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Can you recommend some drops go me to use to treat glaucoma?

Can you recommend some drops go me to use to treat glaucoma?

Ophthalmologist: Your glaucoma should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist who can then prescribe the correct drops for your problem. There are no over-the-counter glaucoma drops. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness ...Read more


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Can't go to the doctor. Is there anything i can use to help cure the stye eye?

Hot compresses: Use hot tap water, very hot, but careful not to burn yourself. Use for 5 to 10 minutes, 4 times a day until gone. If does not go away, you might want to have it removed. If increased swelling or pain, you might need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can you please explain the gas they use to put patients to sleep?

Can you please explain the gas they use to put patients to sleep?

Several: The most common are ethers like isoflurane, desflurane, and sevoflurane and nitrous oxide. There are others but not commonly used because of expense or need for sophisticated equipment. ...Read more

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What else can I use to treat eye inflammation? Don't want to use steroid coz it can increase eye pressure n cause cataracts. Safe to use 2-3 weeks?

What else can I use to treat eye inflammation? Don't want to use steroid coz it can increase eye pressure n cause cataracts. Safe to use 2-3 weeks?

Nonsteroidal drops: You are correct that prolonged topical steroid use may increase eye pressure and cause cataract formation; however, steroids are safe when used under an ophthalmologists supervision for an appropriate period of time. Alternatively consider use of a topical nonsteroidal drop such as bromfenac or ketorolac or diclofenac for intraocular inflammation. These are not associated with a pressure rise. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it's okay to use eye drops to lower high eye pressure. any optometrists?

Can you tell me if it's okay to use eye drops to lower high eye pressure. any optometrists?

Depends on what's causing the high I pressure: If you have glaucoma, and have already been worked up by your eye doctor, then the eyedrops that are used are determined based on your other medical conditions present. If not, you have to be worked up first completely by the eye doctor to determine if you even have glaucoma. If you have narrow angles causing this, then eye drops won't be enough! You may also need laser iridotomy done to reduce pressures emergently. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many times should you and can you use refresh tears eye drops a day?

Can you let me know how many times should you and can you use refresh tears eye drops a day?

Depends: The non-preseved form of aftificial tears can be used as often as needed. The preserved form (the type that comes in bottles) should only be used 4 times a day or less. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! what do you use to treat an eye cold?

Need doctor's help! what do you use to treat an eye cold?

No medication: Most "eye colds" termed conjunctivitis are due to viruses for which there is no specific treatment. We treat these with lubricating drops and hygiene until the virus is conquered by the immune system which usually happens in 3-8 days in most cases. ...Read more

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What are some ways to help iritis, until I can see a doctor?

What are some ways to help iritis, until I can see a doctor?

Essentially none: You can try oral nsaids but they usually don't work. You need to see an ophthalmologist and start on topical steroid eye drops under close supervision. ...Read more

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Hello, again! Trying to figure out how this site works. Do I need to video chat you? Are you able to call in a prescription for me to the pharmacy selected for nystatin oral gel or rinse?

Hello, again! Trying to figure out how this site works. Do I need to video chat you? Are you able to call in a prescription for me to the pharmacy selected for nystatin oral gel or rinse?

Need appointment: Hi Stacey, to get a prescription you'll need to log in and pay for a visit. It can be a video or text chat. Give a background history of why you need the Rx when you sign up. ...Read more

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Can you use acupuncture to treat cataracts?

Can you use acupuncture to treat cataracts?

Is not effective: Cataracts are opacities (cloudy spots or spots that block light from passing through) in the lens. The lens is originally clear, and changes its shape to focus on what a person looks at. It is in the eyeball, behind the colored iris and the pupil. Cataracts form after many years of sunlight (uv) exposure and from causes such as prolonged Prednisone use. Acupuncture does not help cataracts. ...Read more

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What can I do to help treat glaucoma?

What can I do to help treat glaucoma?

Use drops: The risk of vision loss from glaucoma is actually very low in patients who see their eye doctor and take medications as directed. Besides this, only regular exercise has been shown to have a positive influence on eye pressure and blood flow to the eye. ...Read more

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Need to know if I can use expired ear medicine?

Need to know if I can use expired ear medicine?

Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more

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If i need to use 2 classes of eye drops for glaucoma, how likely is it that i will be able to wear contact lenses?

If i need to use 2 classes of eye drops for glaucoma, how likely is it that i will be able to wear contact lenses?

Likely: As long as you can put the contacts in after you put the drops in or put the drops in after you take your contacts out there's no problem. ...Read more

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Can you please recommend some effective remedies to reduce the symptoms of pick eye?

Can you please recommend some effective remedies to reduce the symptoms of pick eye?

Eyedrops, soaks: The discomfort from pink eye is due to swelling of the eye lining similar to the swelling in the throat with a common cold. You can apply over the counter eye drops for soothing relief and you can apply cool soaks on a washcloth to relieve the eye. Pink eye runs a natural course and will go away with no need for antibiotics. ...Read more

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Need to know if can I buy this eye drop without prescription: zymar clomofloxacino?

Need to know if can I buy this eye drop without prescription: zymar clomofloxacino?

No: It is a prescription drug and should only be used under a physician's care. It is commonly used following Lasix (furosemide) surgery or in cases of mild to moderate eye infections. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What harm to the preservatives in dry eye drops do to eyes if used too often (6x/day)?

Need expert advice. What harm to the preservatives in dry eye drops do to eyes if used too often (6x/day)?

Probably nothing: The serious and dangerous preservatives have been taken off the market for many years. The ones in eyedrops now are mostly benign and will be unlikely to cause allergy or damage. Everyone is different and a few hypersensitive individuals might react to a commonly used drop (although more likely to the medication in the drop if that is what is being used). ...Read more

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Suspected uti.. Should i go doctors or will i be able to use him remedies to help clear it?

Suspected uti.. Should i go doctors or will i be able to use him remedies to help clear it?

See a doctor: You are not going to cure a UTI with "home remedies", "natural substances", prayer or anything else. And if the symptoms regress it does not mean that the infection is gone. Get this treated and feel better. Would you spit on your care in the hopes that the dead engine will start? ...Read more

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How many days can i continue to use the eye drops and take an anti histamine?

How many days can i continue to use the eye drops and take an anti histamine?

More details please: What kind of drops and for what condition, antihistamines can be taken for as long as it takes, even months ...Read more

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What would you use to treat an eye cold?

What would you use to treat an eye cold?

No treatment needed: If by eye cold you mean a viral infection of the eye called viral conjunctivitis.It does not require any treatment and is self limiting but if there is bacterial infection or severe conjunctivitis called by adeno virus or herpes zoster virus than you need treatment with antibiotics, viral or bacterial. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible for an addict to learn how to use in moderation?

Can you explain if it's possible for an addict to learn how to use in moderation?

See below: One does not learn to use substances responsibly. It is conceivably possible to return to "social" if the compulsions are removed with meds (i.e. Naltrexone) but they usually return later. Do not attempt this almost everyone fails. The ones who don't see error of their ways and stop early on. ...Read more