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Best eye drops for bacterial conjunctivitis?

Best eye drops for bacterial conjunctivitis?

None: All conjunctivitis, bacterial and viral, is self-limiting. This means that they will get better without treatment. The symptoms can be treated, and antibiotics may decrease the duration of infection in some cases. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more


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Can pataday eye drops cure pink eye?

Can pataday eye drops cure pink eye?

No: Pataday is an eyedrop to treat allergic conjunctivitis. Pink eye and allergic conjunctivitis can look the same, the main difference is that the allergic version typically itches. If you have "true pink eye" it is a viral infection, and Pataday will not cure that. ...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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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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Ofloxacin eye drops for ear infection?

Ofloxacin eye drops for ear infection?

OK: Can't put non-ophthalmic (/-eye) safe meds into eye, but can put eye-safe meds elsewhere. ...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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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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How is n-acetylcarnosine eye drops in treating eye drops?

How is n-acetylcarnosine eye drops in treating eye drops?

N-acetylcarnosine: N-acetylcarnosine eye drops have been proposed as a treatment to reverse cataracts. Russian investigators have published studies purporting it's effectiveness. Unfortunately, their studies are considered biased and the positive effects reported have not been confirmed by other investigators. ...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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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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What is better for Dry Eyes? Restasis or Lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops?

What is better for Dry Eyes? Restasis or Lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops?

Both are good: Both medicines are excellent. Treatment would be based on the underlying cause of the dry eyes. I tend to use Restasis before using Lotemax, (loteprednol) but each physician has their own algorithm for treatment. ...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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Will fluorometholone eye drops exacerbate conjunctivitis?

Will fluorometholone eye drops exacerbate conjunctivitis?

It can: Steroids can sometimes worsen viral infections. Can combine antibiotics with steroids during treatment. Otherwise should help conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Is tropicamide eye drops for some special eye problem?

Is tropicamide eye drops for some special eye problem?

No, diagnostic: Tropicamide is a dilating eye drop and is not usually used as therapy. If we want a person to keep their eye dilated to treat iritis, or for amblyopia treatment, usually another longer acting eye drop is used. ...Read more

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Which eye drops for welders flash?

Which eye drops for welders flash?

Lubricants: Use thick preservative free lubricating drops, gels or ointments do not use "take the red out" drops rest your eyes with your eyelids closed have a complete eye exam because the back of the eye can also be damaged by "welders flash". ...Read more

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

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

Maybe: In reality "pink eye" can have a lot of causes but usually refers to conjunctivitis. There are different types of conjunctivitis. The most common would be viral, bacterial and allergic. Zaditor (ketotifen) will help most with allergic conjunctivitis usually from seasonal allergies. ...Read more

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Could tetracaine hydrochloide eye drops be used for pink eye?

Could tetracaine hydrochloide eye drops be used for pink eye?

Not usually: there is no antibiotic in the above mixture. It would numb your eye leaving the infection untreated. ...Read more

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Can eye drops treat keratitis?

Can eye drops treat keratitis?

Usually: Keratitis is a partial breakdown of the surface of the cornea. It can be infectious, neurogenic or simply from dryness. If your ophthalmologist has eliminated anything serious or chronic, eye drops can be helpful. ...Read more