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How Do You Put Ointment In Eyes Without Contaminating
Cotton swab: I advise patients to gently squeeze a very small amount of the ointment on the tip of a clean cotton swab and then use the swab to apply the ointment to the eyes. This is a little trickier if you are administering the ointment to an infant or small child, but you can still pull the lower eyelid down and away from the eye to avoid poking the eye with the cotton swab. ...Read more
Be gentle.: Today's soft contact lenses are thinner and more apt to break if mishandled. They are manufactured this way to permit more oxygen permeability to the cornea resulting in greater comfort with their use. The lenses really should not be breaking when they are placed in your eye. You are likely being a little rough on them. Ask your eye doctor to reinstruct you on their proper insertion and removal. ...Read more
How long do you have to wait to put on contacts after using visine "red eye" eye drops? Do you wait at all?
No.: For the most part, I do not recommend visine "red eye" drops. If one abuses these drops by using them too frequently, they actually get the "red in" instead of getting the "red out." however, for this particular drop there is no need to wait. If you want to be safe, as a matter of course you can use 10 minutes as a safe guide to how long you should wait after placing any sort of drop in your eye. ...Read more
Yes: Using freshly washed hands (with soap and water, not alcohol-based hand gel), put in your contact lenses normally, then apply your make-up. We recommend hypoallergenic make-up such as almay or clinique. If you continue to have problems, please see your eye doctor and have a great day! ...Read more
Practicemakesperfect: I think most will agree that the thought of putting something on your eyeball is a little strange and hard to wrap your head around initially. With proper instruction and practice though you'll get the hang of it in no time. Be sure your optometrist shows you the right way to put them in and take them out. ...Read more
How do I clean my eyelids? I've been told I have blepharitis and that cleaning my eye lids will help this.
- how does one clean their eyelids?
- which part of the eyelids am i trying to clean?
- how do you clean your eyelids without getting soap in your e
Blepharitis : Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelid margins. This often looks like "dandruff" at the base of the eyelashes when examined with high magnification. Removing this "dandruff" with eyelid scrubs will improve the blepharitis. Using your index finger, you can gently scrub the base of the eyelashes. Commercially-available lid-scrub pads, such as those made by ocusoft, have a mild detergent that cleans well. An alternative is to mix your own detergent with one part baby shampoo diluted with 20 parts water. Once you have scrubbed your eyelids, rinse them well with water. If you get the mild detergent in your eye, it does not sting like soap does. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Put clean care eye solution ina regular contact case and i put them in and my eyes burned. Didn't know i had to use their case. Can i still use them?
If you put it : Through a proper disinfection cycle with the proper case and catalyst. ...Read more
Ophthalmologist prescribed desonide cream .05% to rub on eyelids, (allegeric conjunctivitis)...how do I do that without getting it in the eye?
Wrong question: Conjunctivitis refers to inflammation of the membranes inside the eyelids + around the eyeball. This steroid cream is applied to the skin for dermatitis. Calcineurin inhibitor such as tacrolimus ointment is preferred for eyelids. It is more effective and safer. But conjunctivitis requires medication applied INSIDE the eyelid or on the eyeball. There are different products made for this applicati ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need expert advice. What harm to the preservatives in dry eye drops do to eyes if used too often (6x/day)?
Probably nothing: The serious and dangerous preservatives have been taken off the market for many years. The ones in eyedrops now are mostly benign and will be unlikely to cause allergy or damage. Everyone is different and a few hypersensitive individuals might react to a commonly used drop (although more likely to the medication in the drop if that is what is being used). ...Read more
Burned myself in the kitchen. Don't want to go to dr. Know not to put butter on it. Blisters have opened. Clear drainage. What can I put on it?Y
Patience: All ointments when applied to the eye create as a necessary portion of their effect, a smeary thin layer over the front of the eye through which vision becomes a little disturbed. This will settle down over a 5-15 minute interval and the vision will settle in at its best. Don't apply the medication just before an important visual task (like driving) but hopefully it is treating your problem. ...Read more
Can i add visine for contacts onto my eyes while wearing the contacts or do they need to be removed first ?
Practice: Ensure proper fit -- base curve, diameter, type of lens, practice opening your eyes getting your finger close, then trying to place contacts with a mirror. What do you mean by small -- microcornea? Or lid fissure size? Or axial length. ...Read more
Denture care: You can't sterilize your mouth and you don't have to sterilize dentures. See a dentist to have them professionally cleaned and keep them in a solution of polident or efferdent overnight. Discuss with your own dentist if they need further disinfection or perhaps replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soap: You should wash your hands with soap and water. ...Read more
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