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Do eye drops for contacts reduce eye redness from bloodshot eyes?

Do eye drops for contacts reduce eye redness from bloodshot eyes?

No: Redness in the eye could be contact lens intolerance, allergy, inflammation, and many other things that no doctor can diagnose without a proper eye exam. Don't let this linger and get an ophthalmologist to examine you. ...Read more

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Could eye drops work for red eye?

Could eye drops work for red eye?

The cause: of the red eye is important to diagnose. This will dictate the type of drop that will be used for treatment. It's best to have an eye exam so your doctor can recommend the appropriate treatment for your red eye. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is Rohto Ice eye drops bad for your eyes?

Is Rohto Ice eye drops bad for your eyes?

If prolonged use: One of the main ingredients is Tetrahydrozoline HCI (0.05%) which is also found in Visine and other "get the red out" drops. Its a vasoconstrictor (ergo eyes seem to whiten), and occasional use is okay. However prolonged use can cause rebound effect and can make the situation worse. ...Read more

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Daily eye drops for whiter eyes?

Daily eye drops for whiter eyes?

Tear replacement: Most eye reddnening is from eye dryness which can be treated with over the counter lubricating or tear replacement drops. The drops that say 'gets the red out' are drying so avoid these unless you need an acute whitening for something like a picture. If you think your redness is chronic, see your ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Are similasan eye drops good for allergies, red eyes, and sties?

Are similasan eye drops good for allergies, red eyes, and sties?

Unproven & unknown: Similasan eye drops for allergy is a homeopathic remedy containing 3 substances that cause eye irritation. Homeopathy involves using highly diluted substances which cause symptoms when concentrated. Because similasan is so dilute that the risk of adverse effect is quite low. The effectiveness of homeopathic remedies remains controversial & unproven. Still if it works for you, that's great. ...Read more

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Will visine eye drops help with my general eye blurriness?

Will visine eye drops help with my general eye blurriness?

Possibly: If the blurriness is due to dry eye then visine will help. If visine or other ocular lubricants don't help then you should have an exam. ...Read more

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What are some eye drops for pink eye?

What are some eye drops for pink eye?

Type of pink eye: Bacterial "pink eye": tobrex, gentamucin, polytrim, ciloxan, sulfacetamide. Allergic "pink eye": naphcon, bepreve, pataday, lastacaft (alcaftadine). Chemical "pink eye" tobradex, maxitrol, prednisolone need to find out the correct type of "pink eye". ...Read more

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What eye drops are good for relieving dry eyes?

What eye drops are good for relieving dry eyes?

Artificial tears: Lubricating eye drops without chemicals that relieve redness are the best drops to start with. If you do not get relief after several days of using the drops 4 times per day, see an eye doctor to evaluate if other treatments would work better for you. ...Read more

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Best eye drop for dry eyes?

Best eye drop for dry eyes?

Serum tears: There are many otc and rx drops that work best for different sources of dry eye (as mentioned in the other answers). One of the best, though, is for severe dry eyes to make tears from your own serum. Blood is drawn, allowed to clot, centrifuged, diluted with saline, and given back to the patient. In cases that do not respond to the available treatments, this option should be discussed with md. ...Read more

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Are eye contacts really bad for your eyes?

Are eye contacts really bad for your eyes?

Not if used properly: Contact lenses are a medical device, just like a drug. If used properly, they are safe and effective. If used improperly, they can cause severe problems. See your eye doctor if you are interesting in contact lens wear. ...Read more

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Will taking steroid eye drops for eye allergies reduce undereye circles and puffy eyes?

Will taking steroid eye drops for eye allergies reduce undereye circles and puffy eyes?

Not likely : Steroid eye drops, like prednisolone acetate, are not to be used without careful eye physician supervision. Although steroidal anti-inflammatory drops are extremely potent & effective at treating many ocular inflammatory conditions, they are Not routinely used for ocular allergies. Antihistamine eye drops or pills are safer and can be used more often. These may help puffiness/circles but mayB not ...Read more

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Do zaditor (ketotifen) eye drops help with "pink eye"?

Usually not: The zaditor (ketotifen) is an allergy eyedrop and will only be effective if the "pink eye" is due to allergy. If it is due to an infection caused by a bacteria or virus, the zaditor (ketotifen) will have no effect. ...Read more

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Can too much refresh tears eye drops bad for your eyes?

Can too much refresh tears eye drops bad for your eyes?

Depends: The non-preseved form of refresh can be used as often as needed. The preserved form (the type that comes in bottles) should only be used 4 times a day or less. ...Read more

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Are redness eye drops okay for uveitis?

Are redness eye drops okay for uveitis?

No: Uveitis requires prescription medication. "get the red out" over the counter medications will not reduce the inflammation adequately. ...Read more

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Are clear eyes similar to visine eye drops?

Are clear eyes similar to visine eye drops?

Yes: Both brands have different formulations: some are just artificial tears, and some 'get the red out'. The 'red out' ones have vasoconstrictors in them that make the eye look white for a time, but don't address the reason why the eye is red in the first place (e.g., dry eye, allergic eye), and the eye vessels often bounce back to full redness after the drop wears off, especially when used daily. ...Read more

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Why are clear eyes eye drops making my eyes red?

Why are clear eyes eye drops making my eyes red?

Rebound dilation: This is a problem called rebound dilation. Clear eyes and visine contain drugs which constrict the blood vessels in the eye making the eye appear white. This works well if used once in a while. If used chronically, the blood vessels stop responding and stay dilated due to lack of oxygen. This results in redness. Stop using the drops and see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Which eye drops are used for dilating eyes for eye exams?

Which eye drops are used for dilating eyes for eye exams?

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 more

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