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Do allergy eye drops make the pupil larger?

Do allergy eye drops make the pupil larger?

Should Not: They should not cause pupil dilation unless you are using a vasoconstricting agent (visine) when the drug wears off it can cause pupil dilation. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can allergy eye drops cause pupil dilation?

Can allergy eye drops cause pupil dilation?

No: Typically allergy eye drops contain antihistamines or saline. Should not noticably affect pupils. Even steroid Rx drops. Something else; ask your doctor. One pupil enlarged only? Go to ER. ...Read more

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When allergy eye drops dilated pupils, does it damage the eye?

When allergy eye drops dilated pupils, does it damage the eye?

Usually no but..: You can cause a glaucoma attack if you have narrow angles. These type of drops are not really allergy drops they are vasoconstrictors, they make the eye look better because they shrink the blood vessels making the eye look less red. The best treatment is to remove exposure to the allergen barring that, antihistamine, steroid or other immunomodulating eye drops. ...Read more

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Need some allergy relief help please! how do I relieve my eyes when eye drops aren't helping?

Need some allergy relief help please! how do I relieve my eyes when eye drops aren't helping?

Eye allergies: Allergic conjunctivitis can be very uncomfortable and at times difficult to treat. Many allergy eye drops are non-steroid and can be helpful. If these are not helpful, it is useful to seek advice from an ophthalmologist (eye specialist) for a closer look to make sure there is not something more than allergies triggering symptoms. If not they have stronger eye drops available. ...Read more

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My eyes r always red I have allergies. What can I do to clear them up. I have use eye drops and they make them redder. Help?

My eyes r always red I have allergies. What can I do to clear them up. I have use eye drops and they make them redder. Help?

Red eyes: If an infection has been ruled out because of your red eyes see an allergist and get tested to find out what you are allergic to.Once tested you will be able to institute environmental control to help your condition ...Read more

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Allergy eye drops needs to be absorbed and soaked in for it to work or it just enough to hit the surface of the eye externally?

Allergy eye drops needs to be absorbed and soaked in for it to work or it just enough to hit the surface of the eye externally?

Made you blink!: My patients find the best method is lying on their back facing upward, eyelids closed, and placing a drop at the edge of the lid near the nose and letting it roll into the eye slowly. Otherwise standing up, tipping head back and dropping it in is hit or miss; good chance eyelashes will blink the drop away - like Nadal poaching away a weakly hit groundstroke (except yesterday at the French Open!). ...Read more

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I've been using opatanol eye drops 1ml more than 2x a day. Can something happen to me? I have really bad allergies and that's the only thing tht help

I've been using opatanol eye drops 1ml more than 2x a day. Can something happen to me? I have really bad allergies and that's the only thing tht help

Itchy eyes: These are safe but you should also consider using a prescription nasal spray to assist with the nasal symptoms which usually contributes greatly to the eye symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the best eye drops for itchy allergy eyes?

Depends: Some people have itchy eyes from irritants & dollar store eye drops/artificial tears wash will do fine. That can also work for some allergic eye issues by washing out the pollen/etc. Allergan makes an OTC "Zadator" which some find helpful. There are others but some try several before they find one that helps and fits their budget. ...Read more

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What are the italian eye drops used for allergy relief called?

What are the italian eye drops used for allergy relief called?

Off the Market: They are off the market and not available for purchase in the United States so finding the correct name will require some legwork. ...Read more

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Trying to find vasocon eye drops for allergies. Is that a good eyedrop?

Trying to find vasocon eye drops for allergies.  Is that a good eyedrop?

Vasocon: Its a fine otc allergy eyedrop. It is usually better to avoid the vasoconstrictors like tetrahydrazoline, found in visine. Crolom is otc now i believe. There are many good ones available by rx. ...Read more

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Any good allergy eye drops?

Any good allergy eye drops?

Ketotifen: This medication used to be available only with prescription. It is now available as zaditor (ketotifen) or alaway brands. Generics work just as well. It will cost much less than a copay. ...Read more

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What are good eye drops for allergies?

What are good eye drops for allergies?

Options..: Allergic conjunctivitis: apply cool compress and liberally use artificial tears throughout the day. Practice allergen avoidance measures based on sensitivities. Try over-the-counter ophthalmic antihistamine, one drop to each eye twice daily (Zaditor, Alaway). OTC intranasal steroid sprays can also be helpful. Prescription eye drops like Pataday and Patanol (olopatadine) are effective as well. ...Read more

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What are the best OTC eye drops for allergys?

What are the best OTC eye drops for allergys?

Ketotifen: Ketotifen is the best otc eye drop for allergy, but prescription eye drops for allergy are superior. ...Read more

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What are the best eye drops to use for allergies?

What are the best eye drops to use for allergies?

Antihistamine drops: Medications that treat allergy eye symptoms come in various forms. The most immediate relief comes with antihistamine eye drops. Some of these also have mast cell stabilizing effects which decrease future symptoms as well. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the best eye drops for allergys?

I was wondering what are the best eye drops for allergys?

Eye allergy: Over the counter, alaway ; zaditor are safe for long term use. Other eye drops are fine for short term as long as you don't have issues that would Prohibit you from use of decongestants. Besides allergen avoidance, tear replacement to help with dry eye, and good eye wear protection, patanol/pataday, optivar, bepreve, elestat, and Lastacaft (alcaftadine) are usual choices. Some burn or tingle with application. ...Read more

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If I use eye drops for allergies will it change my eye color?

If I use eye drops for allergies will it change my eye color?

No: Neither the allergies nor the eyedrops will cause any change in your eye color. ...Read more

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When do you think I should see improvement after starting allergy eye drops?

Right away: Eye symptoms should improve right away after using allergy eye drops. If it does not, that mean you have severe allergy that need a different treatment methods/medications or you don't have allergic conjunctivitis. Either case, you should see a local allergist. ...Read more

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Are perennial allergies can be healed without recurrence. Or can only be controlled. Have the best eye drops to cure fully?

Are perennial allergies can be healed without recurrence. Or can only be controlled. Have the best eye drops to cure fully?

Close but not quite: Avoidance is the best approach and allergy shots can provide long term benefits for many if they have received it for at minimum of 3-4 years. However allergy shots only work in about 80% of the people. Is this a cure? Not yet but comes pretty close. ...Read more

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I am constantly suffering from eye allergy. In summers mostly I have to use anti allergy(histazoline eye drops). Is there any permanent cure of this?

I am constantly suffering from eye allergy. In summers mostly I have to use anti allergy(histazoline eye drops). Is there any permanent cure of this?

Yes: The best treatment is to see an allergist for specific treatment. Nasal sprays and allergy shots can work to cure this problem much better than applying a bandaid like an eye drop. Oral antihistamines can also help to decrease itching if this is a problem. Histazolin uses a vasoconstrictor, like visine, which is not a good treatment for eye allergy. Zaditor (ketotifen) is better for otc use. ...Read more

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I put eye drops in my eyes because my allergies make them itch real bad! Weird thing is when I put drops in they itch constantly still the drops dry.

Not quite sure: what the specific question is.
Visine and other non-Rx eye drops constrict vessels but don't do much for allergies. the prescription ones work on inflammation and are much better. ...Read more

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Without eye drops what are some ways to relieve red allergy eyes?

Without eye drops what are some ways to relieve red allergy eyes?

Flushing with water: Washing the eyelids with lots of water or using a contact lens solution to rinse the eyes can be very helpful when your eyes are really itching and watering. Cool, wet towels on the eyes can also relieve some of the itching. These may not give complete relief though, and that's the time when you need medicine. ...Read more

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Anything as good as patanol (olopatadine) eye drops for allergy ?

Anything as good as patanol (olopatadine) eye drops for allergy ?

Ocular allergies: Otc zaditor (ketotifen) (or generic equivalent) is often helpful in covering the allergy symptoms. In severe cases a short course of steroids under supervision of a physician can be helpful. The other option is to desensitize to the allergen. Skin testing to determine the allergen and then use weekly scit or daily slit therapy

http://www.Enttoday.Org/details/article/498209/slit_vs_scit_a_qa.Html. ...Read more

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What are the best eye drops to use for itchy eyes with allergies?

Several options: There are several otc meds that available that are ocular antihistamines. Tears and similar otc moisturizing drops are helpful as well. Interestingly, there is some data that rx nasal steroids can help with ocular symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes you to need to remove contact lenses before using allergy eye drops?

What causes you to need to remove contact lenses before using allergy eye drops?

Hurts the eye: Actually, the benzalkonium chloride preservative can damage the cornea. This is not usually a concern because the bac gets washed out of the eye before it can cause any harm, but if you use the drops with contacts, the contact lenses hold the preservative onto the cornea for long enough to cause damage. ...Read more

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Can patanol (olopatadine) eye drops be taken for months on end for eye allergies?

Can patanol (olopatadine) eye drops be taken for months on end for  eye allergies?

Yes.: They act through mast cell stabilization and have antihistaminic properties. They are not corticosteroid drops. They are not habit forming. They are generally used for as long as they are needed. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the best and fast relieving eye drops for itching allergy eyes?

I was wondering what are the best and fast relieving eye drops for itching allergy eyes?

Eye allergy: Over the counter, alaway ; zaditor are safe for long term use. Other eye drops are fine for short term as long as you don't have issues that would Prohibit you from use of decongestants. Besides allergen avoidance, tear replacement to help with dry eye, and good eye wear protection, patanol/pataday, optivar, bepreve, elestat, and Lastacaft (alcaftadine) are usual choices. Some burn or tingle with application. ...Read more

Pupil (Definition)

The pupil is the opening in the iris inside of the eye though which light is focused on the retinal film at the back of the eye. The iris can open and close in response to light to vary the amount inside the eye. It is what looks red, in the ...Read more