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Can I Take Torbramycin Ophthalmic Solution If I Have Itchy Eyes
I was prescribed oloflaxacin eye drops for a corneal tear. If i dont use them what happens to my eye?
Increases infection : The drops are being used prophylacticly to prevent infection, so not using them would increase the risk. ...Read more
What to do if I have a stye and my mum got me chloramphenicol eye drops can I use them if I already use the eye drops maxidex (dexamethasone)?
Not effective: Styes are best treated with frequently applications of heat. Eye drops cannot enter the part where the infection lodges so the Maxidex (dexamethasone) and Chloramphenical will do no harm but will not be effective. The heat must be applied for 4-5 minutes at least 5 times per day using a washcloth from the very warm (not hot) water tap. ...Read more
I sent an earlier question. A resolving stye. My eyes are currently dry and I am wondering if I can use my Blink contact lens rewetting drops?
We can't cross-: reference your previous question. However, an eye doctor or general medical provider may read your question and be able to answer. We are volunteers and so we log on and off as we have time. Probably most providers are working right now - so it might take a while to get an answer. Hang in there. ...Read more
I have bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye), I have antibiotic drops for it and I am applying every two hours. When can I wear eye make up?
After treatment: The best thing is to wait until the infection is completely clear, and the antibiotics are finished. You may need to replace your eye make up as well. If you were using it when you got the infection, bacteria may have contaminated the eye make-up. Using it again may re-infect your eyes. ...Read more
Probably: Most pink eye is due to a virus. If you are certain it is pink eye (conjunctivitis), and the vision is about normal, and there is no pus, and no pain, then you can use Erythromycin ointment which can provide some comfort while your immune system combats the virus. Generally it is applied as a line of ointment twice per day. If the condition persists see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Not advisable: The contact lens solutions vary in component ingredients. Often used are the multipurpose solutions that clean, disinfect, and are used for rinsing & storing. Although not harmful to use in the eye, they do not contain good lubricating quality ingredients.. It's best to use contact lens friendly lubricating eye drops for routine usage in dry eye related conditions. ...Read more
What to do if I have tried prescription eye drops over-the-counter eye drops and my eyes are swollen red itchy, and won't stop watering, what can I do?
Allergic Conj-itis: Allergic conjunctivitis can be very annoying. Use cold ice packs if possible when itching sensation starts to stop cycle of allergy. Cold non preserved artificial tears 4-6x/day as needs. MD can Rx mast cell stabilizer to help as well. Steroids used as last resort. Allergy tests can be done early to ID culprits, immunotherapy also; See http://eyedoc2020.blogspot.com for tiered approach on Rx. ...Read more
Yes: Wait 5-10 minutes between drops though.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have dry eyes. I already have glasses and i took eye drops for 2 months. Do i just have to go to an actual eye doctor. Idk what to do im tired of it?
Dry eyes: Can have many causes. If OTC eye drops don't help in 2 days, let alone 2months, continued usage will not suddenly begin to help, and may actually do harm. See an Opthalmologist, a specialist eye physician, to discover cause, and to then prescribe the appropriate treatment. You need a comprehensive eye examination. Not a computer link. ...Read more
Have an exam: Probably not prudent to use old bottle of drops, or drops intended for another person, to treat what you may believe is "pinkeye". Old bottles may be contaminated or expired. Some of the preparations have steroids in them, and you can cause some serious damage if you are potentially treating the wrong condition. Best to be examined by an eye md for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I get very itchy, red, puffy n watery eyes for about last 15days.Eye drop, antihistamine are not working, what can I try?
Try seeing a doctor: If over the counter medications aren't doing the job, you need to see a physician for management. I suggest an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Not a problem: Just irrigate with normal saline drops and rinse it out. You should be fine. ...Read more
Can modafinil or Depakote cause glaucoma?I am diagnosed and 29 years old.If i take my treatment eye drops am i sure i will not go blind?
No: Neither drug causes glaucoma. It sounds like you've been diagnosed with glaucama. Neither drug you mentioned caused it. There are psychiatric drugs that can aggravate certain types of glaucoma. You need to discuss this with your ophthalmologist as he knows more about your glaucoma that we can deal with here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do to get rid of bags under my eyes? I have allergies and take otc loratadine.The more humid it gets, my eyes get worse.Thank you
A surgical problem: Exclude allergy ,other pathologyGet a more detailed answer ›
What should I do if I have been prescribed patanol (olopatadine) for allergies, when i put the drops in, it burns my eyes. Is that normal?
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