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What clears up red irritated eyes?

What clears up red irritated eyes?

Depends: First the cause of the red eye need to be diagnosed. The red eye could be secondary to many reasons. Red eye could be from dry eyes, allergy, blepharitis, sun damage, inflammation, infection etc. If its from dry eye or allergy then artificial tears, allergy drops, lid hygiene and omega 3 will help. Other causes will need medical attention. ...Read more

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What can cause bloodshot, irritated eyes?

What can cause bloodshot, irritated eyes?

Dry eye: Most often dry eye causes chronic redness and irritation. Try some over-the-counter artificial tears. If that doesn't work, see an eye doctor for more advanced options! ...Read more

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What can I do to cure irritated eyes from wearing eyeliner?

What can I do to cure irritated eyes from wearing eyeliner?

Get he eye ck up : It will be prudent to stop using the eyeliner for now , till you get your eyes checked by am ophthatlmologist. ...Read more

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Please help! I have redness and irritated eyes. What should I do?

Please help! I have redness and irritated eyes. What should I do?

A few possibilities: This could be due to allergies, dry eyes, or eye infections. All can start or affect 1 eye first. The treatments are very different. For allergies, zaditor (ketotifen) is a good otc eye medicine. For dry eyes, lubricating tears are necessary. For infection, usually of the eyelids, start with eyelid warm compress and diluted baby shampoo scrubs. You should have a baseline exam with your eye doctor. ...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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What would be steps to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts?

What would be steps to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts?

First, take out CLs: Irritation can come from your cl cleaning solutions, the type of cls your wear, and whether your eyes dry out with them, and also from ocular surface disorders. An eye md can sort out the various causes and get you on a regimen so that you can be sucessful again with cls. You may need to stay out of cls for a few weeks while being treated, especially if you have allergies or dry eye. ...Read more

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What would be the step to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts?

What would be the step to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts?

Take them out!: Irritation in contact lens wearers can be a sign of impending infection. Remove the contact lenses and see an eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What would be the step to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts all day?

What would be the step to take if I get irritated eyes from wearing contacts all day?

Eyes: Have this conversation with your eye doctor. You may be building up more protein onto your contacts and suggest a different cleaning agent. You may also need to change hour contacts more frequently or change to a brand that may be more permeable. ...Read more

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What is the cure for red, irritated eyes?

What is the cure for red, irritated eyes?

Depends: First the cause of the red eye need to be diagnosed. The red eye could be secondary to many reasons. Red eye could be from dry eyes, allergy, blepharitis, sun damage, inflammation, infection etc. If its from dry eye or allergy then artificial tears, allergy drops, lid hygiene and omega 3 will help. Other causes will need medical attention. ...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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What are some remedies and tips for dry, irritated eyes?

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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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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How long would it take for mildly irritated eyes to heal?

Depends on the cause: Days or weeks! if the cause is mild dry eye, it may only be hours or days to help with irritation. If it is the result of a viral infection (for example), then irritation can last weeks. ...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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