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Eye Drops To Make Your Eyes Whiter
Naah: You'l get addicted to it and then you'll be forced to take it every day. Do you wear contacts? Some people have whiter eyes than others. Its often not a disease. Eyes feel dry? Try plain lubricating drops.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Eye Drops: Eye drops that contain a vasoconstrictor will close blanch blood vessels and make the eyes look whiter if red. They will not take away any fleshy areas or yellowing of sclera (the white part of the eye). More info at eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com.
What safe and effective eye drops can I use to make my eyes whiter and clear what currently appears as dirt?
Artificial tears: Artificial tears can be used to help with this.
If prolonged use: One of the main ingredients is Tetrahydrozoline HCI (0.05%) which is also found in Visine and other "get the red out" drops. Its a vasoconstrictor (ergo eyes seem to whiten), and occasional use is okay. However prolonged use can cause rebound effect and can make the situation worse.
This is how:: Lean your head back. Pull hard on your lower lid. Look up. Put bottle over eye and squeeze it. Practice makes perfect.
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 dilatingSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye drops: If you use eye drops to get the red out of your eyes, they are OK to use once in a while, but shouldn't be used on a regular basis without having your eyes examined to figure out why they are rec.
See Eye MD: See an ophthalmologist to help you with this problem.
Time and trars: Frequent use of preservative free tear drops (every hour or two for a day) should help if there is not significant damage to the eye. But would be worth a consult with your eye doctor to discuss which "wrong" drop you used or if vision is not better after using the tear drops. Preservative free is the key when looking for a tear drop, in this instance.
Why is it that my eyes look green when I put in my contacts or eye-drops, but usually look quite hazel?
Iris pigmentation: Apparent eye color is the sum of many individual tiny colored areas on the iris. There is the background color (dark brown, light brown, blue or gray) and then pigmented areas within the iris. Because there is more than one color present, your color will seem different in some situations, such as wearing green clothes versus brown or gray.
I'm seeing black flashes, as if I'm closing my eyes randomly. A couple eye drops made it go away, what was happening?
Using ontears geldrops and aquagic eye drops has slightly increased the pain in my eyes...should I continue or discontinue its use?
What is the issue: Do you have eye problem? Dry eye? Tear drops or gel may help with dry eye or on occasion mild allergy. If you are sensitive to chemicals use preservative free tears. If you have other issues like inflammation, infection, conjunctivitis, allergy you will need a different treatment. Pls consult an eye doc. We need to know what is your symptoms, duration of your problem, Contact lens wear etc..
Remove cause: What is causing the redness in your eyes? If you know the inciting agent, remove exposure to the agent. Washing your eyes with cold water may help. If you do not know the cause, you may wish to consult your doctor.
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