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Do Allergy Eye Drops Make The Pupil Larger
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes and yes. As always caution if pregnant. ...Read more
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
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?
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 moreSee 8 more doctor answers
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
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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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
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
No: Neither the allergies nor the eyedrops will cause any change in your eye color. ...Read more
2 weeks: At least 2 weeks of therapy should be allowed in order to assess efficacy. ...Read more
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