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Eye Drop Used
My 20 month old 4 days ago, developed an eye irritation. she rubs it & the white part of an eye ball gets swollen.not going away despite the eye drop being used. Should we get worried?
Can the eye drop cosopt used for glaucoma cause hair loss? If yes, will it grow back if the drop is discontinued & some other drop used.
Doubt it is cause: All medications have side effects including Cosopt. But loss of hair is not listed or known. That said, you could be the first to lose hair from this, but I would suspect first another cause. Check with your family doctor and see if he can evaluate you for an alternate cause. ...Read more
Dry eyes.How long can preservative free eye drop vial be used? Leaflet says discard after one time use. Some doc say 1 day, some say save for 48 hrs.
After a 5 year addiction to an eye drop containing naphazoline (used 2 to 5 times a week) I went cold turkey about a month ago. Will my eyes recover?
Yes: yes, stay off the drops and give it time. you mau use some preservative free artificial tears--over the counter ...Read more
For evaporative dry eyes, please share a a good artificial tear eye drop your customers have used successfully.How often & how long you can use?Thanks
Optive PF: Allergan’s optive is newer more techy dry eye drop that is economical since the bottle lasts for six months after it is opened. But i usually tell patients try different ones and see which works the best for you. Use it as often as needed. Oasis tears plus is also a high tech drop but it needs to be used over 2 months for results. Also talk to your ophthalmologist about punctal plugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For Infections: Milflox is a brand name for moxifloxacin, which is an antibiotic. It is related to other antibiotics in a family known as fluoroquinolones, of which Cipro (ciprofloxacin) might be the most well known. It is used to treat bacterial infections including bacterial (not viral) conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers. ...Read more
Several: There are several. The most common are phenylephrine, tropicamide, and cyclopentolate. The duration of effect varies. Dilation must be done with caution because it could precipitate an attack of high pressures in certain eyes causing permanent damage. Your doctor will look for this risk prior to dilating ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have used eye drops once a day for 3 weeks. What are some ways to break the habit of using them?
Throw them away: If you are using "get the red out" drops everyday. Stop now. Your eyes will become redder for a few days and then gradually return to normal. ...Read more
Many types: Eye drops for glaucoma treat the internal elevated pressure by lower it. This can take the form of drops that lower the inflow or that increase the outflow. Drug companies are constantly working to improve the effectiveness, comfort and use of fewer drops to accomplish this goal. ...Read more
Depends: Conjunctivitis can be a result of infections, inflammation, allergies, chemicals, environmental, eyelid inflammation an medications. Depending on the cause, medications may be prescribed or over the counter drops like tears or antihistamines may be helpful. Warm compresses can help eyelid inflammation. So it is very helpful to have an exam to figure what the best treatment is for you. ...Read more
Usually nothing: The expiration date is a recommended timeframe insuring sterility of the vial and full potency. If kept cool, dark place (drawer etc), then should not be a problem. Issue is that if bacteria grow in the open vial, then possible infection may result, or irritation from gradual chemical breakdown. ...Read more
Can i use eye drops as contact solution? I ran out of my contact solution. My eye drops can be used for contact lens wearers.
Not the same: Replenish your contact solution, as this contains all the necessay ingredients to clean, disinfect & store your contacts. In a pinch(because you have run out of your solution) you can place your contacts in the case with the contact lens friendly drops to keep them moist. Go & purchase solution then rinse, clean & store to disinfect. Wear glasses in the mean time. Put the contacts in the next day. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
The right-eye lens i used got stuck to my eye and i couldn't remove it except using some eye drops. I'm afraid. Can I use contacts again?
Yes: Yes you can, but before you resume the use of lenses, you should have your contact lens fit re-evaluated to ensure the fit is not too tight. Your eye doctor can also look for dry eyes, which can also make the contact lens fit too tight. If dry eye is present, there are several treatment options which might improve your contact lens tolerance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer