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Eye Drops That Start With Red
My spouse's eyes often develop redness. It comes back as soon eye drops are stopped. It is for last ³? 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
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
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
Yes: In general, over the counter drops to "reduce redness" should not be used. Try some preservative free artificial teardrops. ...Read more
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
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
I got pink eye on march 3rd but it has reduced in redness with some pentrexyl &eye drops but I woke up today there was crusting around it again?
See Physician: Pink eye may require antibiotics usually drops. Sine pink eye can be transferred eye to eye and is contagious, I recommend you seek medical attention. Less likely, there are other eye diseases that can look like pink eye and again can be diagnosed by an eye doctor. Good luck ...Read more
Cataract procedure after 3weeks of eye drops, all ok. But 3days after, redness appeared, he gave fluormesolone for another 3 wks.it was gone exceptNow?
Possibly: If your symptoms persist, you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Currently on eye drops for pink eye. It went away but now I have redness just on the outside and inner corner. Still taking the eye drops?
Many: Most of the eyedrops to get rid of ordinary eye redness from dryness, fatigue, lengthy time without sleep, etc. Are available in bottles labeled "gets the red out". These are useful for short term needs like prior to a photo. But they are not curative of the cause for the redness and will increase the redness if used chronically. ...Read more
How do I reverse redness in both eyes from eye drop over use, caused by months of using naphcon an eye drops?
Stop the Naphcon A:
Excessive use of eye drops containing preservatives can cause a condition called "medicamentosa". Treatment involves stopping the offending eyedrop and switching to an artificial tear that does not contain preservatives. The labeling should state: "preservative free".
Since many serious eye problems can cause redness you should contact a local eye doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
I just used bloodshot eye drops to take away the redness however, now there's a stinging pain and it slighltly took the redness away.
Dry eye: This suggests you have a dry eye syndrome and using the appropriate drops...starting with arificial tears and advancing, should be effective. Use drops as often as needed You will get no benefit by keeping them in the container. ...Read more
Wrong approach: Lubricating drops lubricate the eye, don't fix redness. Redness is nature's way of cleaning up problems in the eye. When something bothers the eye, the vessels on the eye surface expand to carry away the irritant and bring in defense systems to help with the cleanup. Drops to "get the red out" just defeat your natural protective system, but do not fix the underlying problem. Need to fix the cause. ...Read more
Anti-allergic: This is an anti-histamine which has some degree of effectiveness (it used to be a prescription only item). It will help with burning and itching that is of allergic origin. Any redness removed will be due to the anti-allergic effectiveness. ...Read more
I need a diy or home remedy substitute for eye drops. My right eye feels like there's an eyelash stick but there's nothing but redness. Help please!
Use OTC drops: It's not a good idea to make up your own eye drops as a substitute for commercially prepared drops. In the past, soft contact lens wearers used to prepare their own saline solutions with salt tablets. They had a higher risk of developing bad eye infections because of having no preservatives in the drops to prevent contamination. You can rinse your eye out with tap water if needed. ...Read more
My 5 year old started swimming lessons 2 days ago. Her eyes are red given her eye drops but hasn't gone away what can I give to clear the redness. Also, at the nursery school she's been playing in the sand pit?
Mgt: I would suggest rinsing her eyes gently with eye saline available over the counter. If there is any pain, please see a physician right away. ...Read more
What's the side effects for using "redness relief" eye drops? I wear colored contact lens every day 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
After 30 min of flying, I get dry, bloodshot eyes. Don't wear contact lenses on flight. I use refresh dry eye drops but the redness stays. Any ideas?
Dry air: Most airline cabins are pressurized to feel as if they're about 8000 feet in altitude. As such, the air is very, very dry. Keep using your drops, and consider closing your eyes (maybe using a sleep mask) and sleeping while you listen to some music. There is a moistening ointment, I believe, which might last longer than the drops while you're flying. ...Read more
Been on Tobramycin drops x 4 days for a corneal abrasion — are there any OTC eye drops I can also use for the redness?
I have a slight eye inflammation and redness and the doctor prescribed me blephamide eye drops. Is it supposed to slightly burn when I use them?
Not unusual: When the eye is inflamed, drops will often cause burning and stinging. If the medication was prescribed by an eye doctor, I would continue to use it as directed. ...Read more
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