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Best preservative free artificial tears for people with blepharitis?

Best preservative free artificial tears for people with blepharitis?

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

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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
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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?

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?

Safe: The phosphate salt is for pH balance and not for anti-bacterial use. Your body is full of phosphate salts and they are an important part of your metabolism. Nothing here to worry about and it is safe to use long term. ...Read more

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What is the best brand for free preservative artificial tears and omega-3 fatty acid? Does restasis has a preservative?

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

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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?

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

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Are lubricating artificial tears without preservative safe to use?

Are lubricating artificial tears without preservative safe to use?

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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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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Dry eyes. Using eye gel 3x/day + no preservatives artificial tears. Eyes always a lot of red veins. Means long term inflammation? Permanent damage?

Dry eyes. Using eye gel 3x/day + no preservatives artificial tears. Eyes always a lot of red veins. Means long term inflammation? Permanent damage?

Some thoughts: 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

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Best preservative free eyedrops for unstable tear film? My tear flim is everything look foggy and cloudy

Best preservative free eyedrops for unstable tear film? My tear flim is everything look foggy and cloudy

Pretty much equal: There are a variety of over the counter preservative free lubricating artificial tears available and they all work relatively well. Different brands may be more or less effective in an individual patient. Refresh optive, Celluvisc, Systane and Blink are all high quality preservative free brands. ...Read more

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How can you best find a local doctor that provides preservative free flu shots?

How can you best find a local doctor that provides preservative free flu shots?

Ask your doctor/clin: Ask your doctor or clinic and they can tell you if they have thiomersal free flu vaccine. ...Read more

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I've been using a lot of artificial preservative free eyedrops lately for my blepharitis/dry eye more than usual vision haschanged since then to foggy?

I've been using a lot of artificial preservative free eyedrops lately for my blepharitis/dry eye more than usual vision haschanged since then to foggy?

Still dry: Foggy vision is consistent with dry eyes, and would suggest you need even more artificial tears. With such an acute change, it suggests that something has happened. For example, you may have recently acquired an eye infection, which then causes the eyes to become even more dry. You should see your eye MD to see exactly why your eyes are more dry. ...Read more

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What's the best artificial tears for dry eyes?

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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What type of artificial tears are best and safest for use?

Artificial tears: Any brand of artificial tears should be ok to use. If you need to administer the tears very frequently, preservative free tears may be better because you can get sensitized to the preservatives. ...Read more

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What is the best blocked tear duct treatment - artificial tears?

Massage eyelid: Artificial tears will not help. Gentle massage of the inner corner of the lower eyelid may open the duct. Probing of the tear duct by an ophthalmologist may be needed. ...Read more

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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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My eye is red after using steroids and antibiotics. I have been to the doctor and he told me to use artificial tears. I used Systane but it gave me eye pain. I used Refresh Plus Preservative Free drops for a week. My eye is still red. Can I use Zaditor?

My eye is red after using steroids and antibiotics. I have been to the doctor and he told me to use artificial tears. I used Systane but it gave me eye pain. I used Refresh Plus Preservative Free drops for a week. My eye is still red. Can I use Zaditor?

See an eyeMD: There can be many components to a red eye. Many times chronic inflammation of your eyelid margins, dry eyes or allergies can underlie a conjunctivitis. A short course of a steroid antibiotic combination may not be sufficient or may even make the situation worse as can the preservatives in certain tear preparations. Please see an ophthalmologist to try and make a better diagnosis and treatment plan ...Read more

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Can using too many eye drops make your eyes drier? I use preservative free drops and they help for about 5 min then they feel drier.

Can using too many eye drops make your eyes drier? I use preservative free drops and they help for about 5 min then they feel drier.

Sometimes: Overexposure to a high amount of eye drops can sometimes make eyes dryer. This process can follow from preservative exposure, sensitivity to the drop used, or causing an imbalance to the tear film. Although a preservative free drop can be beneficial, you can also try a "balanced" drop which treats all layers of the tear film (mucin, aqueous, & lipid). ...Read more

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What's a preservative in eye drops? Why are some eye drops preservative-free?

What's a preservative in eye drops? Why are some eye drops preservative-free?

For single use!: First, some people are bothered by preservatives. However, preservative free are always for use by one person, and should be refrigerated. Seriously, eye drops should not be shared, but those are the two reasons. Finally a third: some eye drops contain medications interfered with by the preservatives. ...Read more

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I've been using preservative free eyedrops my vision has turned cloudy I've been using it a lot, cause if I don't eyes burn doctors said theycan't help?

I've been using preservative free eyedrops my vision has turned cloudy I've been using it a lot, cause if I don't eyes burn doctors said theycan't help?

Dry eyes: Sometimes, eye dryness happens if you wear contact lenses, and with advancing age.
Using Artificial Tears, or Refresh liquid gel can help keep your eyes moisturized and prevent further damage to the cornea.
If you have an underlying condition, only your eye doctor can determine what's best for you. ...Read more

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Been drinking preservative free aloe Vera juice since yesterday and didn't realize it was supposed to be refrigerated after opening. Will I get sick?

Been drinking preservative free aloe Vera juice since yesterday and didn't realize it was supposed to be refrigerated after opening. Will I get sick?

What R U treating?: Aloe is used in folk medicine for worm infestation, stomach disorders, colic, constipation, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, menstrual complaints, skin disorders. However, aloe is contraindicated in cases of intestinal obstruction, inflammatory bowel disease, appendicitis, & unexplained abdominal pain. If you have gerd use appropriate rx & diet, but if you question your "diagnosis" see your doctor. ...Read more

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How good are the preservative free flu vaccine? And what's the difference from the regular flu shot?

How good are the preservative free flu vaccine? And what's the difference from the regular flu shot?

Any flu shot better: Than none. Thimerosal is preservative used in multi-dose vials of flu vaccines while single-dose vials are preservative free. Other than that, there is no difference between the actual active flu shot. The preservative is used to prevent contamination when a multi-dose vial is punctured several times. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/complex-regional-pain-syndrome/ds00265 for more info. ...Read more

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Why do eyes still burn after putting eye drops (preservative free)? I have Dry Eye.

Why do eyes still burn after putting eye drops (preservative free)? I have Dry Eye.

Irritation: Dry eyes are predisposed to ocular surface changes that can have varied symptoms, such as foreign body sensation, blurry vision, redness, pain, heaviness, fatigue with prolonged near vision tasks, reflex tearing or absence of tearing to name a few. Dry eye therapy involves many approaches to treating & helping improve the symptoms. Even the treatments can have associated irritations. ...Read more

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My "Refresh Plus" lubricant eye drops expired back in 2008. They are preservative-free and the containers are sealed/unopened. Is it safe to use them?

My "Refresh Plus" lubricant eye drops expired back in 2008. They are preservative-free and the containers are sealed/unopened. Is it safe to use them?

If sealed it is OK: There is nothing in Refresh plus that would decay unless stored in excessive heat. As long as the bottle/ container is undisturbed and the solution within them appears clear, you can use them. ...Read more

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Dry eyes. How long can preservative free eye drop vial be used? Leaflet says discard after one time use. Some doc say 1 day, some say save for 48 hrs.

Dry eyes. How long can preservative free eye drop vial be used? Leaflet says discard after one time use. Some doc say 1 day, some say save for 48 hrs.

Drops: My advice is that they can be used for 24 hours. Eye drops are tricky because it is easy to introduce an infection. Better to be safe than sorry! ...Read more

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Took lacrilube (artificial tears) without success. Anybody else have that?

Took lacrilube (artificial tears) without success. Anybody else have that?

Dry eyes: I am guessing your ophthalmolgist said you have some degree of eye dryness. Lacrilube (artificial tears) is a topical ointment useful to apply at night only just before sleep to help keep the eye protected during sleep. If ineffective for you, then you might have to supplement during the day with a topical drop labeled lubricating or tear replacement. Don't use the ones labeled "gets the red out". ...Read more

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