickly I would notify your doctor. ...Read more

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I've used eye drops, nasal spray for dry nose, and a good allergy medication. Can you recommend anything else for me?

I've used eye drops, nasal spray for dry nose, and a good allergy medication. Can you recommend anything else for me?

Symptoms?: What are your symptoms? Sounds like you are trying to treat allergies. Some of what you are doing may be exacerbating your symptoms if they are dry burning irritated eyes. ...Read more

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Is tropicamide 1% eye drops over-the-counter drug?

Is tropicamide 1% eye drops over-the-counter drug?

No: This is a prescriptive only iris dilator. Why would you want to use this without the advice of your ophthalmologist anyway? It is one of the common chair side drops used for diagnosis and occasional treatment. ...Read more

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Is tropicamide eye drops an over-the-counter drug?

Is tropicamide eye drops an over-the-counter drug?

Nope: Tropicamide, also known as mydriacyl, (tropicamide) is one of several drops used to dilate the pupil during an eye exam. As such, there is no over-the-counter use for it! ...Read more

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Is there any over the counter eye drops for pink eye? Or anything I can get at a drug store to make it go away?

Is there any over the counter eye drops for pink eye? Or anything I can get at a drug store to make it go away?

"Pink eye": There are many causes for a red eye, including trauma, eye disease (glaucoma, retinal detachment), allergies, and infection (bacterial or viral). Treatment depends on the cause and your primary care doctor can help you sort this out. Over the counter allergy treatments are available, but most causes require Rx, intervention or observation. ...Read more

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My eye got really red after taking off my contacts last night now I have pink eye, what drug store eye drops can I buy to help this?

My eye got really red after taking off my contacts last night now I have pink eye, what drug store eye drops can I buy to help this?

Conjunctivitis: Try systane preservative free in single vials. Do not put in your contact again till it is all clear. If does not clear up in 24 hours or have blurred vision pain go to urgent care optometrist (at lenscrafters, houreyes) and get checked may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Are there good natural cures for dry eyes? I don’t want to use drugs and medicated eye drops if I can help it. I’ve read that flaxseed oil can help make tears more oily so they don’t evaporate so fast. Is this true? Are there any other natural solutions?

Although: Although taking flax seed oil by mouth can improve symptoms of dry eye, it will not have an immediate effect (and can take up to two months to be noted). In the meantime I agree that it is prudent to avoid medicated eye drops. Instead, use of a "preservative-free" artificial tear is both safe and provides immediate relief. These generally are sold over the counter and come in small plastic vials for single use. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to Erythromycin-anaphylaxis Clindamycin- anaphylaxis Bactrim- rash Sulfa drugs- rash can I use polymyxin b sulfate eye drops?

I'm allergic to Erythromycin-anaphylaxis Clindamycin- anaphylaxis Bactrim- rash Sulfa drugs- rash can I use polymyxin b sulfate eye drops?

Yes: Polymyxin is an effective anti-bacterial. You could use it without the allergies popping up as it has with others. However: are you sure you need this drop? It seems as if you are using an antibiotic for every eye inflammation, most of which are probably not bacterial. And in so doing you have sensitized yourself to antibiotics that you might need for an actual infection. ...Read more

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How effective are serum drops for dry eye?

How effective are serum drops for dry eye?

Excellent!: Many patients that have not responded to ordinary measures for dry eyes, respond well to serum eye drops! The problem is producing these special drops individually for each patient! ...Read more

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How do eye drops help you eyes?

How do eye drops help you eyes?

Depends on problem: There are many types of eye drops. For bacterial infections, antibiotic eye drops kill the germ. For allergies, antihistamine eye drops stop the irritation. And so forth. ...Read more

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Should I use eye drops if my eyes itch?

Should I use eye drops if my eyes itch?

Allergy: There are many good over the counter as well as prescription medication drops for treating allergy symptoms of the eyes. ...Read more

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Is Rohto Ice eye drops bad for your eyes?

Is Rohto Ice eye drops bad for your eyes?

If prolonged use: One of the main ingredients is Tetrahydrozoline HCI (0.05%) which is also found in Visine and other "get the red out" drops. Its a vasoconstrictor (ergo eyes seem to whiten), and occasional use is okay. However prolonged use can cause rebound effect and can make the situation worse. ...Read more

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Can contact solution be used as eye drops?

Meh: Not the greatest idea because of the preservatives that are in it. Best using drops designed for the purpose for which you will use them. ...Read more

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Which eye drops can be given to a 13wks baby?

Which eye drops can be given to a 13wks baby?

Many: Many different drops can be used depending on the diagnosis to a 13 wk old baby. But do not self prescribe any drops. Please take the baby to an ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis and rx. ...Read more

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I got itchi eyes, should I just use eye drops?

Itchy: If from dry eyes you need to increase lubrication and decrease evaporation. If allergic try to remove possible allergens. Air filters, remove animals, change soaps, detergents, bedding in a step wise manner. ...Read more

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Do you know which eye drops for contacts is best?

Do you know which eye drops for contacts is best?

Contacts: FreshKote made by Focus Lbs has proven to be the best so far with Contact lenses. Contains no preservatives. ...Read more

Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more