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What are the best eye drops for redness?

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? Years. Kindly advice.

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

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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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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 teardrops. ...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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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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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?

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

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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?

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?

Inflamation: Sounds like you had inflammation of the eye, the FML (fluorometholone) drops are steroids to calm the inflammation. Sounds like you needed a bit longer than most to calm your eye. As long as you are seeing well, no pain or redness it is most likely fine! ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get rid of redness on my face with eye drops?

Is it possible for me to get rid of redness on my face with eye drops?

No: What you are describing is rosacea. There are good treatments for this. Talk to a dermatologist for more information. ...Read more

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Do you think I should I stop using maxidex (dexamethasone) eye drops if it's causing redness?

Do you think I should I stop using maxidex (dexamethasone) eye drops if it's causing redness?

See Ophthalmologist: Maxidex (dexamethasone) and other eye medications should be used for a short period in most cases. Steroid containing eye drops can lead to glaucoma and infection if not used properly. See your Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See eye doctor: Sometimes once the virus clears, the immune system still fights and you may need to see an eye doctor to look for infiltrates that may require steroid drops to clear. ...Read more

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Are there eye drops that are effective in getting rid of eye redness?

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

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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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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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How do I reverse redness in both eyes from eye drop over use, caused by months of using naphcon an eye drops?

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

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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.

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

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How do I get rid of eye redness with lubricating eye drops?

How do I get rid of eye redness with lubricating eye drops?

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

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Does oxymetazoline eye drops help with burning, itchy eyes, or only to remove redness?

Does oxymetazoline eye drops help with burning, itchy eyes, or only to remove redness?

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

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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!

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

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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

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

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Are artificial tears, eye drops the best product to reduce redness caused by old age?

Are artificial tears, eye drops the best product to reduce redness caused by old age?

Depends: Red eyes in the elderly may have many causes : they include dry eyes, allergies and other more serious problems like glaucoma and iritis. See an opthamologist to make the right diagnosis and star the correct treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Been on Tobramycin drops x 4 days for a corneal abrasion — are there any OTC eye drops I can also use for the redness?

Been on Tobramycin drops x 4 days for a corneal abrasion — are there any OTC eye drops I can also use for the redness?

Abrasion: Your abrasions should be healed by now I would think. You could have red eyes from the tobramycin. See your ophthalmologist ...Read more

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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?

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