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Eye Drops That Start With Red
Depends: If the issue is only dryness causing eye redness, any over the counter lubricating drop would help (do not use the ones that say 'gets the red out'). These are all compatible with contact lenses. Be sure the redness is not due to allergy, infection or internal eye inflammation. Your ophthalmologist can help if the redness is persistent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it your contact?: You need to be careful what drops you use when wearing soft contacts, generally only preservative free tears or moisture drops specifically formulated for contacts. If your eyes are frequently red in your contacts, though, i wonder if you are having irritation from your solution or your contacts. Are eyes still red when you take a weeklong holiday from your contacts? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I put allergy eye drops in her eye & noticed a red vein with a dark spot at end, in both eyes. In same area. Drops made her eyes burn more.
Type of drop: Without an actual picture, it is hard to tell what the problem is. As for burning- when the eyes are irritated , even plain saline may burn. On the other hand, an antihistamine eye drop called Optivar tends to cause more burning than others. Try refrigerating the eye drop to see if it cuts down the sting. ...Read more
Woke up with eye crusted shut and blood shot, Next day other eye crusting and blood shot. Haze over eye briefly. Eyelid and lower lid swollen. No stye?
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What are some causes of dry eye? Opth. looked and said on the surface eye seems fine. Putting non pres. eye drops every hr. Helps but not enough.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Using Loteprednol etabonate and tobramycin eye drops. There was no inflammation in first week but now feel little inflammation with eye drops.reson?
I have red eye more than 1 week without any help with antibiotic eye drops. What other underlying causes of red eye other than conjunctivitis?
Viral: Majority of pink eyes or conjunctivitis are viral, therefore they have to run their course usually 10-14 days. Antibiotics alone won't make any difference. Antibiotics and mild steroids given under opththalmologists care can decrease the redness. But either way it will there for the full course of it. If only one eye is red then there are many more dx:, iritis, foreign body, to name a couple. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Approx 1 hour after putting in eye drops I briefly shed a tear would this dilute and affect the glaucoma eye drops?
No : The eye drop takes about 5-10 min to be absorbed into the eye. One hour later tears will not dilute it. ...Read more
Reasonable: You can also use dilute baby shampoo (mix 5 parts water to 1 part baby shampoo) to make a gentle cleanser. A hot compress before washing will help loosen any adherent crusting. Danger signs would be decreased vision, pain or significant discharge that reaccumulates after you've washed -- see an eye doctor if these occur or your symptoms continue to persist. ...Read more
Allow ~5 minutes: between drops so they don't wash each other out. Once you place the drop, it's best to keep your eye gently closed so it has a chance to be absorbed. Blinking or squeezing will cause it to drain away quicker. Wait a few minutes and then place the other drops in. I am assuming you mean artificial tears when you say "regular" drops. Good luck ...Read more
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