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Best Brand Of Artificial Tears No Preservatives
What is the best brand for free preservative artificial tears and omega-3 fatty acid? Does restasis has a preservative?
Sjogren's: If you have sjogren's as the cause of your dry eyes, preservatives can cause more ocular irritation compared to a person who does not have sjogren's. I honestly do not know which one is the best though systane is popular. Flax seed oil which has omega 3 has studied in sjogren's and demonstrated improved with dry eyes. Your eye doctor would need to answer the? About Restasis preservatives. ...Read more
Preservative free: This response is specific for the person and their specific underlying cause or reason for using artificial tears. In my experience the most success is with refresh advanced, retain MGD, refresh celluvisc, md Bion tears. I have had a lot of success with recommending Systane Balance although it has preservatives. Once again it depends on your underlying reason for using artificial tears. ...Read more
Hypotears /artificial tears that's best for dry eye? Can I use artificialtears (preservative)daily for long term? I can't find restasis, what's other best?
Any tear substitute: There are a great many drops for dry eye. For longterm use I recommend preservative-free ones to avoid allergic reactions. Restasis is dilute cyclosporin, an immunosuppressant only available with a prescription ...Read more
Yes: Non preserved artificial tears are often recommended for the treatment of dry eyes in individuals who are sensitive to preservatives. There use can be very frequent (every 30' or so) due to low surface irritation side effects. Just as with any eye drop medication, avoid contamination of the dropper tip. Non preserved drops last generally 1 day, & are best refrigerated in between uses to protect. ...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
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
Many of the preservative free artificial tears still have phosphate in some form or another (e.g. disodium phosphate) is it safe for long term use?
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?
Why do my eyes start feeling heavy and numb after I use too much preservative free artificial tears? I have blepharitis so my eyes get dry very fast
Stop using: Stop using the products. Find the products that maybe a little difference or just use normal saline. ...Read more
Dry eyes. Using eye gel 3x/day + no preservatives artificial tears. Eyes always a lot of red veins. Means long term inflammation? Permanent damage?
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health and...
there's a wide variety of causes of dry eyes.
Medicine effects, autoimmune disease (sjorgren's), age, low humiidty/hi wind and feel that way from irritation (foreign body, infection, allergy, etc.) ...Read more
Depends...: Some people are sensitive to some brands than others. Has nothing to do with switching. ...Read more
Can patanol (allergy eye) n artificial tears used at same time? What's 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
Can my 5 year old son to receive artificial tears (walgreens brand, lubricant eye drops) for a slight redness on sclera. Recovering from flu..
Artificial tears: No problems. You can use the tears. ...Read more
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