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Eye Drop For Red Eyes
Depends on the cause: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Best type of eye drop for sinusitis related itch, red eyes . worst in the morning. most noticible on the outer edges of eye, away from no nose?
Ocular allergies: For people suffering from allergic related sinus & ocular issues, many available medications are available. For ocular surface itching, you can try zaditor™ Found over the counter twice daily. If eyelid margins feel itchy, moderately warm compresses followed by cleansing the eyelashes and lids with diluted baby shampoo twice daily may alleviate your symptoms. Prior to going to bed, try gel i drops ...Read more
No pain, no itching, just red eyes. Condition i've had throughout my life. Tried many eye drops, mostly artificial tears. Ways to prevent redness?
Many possibilities: It can be way too many things to list, such as chronic allergies, pterygium, chronic dry eyes, large blood vessels, etc. An ophthalmologist would be able to tell. The one thing you don't want to start doing is self treating with very dangerous eye drops, such as visine and clear eyes, which will certainly make it worse. Start with an ophthalmology exam and go from there. Feel better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on the cause: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Artificial tears: Redness is a sign of irritation. Dry eye is the most common cause, so try over-the-counter artificial tear drops first. If other things, such as allergies are an issue, than you may need to see the doctor. Try to avoid using 'red-out' drops such as visine on a regular basis. Sometimes, blepharitis is the cause, and eyelid scrubbing with dilute baby shampoo can help. ...Read more
See your eye doctor.: Better to see your eye doctor to determine the cause of the red eye prior to resorting to an over the counter (otc) drop for red eyes. You may require a prescription medication. In my opinion, there is no "best" otc drop for red eyes. When i see a patient that complains of red eyes and has been using an otc drop for red eyes, i generally cringe. Otc drops for red eyes in excess can get the red in. ...Read more
Tear replacement: Do not use drops that say "gets the red out" as these are drying. Anything that says tear replacement or eye lubrication should be fine. Two good brands are Systane and Refresh. ...Read more
Determine the cause: The key is to determine why your eyes are red. Dry eye is a common cause of this and can often be treated with over the counter artificial tears. Go to an ophthalmologist and have him examine and determine the cause. From there treatment can be made. Refrain from using any "get the red out" drops such as visine. These drops tend to worsen redness and cause it to be chronic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer