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Genteal Lubricant Eye Drops
I can't use contact lenses my contact is bothering my right eye about 1 year. I've visited 4 or 5 doctors and they gave me some eyedrops and solution like alergan, genteal, fluocort and chromolyn sodiom and two of them told me to wash my eyelashes with bab
Contact lens: Although your eyes may be dry, hence the drops given you. If you wear your contacts for longer than prescribed there can be protein build up on them causing redness and inability to wear. Contact lenses. Treatment is to not wear contacts for days, change contact lens solution and make of contact lenses. Prescription eye drops, a mild steroid may also help. ...Read more
Yes: Refresh optive is one of the best lubricating eyedrops available. ...Read more
Why do lubricant eye drops need to be put into the conjuctival sac and is there any other way they can be administered?
Yes: It really doesn't matter where you put them, as long as they get in your eye. Most people find putting them in the conjunctival sac easier because you don't "see it coming" and the conjunctiva is less sensitive than the cornea. But you can drop them directly on your eyeball as well. Just be careful not to poke yourself in the eye with the dropper bottle. ...Read more
It depends on how dry your eyes are and whether there are any related changes on your cornea that only an eye doctor with special equipment can observe and document.
You may be able to have an upper and/or lower blepharoplasty but check with your eye doctor first. If you proceed your eyes may become more dry (at least temporarily) and you may need to use eye drops more often and/or add eye gel. ...Read more
It's okay to use alcons tears natural free (lubricant eye drops) on top of my contact lenses right?
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
My "Refresh Plus" lubricant eye drops expired back in 2008. They are preservative-free and the containers are sealed/unopened. Is it safe to use them?
If sealed it is OK: There is nothing in Refresh plus that would decay unless stored in excessive heat. As long as the bottle/ container is undisturbed and the solution within them appears clear, you can use them. ...Read more
My left eye is hurting and it's kind of swollen. Can I use akwa tears renewd lubricant eye drops sterile? But it's says expire 4/13. Cab I still use?
I hv post surgery dry eye condition ft last 4month. I hv gone through lasik 3yr before. I hv used lubricant eye drops also. I m still NT well.
Need Exam: Determining the type of dry eye condition you have will require an ophthalmologic exam. This will allow your ophthalmologist to determine if you have eyelid disease, or which of the three components of your tear film are inadequate. He/she will also be able to determine, based on your medical history any other condition, medicine, or environmental exposure that may be making your condition worse. ...Read more
Does optive lubricant eye drops safe to use as an eye drops while wearing contact lens again after had been healed from a corneal ulcer.
Can you use Lubricant eye drop like Visine tears, dry eye relief as long as you want? Or they are same as decongestant drops? Does lubricant eye drops help clearing allergens?
Artificial tear yes: You can use artificial tear without an active medication for as long and as frequent as you want if it contains no preservative (single-use). If it does contain a preservative (multi-use) then using the drop more than 4 times daily may induce corneal edema. Artificial tear may reduce eye allergy symptoms by rinsing off the allergens and mediator and is not a vascular decongestant. ...Read more
It was small spot often gets opaque when I see. Now it grew a bit larger circle through which I see light greenish images. Rest of the field is normal. Opthalmologist dialated n said it is floater and prescribed some vit. Suppl and a lubricant eye drops.
Eye floaters are those tiny spots, specks, flecks and "cobwebs" that drift aimlessly around in your field of vision. While annoying, ordinary eye floaters and spots are very common and usually aren't cause for alarm.
Most eye floaters and spots are harmless and merely annoying. Many will fade over time and become less bothersome. In most cases, no eye floaters treatment is required. ...Read more
I accidentaly put ocean saline spray in my eyes while I meant to put lubricant eye drops. Is there any harm? I rinced with water when I realized
Fine: It is basically salt water spray, may burn a little, but rinsing was good to do, you should be fine. ...Read more
Can my 5 year old son to receive artificial tears (walgreens brand, lubricant eye drops) for a slight redness on sclera. Recovering from flu..
Artificial tears: No problems. You can use the tears. ...Read more
OD dx me w/mild corneal abrasion. She had me buy OTC eye drops & nighttime eye lubricant. Can I wear a sleep mask @ night as I have trouble sleeping?
When I put in eye drops (lubricant, antihistamine, any kind) eyes "react" and burn, sting, get watery and get red before clearing up. Why?
Can happen: Several eye drops are known to cause stinging or burning in eye when initially applied. This can make you feel that eye seems to be more red. As long as the symptoms go away, I wouldn't worry about it at all. ...Read more
Nose scrunching followed by continuous eye blinking in child (5.5) with wheezing episodes for the past 40 days. Is on genteal eye drop. Is it a concern?
Get eye exam: Nose scrunching and eye blinking may well be signs of allergic rhinitis, but these symptoms can be seen with tic behaviour as well as potentially more serious problems, and since your child is too young to confirm visual changes, it is best to have him evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more
I was given Genteal Gel for Dry Eyes. Told to apply at night before bed. What if I apply it and then get distracted from bed for 2-3 hours. Reapply?
Yes: You cannot over-use this lubricant. Too much is better than too little. ...Read more
I use genteal for dryeyes, is it presenvative free n safe to use for 1month/4x daily? Can I use it while I use contact? Is it contain badthing for eye?
It's good: Genteal is a good one. It is safe to use long term and fine to use with contacts, particularly if you are in a disposable lens. ...Read more
Dry eyes n blepharitis. Seen 2 eye doc. Always give FML, (fluorometholone) lubricants. Sick of frequent eye inflammation, use eye drops daily n clean eyelid. Any cure?
The short answer is: Yes, you can treat the blepharitis with a variety of treatments. The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises a variety of treatments depending upon the etiology (cause) of your blepharitis. This can range from eyelid hygiene with OTC lid scrubs or baby shampoo, to topical and even oral antibiotic treatment. Have your ophthalmologist look at the margins to identify the cause. ...Read more