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How Can I Keep My Eyes Moisturized Without Having Eye Drops
It is difficult: Dry eyes can be caused by various factors, and we have few great methods of improving them. The most simple and successful is the use of artificial tears. Additionally, there are medicated eye drops and devices that can allow the tears we make not to drain away from our eyes. The key is to determine and treat the underlying cause of your dry eyes. See an eye doctor to discuss treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am using tobramycin eye drops , but i still can't sleep. My eyes burn when i close my eye lids. What can I use to ease the pain and get some sleep.
Why do my eyes feel heavy after using artificial tears eye drops ... And blurry . And how can I cure it ?
Viscosity issue.: The drops may be too viscous (thick) and you might benefit by the use of a less thick, non-preserved artificial tear product. You may benefit from a full evaluation of your eyes for the underlying reason for the need of tear supplementation. ...Read more
Red eyes: Unfortunately the appropriate drops will be necessary for the specific cause of the red eye, but if you are willing to persist with this condition without treatment that is your choice. The condition could become enough of a problem to require therapy and you will the have to change your thinking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably yes.: Many tear substitute eyedrops are available. If you are sensitive, then look for preservative-free lubricating drops. They cost more but they stay fresh till you use them, and have no irritating preservatives. I would avoid drops that "get the red out". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry eye: my eyes get very dry and red. I can't keep my eyes open for more than 10 seconds. How can I treat this?
How much does having dry eyes increase your risk of keratitis if you also wear contact? My eye doctor told me to be sure to keep my contacts moist with wetting drops to reduce my chances of getting keratitis. I do, but i'm worried i'm still risking my eye
Depending : Depending on the severity of your dry eye, the keratitis can form earlier or later. If you suffer from any form of dry eye, a good option would be to use preservative free artificial tears throughout the day to lubricate your eyes. If keratitis forms you must stop the usage of contact lenses and consult an eye doctor before using your contacts again. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have retinopathy and i've had laser surgery on both eyes. What can I use to soothe my dry eyes?
Tear replacement: The underlying retinopathy with laser treatment occurred at the back of the eye and is independent of the eye dryness. That being a separate issue, can be treated with over the counter tear replacement lubricants (not the kind that say gets the red out) supplemented with ointment at night. Your retinal specialist can assist with this choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have tried prescription eye drops over-the-counter eye drops and my eyes are swollen red itchy, and won't stop watering, what can I do?
Allergic Conj-itis: Allergic conjunctivitis can be very annoying. Use cold ice packs if possible when itching sensation starts to stop cycle of allergy. Cold non preserved artificial tears 4-6x/day as needs. MD can Rx mast cell stabilizer to help as well. Steroids used as last resort. Allergy tests can be done early to ID culprits, immunotherapy also; See http://eyedoc2020.blogspot.com for tiered approach on Rx. ...Read more
My eyes are blurry after swimming and it has been hours i can't get it to go away. I've tried eye drops, rinsing eyes and a cloth what else could i do?
Blurry after swimmin: Chlorine and other chemicals (plus the hypotonic water) from pools will often cause a prolonged blurring of vision. Using goggles is advisable. Artificial tears and time will usually resolve this. Sometimes a 5% nacl solution (muro 128) will help, but it stings. If it lasts more than 24 hours medical care should be sought from an ophthalmologist (infections and other diagnoses are possible). ...Read more
Give it time: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Grab eyelashes: My method is to hold my eyelid open by grabbing a group of my eyelashes . It is probably not the best method but it works for me. ...Read more
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