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Best Eye Drops To Whiten Eyes
What will whiten the sclera of eyes naturally? What are some of the best and safest eye drops that will whiten and lubricate eyes?
Whiten eyes Rx for: I can think of no safe medication to whiten you sclera. See your eye Dr to find out cause and then follow directions. ...Read more
Eyes: You need to see if there's an underlying cause such as liver issues. See your PCP to check it out ...Read more
How can whiten my eyes without surgery and decongestants eye drops.had an eye exam my eyes are perfect.just the color that bothers me?
Use artificial tears: Reddening and irritation are often related to drying of the eyes. Prolonged computer work can also cause it as the blink rate goes down. Take a break every hour or two. Use artificial tears 3-4 times a day. Stay away from Visine or other decongestant drops. They can make the problem worse. ...Read more
Eye color: There are no eyen drops designed to lighten the color of the eyes. ...Read more
Jaundice?: Yellow eyes can be due to abnormal liver function. If you do have true jaundice, you need to see your doctor right away. Otherwise, OTC eyedrops such as visine will cause the blood vessels to constrict and take away redness and make the eyes whiter. However, I do not recommend these drops because your eyes can become dependent on them and develop rebound redness. Best to have an eye exam. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Please explain the best way to use eye drops for glaucoma. Leave eyes shut for 2 minutes putting drop in eye?
Can see videos: Online. But best way is whatever gets a single drop into the eye (cul-de-sac or lid lake without touching the bottle to the lid or contaminating tip) without missing the eye either, followed by keeping the eye closed or covering the tear duct for a minute or two to keep the medicine from exiting the lacrimal tear drain. Use the medicine regularly and at correct intervals within reason. ...Read more
See your eye doctor.: Better to see your eye doctor to determine the cause of the red eye prior to resorting to an over the counter (otc) drop for red eyes. You may require a prescription medication. In my opinion, there is no "best" otc drop for red eyes. When I see a patient that complains of red eyes and has been using an otc drop for red eyes, i generally cringe. Otc drops for red eyes in excess can get the red in. ...Read more
Depends: Some people have itchy eyes from irritants & dollar store eye drops/artificial tears wash will do fine. That can also work for some allergic eye issues by washing out the pollen/etc. Allergan makes an OTC "Zadator" which some find helpful. There are others but some try several before they find one that helps and fits their budget. ...Read more
Eye allergy: Over the counter, alaway ; zaditor are safe for long term use. Other eye drops are fine for short term as long as you don't have issues that would Prohibit you from use of decongestants. Besides allergen avoidance, tear replacement to help with dry eye, and good eye wear protection, patanol/pataday, optivar, bepreve, elestat, and Lastacaft (alcaftadine) are usual choices. Some burn or tingle with application. ...Read more
Nevanac eye drops: Nevanac eye drops, naphcon an eye drops. ...Read more
Artificial tears: I would use artificial tears frequently, every 1-2 hours, avoiding generic brands that contain BAK which can be toxic. Also, take omega 3 fatty acids (3000 – 4000 mgm per day and drink plenty of water. Also, you may try punctual plugs or Restasis. Most dry eyes after LASIK are temporary so your prognosis should be good. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many causes of itchy eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause itchy eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Eyes are almost always irritated. Dry, watery, red, small amounts of mucus. Have allergies and dry eyes. Eye drops don't always help. The Best solution?
Initial thoughts: Really need to examine the eyes to know what is going on here. Ithcy/watery eyes generally indicate allergy. Mucus stranding can be a sign of more severe allergy. Sometimes, the eyes become dry as a side effect of antihistamines (and maybe poor hydration) taken for allergies. Your eye drops may be of too little potency or may not be targeting true cause. ...Read more
Avoid the cause...: Of redness is the first line of treatment. The robot eye drops have a medicine in it that is not the healthiest for the eyes, so rohto eyes drops are not good. Use instead a lubricating eye drops like systane ultra. ...Read more
Child laying down : The easiest way I have found is to have the child lay down with their eyes closed. Then put the drops in the corner of their closed eye closest to the nose. When they are ready (keep them laying flat) have them blink their eyes several times. You can often make it into a game, to make it even easier for them. ...Read more
Antihistamine drops: Medications that treat allergy eye symptoms come in various forms. The most immediate relief comes with antihistamine eye drops. Some of these also have mast cell stabilizing effects which decrease future symptoms as well. ...Read more
No solution: If you have spontaneously had a small leak from a surface eye vessel, then that is red blood which cannot respond to any medication or treatment. It will disappear in 3-10 days depending upon the amount. If recurrent or the vision is impaired, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
UV burn: Welder's flash is an uv burn of the corneal skin like a sunburn on your regular skin. It is quite painful although topical anesthetics can take away much of that. However, these inhibit healing and are not advised except for diagnostic purposes. Thorough and frequent lubrication is usually used along with systemic analgesics and sometimes bandage contact lenses. These heal quickly fortunately. ...Read more
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