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Can You Recommend Some Drops Go Me To Use To Treat Glaucoma
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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