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Pterygium & ster: Pterygium is a very common, abnormal growth of the clear covering (conjunctiva) of the white part of the eye (sclera) over the cornea (window of the eye). If severe and causing discomfort or red, it can be removed with surgery. It is generally benign. It is due to excess sun/UV exposure usually. Steroids can help decrease inflammation but will not get rid/remove it. Only way to remove: surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple Eye Drops: Artificial tears can be used with glaucoma eye drops, if you use them correctly. The trick is to wait at least 5 minutes between using different types of eye drops. After 5 minutes eyedrops have been absorbed. If you use drops at the same time you may wash out one drop with the other and dilute their effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye infection: I would not treat an eye infection without seeing an eye doctor to get a definite diagnosis and treatment plan. Many causes are viral and will not respond to antibiotics, and some cases of red eye are not an infection at all. Plus, some antibiotics work better than others for a given condition, depending on the patient's history. ...Read more
No: If your eyebrows are shedding, please see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Glaucoma not painful: If you have glaucoma, and have pain, then the cause is something else than the glaucoma. The only painful glaucoma comes from acute angle closure glaucoma or advanced hemorrhagic glaucoma. The most common glaucomas are painless. If you have pain, discuss this with your ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
N-acetylcarnosine: N-acetylcarnosine eye drops have been proposed as a treatment to reverse cataracts. Russian investigators have published studies purporting it's effectiveness. Unfortunately, their studies are considered biased and the positive effects reported have not been confirmed by other investigators. ...Read more
Allow ~5 minutes: between drops so they don't wash each other out. Once you place the drop, it's best to keep your eye gently closed so it has a chance to be absorbed. Blinking or squeezing will cause it to drain away quicker. Wait a few minutes and then place the other drops in. I am assuming you mean artificial tears when you say "regular" drops. Good luck ...Read more
Yes: As an interesting fact, most of the conjunctivitis I see is virally caused. Often an affected individual has been treated at Urgent care facility after hrs, & is prescribed an antibiotic, usually an aminoglycoside (gentamicin, or tobramycin). When they see me, it's on the basis of worsening eye condition. Often (not always) 1 of these 2 antibiotics causes significant ocular Irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: For steroid drops to have enough systemic absorption & cause acne is rare. Some people that have acne vulgaris may be triggered even with steroid drops. More important is the fact that regular strength steroid drops should be used only for limited time usually less than 3 weeks in eyes. They can cause cataract & glaucoma. Extremely mild steroid drops at once daily may be used for a long time. ...Read more
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