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

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 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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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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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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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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Could similasan dry eye relief drops also work for irritated red pink eye?

Could similasan dry eye relief drops also work for irritated red pink eye?

Pink eye: If red pink eye is due to a virus, artificial tears will help relieve symptoms of irritation and should do no harm (non preserved are best as can use every hr if need; preserved no more than 4x/d); but they do not cure virus: needs to run its course 2 wks; see eyeMD if need stronger meds for relief & for rapid antigen test to see if is a virus. ...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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Can eye drops help blood shot eyes?

Can eye drops help blood shot eyes?

Yes: Drops with vasoconstrictors such as visine can take the red out temporarily, so using them once for photos or something is ok, but don't use them regularly or you can get rebound redness when stopping them. Best to treat the cause however. ...Read more

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What OTC eye drops help with red eyes?

What OTC eye drops help with 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

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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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Can Similasan Redness & Itchy Eye Relief help the discomfort & symptoms of conjunctivitis?

Can Similasan Redness & Itchy Eye Relief help the discomfort & symptoms of conjunctivitis?

NO: This is an herbal preparation and I suggest a video consultation or direct examination of the affected eyes. ...Read more

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Does lotemax (loteprednol) steroid drops improve blurry vision?

Does lotemax (loteprednol) steroid drops improve blurry vision?

Frequently: Lotemax (loteprednol) is the brand name of a steroid (anti-inflammatory) eyedrop. If the condition for which it was prescribed causes blurry vision, then as the drop improves the condition the blur will improve. Lotemax (loteprednol) will not substitute for eyeglasses or for structural problems lowering the vision. Discuss this with the ophthalmologist who prescribed you the lotemax (loteprednol). ...Read more

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Will rewetting eye drops get rid of red eyes?

Will rewetting eye drops get rid of red eyes?

Hard to say: It all depends on cause of redness. If just dry eye i would use otc systane ultra or optive refresh artificial tears. See your eye doc if redness persists. ...Read more

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Which eye drops prevent glaucoma pain?

Which eye drops prevent glaucoma pain?

Glaucoma not painful: If you have glaucoma, and have pain, then the cause is something else than the glaucoma. The only painful glaucoma comes from acute angle closure glaucoma or advanced hemorrhagic glaucoma. The most common glaucomas are painless. If you have pain, discuss this with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Which eye drops prevent glaucoma pain?

Which eye drops prevent glaucoma pain?

See Ophthalmologist: Glaucoma is pressure in your eye above a normal level and can permanently damage your vision. It is usually not painful (chronic open angle glaucoma) but can be with closed angle glaucoma. See an Ophthalmologist for an exam to diagnose and treat correctly. ...Read more

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Can similasan dry eye reliefdrops also work for irritated red pink eye?

Can similasan dry eye reliefdrops also work for irritated red pink eye?

Comforting: Similasan is a tear replacement with no therapeutic qualities. It is generally used for eye dryness, and may provide comfort when pink eye is present. It will not alter the course of the self limited infection of the lining of the eye. No harm will come from its use. ...Read more

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Is it a better idea to use eye drops for contacts or eye drops for red eye relief?

Is it a better idea to use eye drops for contacts or eye drops for red eye relief?

Neither: It is better to see your eye doctor and determine what the problem is so that you will know the correct solution. ...Read more

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If i use Clear Eyes redness relief eye drops, can i put my contacts back in after putting the drops in?

If i use Clear Eyes redness relief eye drops, can i put my contacts back in after putting the drops in?

Not a good idea: The drops that are entitled "gets the red out" are drying. Your best bet is to abandon these and use lubricating or tear replacement drops. These will enhance the tear pool which is a good support for your contact lenses. Use gets the red out drops only for those infrequent times when you might do something like having a picture taken. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take redness relief eye drops when you have pink eye?

Is it safe to take redness relief eye drops when you have pink eye?

Bad idea: These drops will only mask the infection and can result in rebound redness with prolonged use. Use chilled artificial tears in addition to any other drop deemed necessary by your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the side effects for using "redness relief" eye drops? I wear colored contact lens everyday and my eyes becomes very red and there are many red blood silk...I bought a "redness relief" eye drops. When I use it, the red blood silk disappear for a wh

First : First you need your eye doctor to see why you are getting red--is it the lens fit, allergies, or dryness? Treating the correct issue will solve the problem rather than hiding it with get the red out drops which simply cause rebound redness a few hours after use. ...Read more

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I think I have overdose my dry eyes with overt the counter "redness relief" eye drop and now they are worse red. Wht must i do?

I think I have overdose my dry eyes with overt the counter "redness relief" eye drop and now they are worse red. Wht must i do?

Stop them: Use plain artificial tears instead. Visine and clear eyes contain vasoconstrictors that make your eyes less red by constricting the blood vessels. They are not good for you. They are physically addictive. Now, your eyes must go through a withdrawal period. Treat the underlying cause, and wait for your eyes to get better. See an eye md to see if there is more than dryness. ...Read more

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Used relief eye drops at least twice. Anything else i can do to get rid of red eyes?

Used relief eye drops at least twice. Anything else i can do to get rid of red eyes?

Treat the cause: There are many causes of red eyes. I recommend against using drops advertised to "get the red out." such drops only mask symptoms, and you can become dependent on them. You should see an ophthalmologist to identify the actual cause of the red eyes, so it can be appropriately treated. ...Read more

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Can clear eyes (maximum redness relief) be used even with contact lenses on?

Can clear eyes (maximum redness relief) be used even with contact lenses on?

No: No medication eye drops should be used with the contact on because they act like a sponge absorbing the medication. I also discourage the use of any "get the red out" drops as they may lead to chronic redness. A simple artificial tear is better. ...Read more

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Could clear eyes (maximum redness relief) be used if wearing contact lenses?

Could clear eyes (maximum redness relief) be used if wearing contact lenses?

No: The only drops that can be used with contact lenses in place are rewetting drops for contact lens use. If you have red eyes, you should not wear your contacts anyway until the redness is resolved. ...Read more

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Could I use my clear eyes redness relief with contacts on?

No: You should not use any medicated eye drops with contacts in your eyes. Wait five minutes before putting in contacts after you have instilled eye drops. ...Read more

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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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What about using eye drops for facial redness ?

What about using eye drops for facial redness ?

Not good idea: The redness on your face may or may not be related to your eye condition, so it will not work on the face. Eyedrops are intended for The eye area only because it is made fo the specific pH needed. If the redness on your face is rosacea, or something else, it's best treated by taking tablets, capsules over using facial gel or cream, not eyedrops. Can check oculoplastics division of U.of Cairo Eye Department ...Read more

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Do doctors know of eye drops for redness that are safe for use with contacts?

Do doctors know of eye drops for redness that are safe for use with contacts?

No: "get the red out" eye drops for occasional use, but not with contacts in. Instead use rewetting drops designed for use with contact lenses. They are available in most pharmacies. ...Read more

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Could the original murine eye drops reduce redness as well as the ones advertised to do so?

Yes: In general, over the counter drops to "reduce redness" should not be used. Try some preservative free artificial tear drops. ...Read more

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What are the best eye drops for redness?

What is causing red?: What is the source of the redness? You may need antibiotic, steroids, glaucoma drops, or lubricant. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What's your opinion the best eye drops are for clearing up redness?

What's your opinion the best eye drops are for clearing up redness?

Artificial tears: Artificial tears are your best choice for redness. If this does not work, then you need to see an ophthalmologist to determine why you have redness. ...Read more

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My spouse's eyes often develop redness. It comes back as soon eye drops are stopped. It is for last ³ ⁴ years. Kindly advice .

My spouse's eyes often develop redness.  It comes back as soon eye drops are stopped. It is for last ³ ⁴ years. Kindly advice .

Depends on the drop: I would caution against using "get the red out" eyedrops. Those will often work initially by constricting the blood vessels but not treating the primary problem. They become less effective and more addictive as time goes on. There is nothing wrong with regular artificial tears as a treatment. She may need to continue those or consider an alternative like Restasis or punctal plugs. ...Read more

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What to do if I have redness, can visine eye drops work?

What to do if I have redness, can visine eye drops work?

Briefly: Visine drops, of the 'gets the red out' kind, will diminish the red of the eyes but the redness will return fairly quickly. So it is better to use the other type, eye lubricating drops which will help the eye heal and get rid of the redness in a more healthful way. If persistent and especially if the vision is changing, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is the best eye drops or lubricants used to ease redness in the eye caused by a pterygium?

What is the best eye drops or lubricants used to ease redness in the eye caused by a pterygium?

Artificial tears: Over the counter artificial tears are recommended by ophthalmologists. Several good brands are available, not limited to systane, bausch and lomb, and theratears. You can try their overnight dry eye treatments, too. ...Read more

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