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Whats lacrilube (artificial tears) for?

Whats lacrilube (artificial tears) for?

Eye lubrication: Lacrilube (artificial tears) is a purified petrolatum which is certified for use on the eye. It is use to lubricate the eye, especially in cases of eye dryness more than the average and is used in hospitals to protect the eyes in situations where the eyes might dry out. It is a brand name, and there are a number of equivalent over the counter products with the same effect. ...Read more

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What are tears naturale (artificial tears) for?

What are tears naturale (artificial tears) for?

Dryness: Tears naturale (artificial tears) is the brand name of a popular eye lubricant. If your problem is only eye dryness and your ophthalmologist has eliminated other causes, then this is an excellent lubricant available over the counter. ...Read more

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Is artificial tears eye drops safe daily?

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Is artificial tears eye drops safe daily?

Artificial tears: Yes they are. I use them myself. ...Read more

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What are hypotears (artificial tears)?

What are hypotears (artificial tears)?

Hypotears (artificial tears): Hypotears: hypo tears lubricant eye drops, sterile, economy size 1 fl oz (30 ml) are lubricant eye drops available at amazon.Com or drugstore.Com and elsewhere. ...Read more

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Are lubricating artificial tears without preservative safe to use?

Are lubricating artificial tears without preservative safe to use?

Yes: Non preserved artificial tears are often recommended for the treatment of dry eyes in individuals who are sensitive to preservatives. There use can be very frequent (every 30' or so) due to low surface irritation side effects. Just as with any eye drop medication, avoid contamination of the dropper tip. Non preserved drops last generally 1 day, & are best refrigerated in between uses to protect. ...Read more

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Can I use hypotears (artificial tears) plus instead of sno tears?

Can I use hypotears (artificial tears) plus instead of sno tears?

Of course: Every company that makes eyedrops, makes a variety of tears. There are some differences but the goal is to supplement natural tears and make the eye more comfortable. If you are treating eye dryness, you can try several different ones and see which makes you feel the best. Hypotears (artificial tears) is a good brand, but there are dozens of others as well. ...Read more

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Can artificial tears make eyes white?

Can artificial tears make eyes white?

ATs lubricate. : If your eyes are red because they are dry, using ats 3 - 4 x day will help. Also, check if you're hydrating adequately... Don't count caffeinated beverages. ...Read more

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Artificial tears safe daily for dry eye syndrome?

Artificial tears safe daily for dry eye syndrome?

Yes: If you use many tear drops every day you may want to consider a preservative free drop. Some people become allergic to the preservative in larger tear drop bottles. If you are using more that a couple of drops a day see your ophthalmologist to determine the type of dry eye disease you have to come up with a customized treatment plan. ...Read more

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Does artifical tears help with blepharitis?

Does artifical tears help with blepharitis?

Yes and No: There is a specific form of blepharitis that results in dry eyes. Artificial tears will symptomatically help with the dry eye component, but does nothing to treat the underlying problem of blepharitis. ...Read more

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Best preservative free artificial tears for people with blepharitis ?

Preservative free: This response is specific for the person and their specific underlying cause or reason for using artificial tears. In my experience the most success is with refresh advanced, retain MGD, refresh celluvisc, md Bion tears. I have had a lot of success with recommending Systane Balance although it has preservatives. Once again it depends on your underlying reason for using artificial tears. ...Read more

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Is systane ultra (ud) the same as artificial tears?

A variant: Systane is a slightly thicker tear replacement which I call syrupy. It will cling to the eye a little longer, providing more lengthy relief than ordinary tear replacements. So commonly it is used less often although in extremely dry eyes the schedule is very frequent. ...Read more

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Does visine tears dry eye relief lubricant eye drops natural tears formula, does it really work?

Does visine tears dry eye relief lubricant eye drops natural tears formula, does it really work?

Yes: Artificial tears are replacement drops for individuals whose tear production may be low or if their tasks result in high evaporative tear loss, such as reading, computer use, windy activities outside to name a few. Many commercially available tear replacement drops are available, and all work satisfactorily. If more severe dry eye problems exist, see an eye md for help. ...Read more

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Can I use OTC artificial tears with tobramycin?

Yes: Yes but usually we recommend putting the drops in 5 minutes apart so they do not wash each other out. ...Read more

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No tears. I tried lacrilube (artificial tears) without success. Next steps?

No tears. I tried  lacrilube (artificial tears) without success. Next steps?

Omega-3 fatty acids: The first priority is to find out the cause( rule out sjogrens disease or lacrimal gland dysfunction) with an easy test. Medication side effects can be a source of dry eyes, so talk to your doctor. Staying well hydrated and increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids, (dha and epa) such as flaxseed oil does help. An ophthalmologist may insert punctal plugs or prescribe Cyclosporine eye drops. ...Read more

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Evaporative dry eyes. Use Genteal gel 2X/day n Tears Naturale (artificial tears) 4-6x. Still not comfy when windy. Is Restasis or plugs a better option? Risks?

Evaporative dry eyes. Use Genteal gel 2X/day n Tears Naturale (artificial tears) 4-6x. Still not comfy when windy. Is Restasis or plugs a better option? Risks?

Time for punctal plu: It appears that you need to go to next step of dry eye treatment. have you tried Restasis? If not I would start with that and also punctal plugs. They can try the collagen plugs first and see if you see improvement and then try the permanent plugs. ...Read more

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Can I use expired refresh tears plus eye drops?

Can I use expired refresh tears plus eye drops?

Depends: It is reasonable to use these drops within one year of expiration. If longer than that, discard. ...Read more

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What are some alternate for artificial tear eye drops ?

What are some alternate for artificial tear eye drops ?

None: Restasis can, in some many cases, reduce the need for artificial tears. Punctal plugs can as well. Discuss these options with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What's the best artificial tears for dry eyes?

Artificial tears: Refresh optive and systane ultra are both good products although there are a lot of good options. ...Read more

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