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Doctor insights on: Genteal Lubricant Eye Drops

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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

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

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Refresh plus lubricant eye drops expired. Can I still use?

Refresh plus lubricant eye drops expired. Can I still use?

Yes: As long as the bottles were not opened so that sterility is not an issue, then they can be used after the expiration date as there is no medication in these products that can expire or decay. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use alcons tears natural free (lubricant eye drops) on top of my contact lences?

Is it safe to use alcons tears natural free (lubricant eye drops) on top of my contact lences?

Yes: Occasional use of artificial tears is okay with contacts in. Frequent use tends to gum up the contacts; so artificial tears that are designed to be used with contact lenses are better. They are labelled "for use with contact lenses". ...Read more

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How long can lubricant eye drops last?

How long can lubricant eye drops last?

Varies: Some drops are thicker than others and have staying power. It also depends upon the need for drops to begin with. So it could last momentarily for very dry eyes to practically all day if the condition is not too severe. ...Read more

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Could I use alcons tears natural free (lubricant eye drops) on top of my contact lences?

Could I use alcons tears natural free (lubricant eye drops) on top of my contact lences?

Yes: You can use artificial tears with contact lenses. This might help relieve some of the irritation and dryness you get from wearing contact lenses. ...Read more

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Why do lubricant eye drops need to be put into the conjuctival sac and is there any other way they can be administered?

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

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Can lubricant eye drops stop me from having a blepharoplasty?

Can lubricant eye drops stop me from having a blepharoplasty?

Possibly: 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

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It's okay to use alcons tears natural free (lubricant eye drops) on top of my contact lenses right?

It's okay to use alcons tears natural free (lubricant eye drops) on top of my contact lenses right?

Preservative free ok: If you use artificial tears with your soft contact lenses, it is best if they are preservative free so that the preservatives don't leech into the lenses. Alternatively there are many good contact lens friendly lubricating drops on the market. ...Read more

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Are TheraTears lubricant eye drops meant for moderate or severe dry eyes?

Are TheraTears lubricant eye drops meant for moderate or severe dry eyes?

Both: Thera tears are a helpful eye lubricant for any type of dry eyes. They frequently have to be used with other types of dry eye treatment but occasionally work alone. ...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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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?

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

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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?

No: Akwa tears are artificial tears. The expiration date is fine, but if your eyes hurt and are swollen, it is unlikely due to just dry eyes alone. You should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Use Refresh Contacts: While wearing your contacts you should use a drop that is approved to be used with contacts. There are many artificial tears or wetting drops that are approved for use with contacts available. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Floaters: 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

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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?

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?

Go for it: A sleep mask will not disturb the healing of the cornea. Your eyes will be closed under it and the cornea will fix itself with no issues. ...Read more

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When I put in eye drops (lubricant, antihistamine, any kind) eyes "react" and burn, sting, get watery and get red before clearing up. Why?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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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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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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?

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

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My eyes are dry, should I keep using lubricant eye drop?

My eyes are dry, should I keep using lubricant eye drop?

Yes & get checked: Otc lubricating drops are fine to continue using, but if your discomfort continues, you should get checked out by your family doc or an eye dr. Dry eyes can be caused by anything from the weather to medication side-effects to underlying diseases, etc. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure dry eyes beside using lubricant drops?

Is there a way to cure dry eyes beside using lubricant drops?

Dry eye cure: There is no specific cure for dry eye. It is a chronic problem. You can decrease your need for artificial tears by having punctal plugs placed by your eye doctor though and many patients have a significantly decreased need for lubrication drops after this is performed. ...Read more