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Dr. Beth Friedland Dr. Friedland
Ophthalmology
38 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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Any eye drops that really make your eyes look whiter like how the ads say?

Any eye drops that really make your eyes look whiter like how the ads say?

Be careful!: The eye drops that whiten the eyes constrict the small surface blood vessels in the conjunctiva to get the effect. When the f=drops wear off then you get a rebound effect and the eyes will be even redder.

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Dr. Ari Weitzner Dr. Weitzner
Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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My eyes are always red should I get clear eyes eye drops to make them white?

My eyes are always red should I get clear eyes eye drops to make them white?

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.

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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Daily eye drops for whiter eyes?

Daily eye drops for whiter eyes?

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.

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers Dr. Cremers
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Do eye drops make the eyes white?

Do eye drops make the eyes white?

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.

Dr. John Berestka Dr. Berestka
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
27 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What are good ways to make the whites of my eyes whiter without eye drops?

What are good ways to make the whites of my eyes whiter without eye drops?

No easy answer: Unless your eyes are red from inflammation, dryness or allergy, there may be little you can do. You can try fish oil/flaxseed oil to couner the inflammation. Oral antihistamines or avoiding environmental allergens may help.

Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Dr. Arthur Lavin Dr. Lavin
Pediatrics
38 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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How do eye drops help you eyes?

How do eye drops help you eyes?

Depends on problem: There are many types of eye drops. For bacterial infections, antibiotic eye drops kill the germ. For allergies, antihistamine eye drops stop the irritation. And so forth.

Dr. Michael Ehrenhaus Dr. Ehrenhaus
Ophthalmology
19 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Should I use eye drops if my eyes itch?

Should I use eye drops if my eyes itch?

Allergy: There are many good over the counter as well as prescription medication drops for treating allergy symptoms of the eyes.

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Dr. Benjamin Chun Dr. Chun
Ophthalmology
24 years in practice
Dartmouth Medical School
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Is Rohto Ice eye drops bad for your eyes?

Is Rohto Ice eye drops bad for your eyes?

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.

Dr. Benjamin Rubin Dr. Rubin
Ophthalmology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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I got itchi eyes, should I just use eye drops?

I got itchi eyes, should I just use eye drops?

Itchy: If from dry eyes you need to increase lubrication and decrease evaporation. If allergic try to remove possible allergens. Air filters, remove animals, change soaps, detergents, bedding in a step wise manner.

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Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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How do you apply eye drops to your eyes without missing?

How do you apply eye drops to your eyes without missing?

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.

Dr. Federico Mattioli Dr. Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
21 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Which eye drops are used for dilating eyes for eye exams?

Which eye drops are used for dilating eyes for eye exams?

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 dilating

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Dr. Howard Pomeranz Dr. Pomeranz
Ophthalmology
24 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Do you know are eye drops like cleareyes bad for your eyes?

Do you know are eye drops like cleareyes bad for your eyes?

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.

Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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What to do if there's constant dry gritty eyes! Eye drops aren't working!?

See Eye MD: See an ophthalmologist to help you with this problem.

Dr. Mark Suggs Dr. Suggs
Ophthalmology
33 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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What do I do to clear the blurriness in my eyes after using the wrong eye drops?

What do I do to clear the blurriness in my eyes after using the wrong eye drops?

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.

Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Why is it that my eyes look green when I put in my contacts or eye-drops, but usually look quite hazel?

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.

Dr. Rebecca Gliksman Dr. Gliksman
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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I'm seeing black flashes, as if I'm closing my eyes randomly. A couple eye drops made it go away, what was happening?

I'm seeing black flashes, as if I'm closing my eyes randomly. A couple eye drops made it go away, what was happening?

Black flashes: Would follow up with optometrist (as they are more accesible) today. May be dry eyes but could also be retina issue like detachment or autoimmune condition. Follow up today with optometrist.

Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner Dr. Stelzner
Ophthalmology
24 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Using ontears geldrops and aquagic eye drops has slightly increased the pain in my eyes...should I continue or discontinue its use?

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..

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How do you put eye drops in a 3 year old's eyes?

How do you put eye drops in a 3 year old's eyes?

Depends on kid: If they will hold still, put your thumb on the cheek below the eye and pull the skin down creating a shelf with the lower lid. Put the drops on the shelf. If they fight it, use a 2nd person to steady the head while you use the same maneuver.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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How can I remove red in my eyes without eye drops?

How can I remove red in my eyes without eye drops?

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.