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Dealing with dry irritated eyes? Are visine drops recommended or not?

Dealing with dry irritated eyes? Are visine drops recommended or not?

Maybe: Visine is a name of a company that makes several products, where its name has become synonymous with eye drops. Visine tears is recommended for dry eyes. However, get the red out stuff is not. ...Read more

Visine (Definition)

This is a commercial name for a line of eyedrops which includes those that supplement tears when deficient and those that temporarily get the red out ...Read more


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Are TheraTears lubricant eye drops meant for moderate or severe dry eyes?

Are TheraTears lubricant eye drops meant for moderate or severe dry eyes?

Both: Thera tears are a helpful eye lubricant for any type of dry eyes. They frequently have to be used with other types of dry eye treatment but occasionally work alone. ...Read more

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Which is worse, not using eyedrops for irritated eyes or using them?

Which is worse, not using eyedrops for irritated eyes or using them?

Needs evaluation: It depends it is best to have your eye doctor evaluate for cause of eye irritation first. Then use of eye drops will depend upon cause, how well you are producing tears, and how irritated you are by trying to get the eye drops into the eyes. ...Read more

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Can I use OTC eye drops along with the RX antibiotic eye drops? Eyes are dry and irritated.

Can I use OTC eye drops along with the RX antibiotic eye drops? Eyes are dry and irritated.

Yes: Lubricating eye drops can be used in between medicated eye drop doses to help relieve dryness and irritation. Instilling both types of drops close together in time may decrease the efficacy of the antibiotic drop due to dilution. ...Read more

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Can you use Lubricant eye drop like Visine tears, dry eye relief as long as you want? or they are same as decongestant drops? does lubricant eye drops help clearing allergens?

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Can you use Lubricant eye drop like Visine tears, dry eye relief as long as you want? or they are same as decongestant drops? does lubricant eye drops help clearing allergens?

Artificial tear yes: You can use artificial tear without an active medication for as long and as frequent as you want if it contains no preservative (single-use). If it does contain a preservative (multi-use) then using the drop more than 4 times daily may induce corneal edema. Artificial tear may reduce eye allergy symptoms by rinsing off the allergens and mediator and is not a vascular decongestant. ...Read more

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Do over-the-counter eye drops treat Dry eye syndrome or just relief symptoms ?, which eye drops do both ?

Do over-the-counter eye drops treat Dry eye syndrome or just relief symptoms ?, which eye drops do both ?

Provide relief: OTC eyedrops supplement what is missing from your natural tears (volume, composition). They are not curative or a treatment of the underlying pathology. There is no actual permanent treatment. Restasis, a prescription drops for dry eyes, eliminates inflammatory causes for low tear flow but it also is not a cure. Dry eyes are chronic with ups and downs depending upon many factors. ...Read more

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Will Pilocarpine help with dry eyes from Sjogrens? Overnight dry eyes is my worst symptom even with plugs & eye drops.

Will Pilocarpine help with dry eyes from Sjogrens? Overnight dry eyes is my worst symptom even with plugs & eye drops.

Minor help: Try applying plain eye ointment into each eye prior to sleeping. This will coat the eye and protect it during your worst part of dryness. ...Read more

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What are really good red eye drops for irritated eyes, that work with soft contact lens?

What are really good red eye drops for irritated eyes, that work with soft contact lens?

Is it your contact?: You need to be careful what drops you use when wearing soft contacts, generally only preservative free tears or moisture drops specifically formulated for contacts. If your eyes are frequently red in your contacts, though, i wonder if you are having irritation from your solution or your contacts. Are eyes still red when you take a weeklong holiday from your contacts? ...Read more

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Could you use clear eyes relief drops with contacts?

Could you use clear eyes relief drops with contacts?

Not recommended: You should use only lubricant drops that are labelled "for use with contact lenses" with your contact lenses. ...Read more

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My dry eyes are only responding well to antibiotic eye drops but not panatol and optive?

Dry eye treatment: The reason your eyes are only responding to the antibiotic drops is the fact that there may be an infectious or inflammatory component to your eye symptoms. The antibiotics are treating that, helping your eyes feel better. Eventually, if you continue having dry eye symptoms, then optive (or other artificial tears) are the best drops to use chronically. Follow-up with your eye doctor not better. ...Read more

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Can you use artificial tears while contacts are still in your eyes?

Can you use artificial tears while contacts are still  in your eyes?

Yes: You should use the ones that are labelled "for use with contact lenses.". ...Read more

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I have meibomian gland dysfunction and dry eye which makes my vision VERY blurry even if I use warm compresses & artificial tears any other trearment?

I have meibomian gland dysfunction and dry eye which makes my vision VERY blurry even if I use warm compresses & artificial tears any other trearment?

Intraductal probing: Dry eye can be quantitative (deficiency of tear production) or qualitative (deficiency of the oily layer, and less commonly the mucin layer). Meibomian gland disease exacerbates dry eye syndrome by disturbing the surfactant properties of the oily layer. Intraductal probing opens up the meibomian gland orifices. Punctal plugging can help preserve the tears you do make, and Restasis might help. ...Read more

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Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for use while contact lenses are still in?

No: The medication is absorbe by the contact lens and may reach levels toxic to the corneal surface. ...Read more

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Eyes are almost always irritated. Dry, watery, red, small amounts of mucus. Have allergies and dry eyes. Eye drops don't always help. Best solution?

Eyes are almost always irritated. Dry, watery, red, small amounts of mucus. Have allergies and dry eyes. Eye drops don't always help. Best solution?

Initial thoughts: Really need to examine the eyes to know what is going on here. Ithcy/watery eyes generally indicate allergy. Mucus stranding can be a sign of more severe allergy. Sometimes, the eyes become dry as a side effect of antihistamines (and maybe poor hydration) taken for allergies. Your eye drops may be of too little potency or may not be targeting true cause. ...Read more

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I have perpetually red and tired eyes. Eye drops are not effective. Is there another solution?

I have perpetually red and tired eyes. Eye drops are not effective. Is there another solution?

Yes: Unfortunately, there are many causes for red eye. Allergies can cause intense itching and can be treated with otc zaditor (ketotifen) or alaway. Another cause is eyelid inflammation (blepharitis) which can be treated with hot compresses 5 mins daily and eyelash scrubs with dilute baby shampoo. Red eyes can also be caused by growths on the eyes called pterygia or inflammation in the eyes (diagnosed by eye dr. ...Read more

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Can I use contact lens solution instead of those costly drops for dry eyes?

Can I use contact lens solution instead of those costly drops for dry eyes?

Not recommended: Contact lens solution is not formulated for this purpose. If you want to decrease costs, buy the generic lubricant eye drops. ...Read more

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Dry eyes issue. Been using eye drops to keep lubrication.eyes feel sore after prolonged use of computer. is Computer related job good?

Dry eyes issue. Been using eye drops to keep lubrication.eyes feel sore after prolonged use of computer. is Computer related job good?

There are: more specific treatments for dry eyes..visit your OPTHAMOLOGIST for an exam and specific Treatment!!! Then take the job (if it's worthwhile) Your dry eyes SHOULD NOT PREVENT YOU from taking a job you are qualified for! Dr Z ...Read more

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Dry eyes n blepharitis. Seen 2 eye doc. Always give FML, (fluorometholone) lubricants. Sick of frequent eye inflammation, use eye drops daily n clean eyelid. Any cure?

Dry eyes n blepharitis. Seen 2 eye doc. Always give FML, (fluorometholone) lubricants. Sick of frequent eye inflammation,  use eye drops daily n clean eyelid. Any cure?

The short answer is: yes, you can treat the blepharitis with a variety of treatments. The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises a variety of treatments depending upon the etiology (cause) of your blepharitis. This can range from eyelid hygiene with OTC lid scrubs or baby shampoo, to topical and even oral antibiotic treatment. Have your ophthalmologist look at the margins to identify the cause. ...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?

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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Dealing with dry irritated eyes? Are visine drops recommended or not?

Maybe: Visine is a name of a company that makes several products, where its name has become synonymous with eye drops. Visine tears is recommended for dry eyes. However, get the red out stuff is not. ...Read more

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20 weeks pregnant. Used 2 drops of visine for irritated eyes. Now found out it isn't safe to use during pregnancy. Is my baby gonna be okay? Freaking!

20 weeks pregnant. Used 2 drops of visine for irritated eyes. Now found out it isn't safe to use during pregnancy. Is my baby gonna be okay? Freaking!

No problem: Almost all medications have a legal disclaimer about taking whatever it is during pregnancy - just to protect the company. Most are not necessary and this is true for Visine which is a saline mixture with no biologically active drugs that will have little distribution into your circulation and none across the placenta to your developing baby. This is not harmful and you can continue to use it. ...Read more

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Whats the best thing to do to dry irritated eyes instead of drops?

Whats the best thing to do to dry irritated eyes instead of drops?

Dry eye: Dry eye treatment usually needs eye drops. You can also try warm compresses, omega-3 supplements, sunglasses, humidifiers at home, avoiding fans. ...Read more

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I am dealing with dry irritated eyes, need some tips?

I am dealing with dry irritated eyes, need some tips?

Dry eyes!: Sounds like you have dry eyes. Use artificial tears (consider preservative free) and oral omega-3's to make them more moist. Use the tear drops one drop 3-4 times a day, every day. If no improvement, then see your eye md for full diagnosis and treatment plans. ...Read more

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Are there any remedies and tips for dry, irritated eyes?

Are there any remedies and tips for dry, irritated eyes?

Dry eyes!: Use artificial tears (consider preservative free) and oral omega-3's to make them more moist. Use the tear drops one drop 3-4 times a day, every day. If no improvement, then see your eye md for full diagnosis and treatment plans. ...Read more

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What can I do to help with dry, irritated eyes, maybe from allergies?

Dry eye + allergies: Dry eye and allergies are very common. I would try artificial tears frequently during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses 1-2 times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. You can also try topical and/or systemic anti-allergy meds. If no improvement, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What are some remedies and tips for dry, irritated eyes?

Topical drops: Every company that makes over the counter drops makes some for tear replacement or lubrication of the eye. Go to your pharmacy and find the dry eye section and try a few. Do not use "gets the red out" drops as these are drying. If the condition persists, then see your ophthalmologist for advanced help. ...Read more

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What is a remedy to fix cloudy vision from dry irritated eyes?

Treatment: Helping improve the ocular surface will improve your vision. Get an exam to determine the cause of your dry eye disease. A treatment regime then can be customized for you. ...Read more

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I have really irritated eyes, they itch very bad, what are the best type of eye drops for this?

I have really irritated eyes, they itch very bad, what are the best type of eye drops for this?

Itchy eyes.: Could be allergies. There are a variety of prescription antihistamine drops for the eyes and nasal steroid sprays which may help. Other eye conditions should be ruled out by your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best eye drop for burning and irritated eyes?

What is the best eye drop for burning and irritated eyes?

Needs evaluation: It is best to consult your eye doctor to determine cause and appropriate treatment. Then choice of eye drops depends upon cause. This link may be helpful: http://www.Allaboutvision.Com/buysmart/eye-drops.Htm. ...Read more

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Experiencing dry irritated eyes for 2 days now. What should I do?

Experiencing dry irritated eyes for 2 days now. What should I do?

Get an Exam: Your symptoms may indeed be due to dry eyes, however, other conditions can mimic the same symptoms and would require other treatment. Your history of only 2 days of symptoms would be unusual for dry eye disease, unless you started new medication or had a new exposure to a dry environment. Get your eyes looked at to get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can I do to help with dry, irritated eyes?

I'm curious as to what can I do to help with dry, irritated eyes?

Eyedrops: If this is your only symptom and the vision is good and the eyes not hurting, then try applying over the counter lubricating eyedrops. Do not use "gets the red out" type drops as these are drying. Plain eye ointment at night is also helpful. If these work, fine, but if it persists, see your ophthalmologist for the next sequence of treatment. ...Read more

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Help! i'm having extremely dry and irritated eyes - what can I do?

Help! i'm having extremely dry and irritated eyes - what can I do?

Start with: Artificial tears and you can find these over the counter. There are thicker gels and ointments at bedtime. Use as needed but generally apply tears at least 3-4 times a day. Might be a few days before you notice much improvement. Otherwise, see an eye doctor for proper diagnosis. Good luck ...Read more

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What are really good red eye drops for irritated eyes, that work with soft contact lens?

Is it your contact?: You need to be careful what drops you use when wearing soft contacts, generally only preservative free tears or moisture drops specifically formulated for contacts. If your eyes are frequently red in your contacts, though, i wonder if you are having irritation from your solution or your contacts. Are eyes still red when you take a weeklong holiday from your contacts? ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a tiny stye the size of a pencil tip on his lower lid close to his nose we saw tonight that it started to bleed we cleaned the blood off and put eye drops in just normal drops for irritated eyes etc but now what will happen it has a hard

My boyfriend has a tiny stye the size of a pencil tip on his lower lid close to his nose we saw tonight that it started to bleed we cleaned the blood off and put eye drops in just normal drops for irritated eyes etc but now what will happen it has a hard

Stye care: These are very common and care be treated conservatively 90% of the time. A warm compress and los scrubs open up the oil glass which are blocked. (http://eyewiki.aao.org/Stye). Make sure the heat is constant for ~3-5min. Uncooked rice in a stocking moistened and place in the microwave will hold heat for 5min. If this is not curative after 1-2wks then check with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have headaches everyday, very dry irritated eyes and really bad itchy skin, had blood test and all that was high was alk phos and total protein, ?

Dry eye: The dry eye component can also lead to headache. An eye exam can help determine how bad the dryness is, if there are any associated or aggravating factors like blepharitis, sjogren's syndrome, or allergy. Treatment can range from otc artificial tears to gel drops and ointments to restasis. ...Read more

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My eye started itching right after giving my bunny a bath. It was very red and irritated. I put in 2 drops of visine allergy drops about 1 hr ago and ?

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My eye started itching right after giving my bunny a bath. It was very red and irritated. I put in 2 drops of visine allergy drops about 1 hr ago and ?

Allergy to rabbit: It appears to avoidance of further contact is the reasonable approach. Be sure to wash all of the clothing you wore while handling the rabbit. I presume the drops helped. ...Read more

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