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How can I get rid of dry eyes?

How can I get rid of dry eyes?

Dry eyes: There is no curative therapy for dry eyes, but the symptoms can be reversed with the appropriate therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dry Eyes (Definition)

Dry eyes eyes are not adequately lubricated. May be due to insufficient quality ...Read more


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Could i get rid of dry eyes permenently?

Could i get rid of dry eyes permenently?

Dry eyes: Typically cannot be cured. However, they can be managed effectively with a variety of different eye drops. Sometimes, your symptoms may be caused by other eye issues. If they are treated, then your symptoms may go away permanently. ...Read more

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Are dry eyes something that can be cured? I have read on how to maintain symptoms of dry eyes but not how to get rid of them completely.

Are dry eyes something that can be cured? I have read on how to maintain  symptoms of dry eyes but not how to get rid of them completely.

Not usually: Dry eyes can be caused by some medications and can be irritated by quite a few things (e.g. smoke, sunlight, air travel). So if you have one of those situations, address accordingly. often, however, it is an intrinsic problem. If you wear contact lenses, Then you need to be extra careful. Some people believe that taking Omega-3/6 fatty acid supplements may help. There are also many lubricants OTC. ...Read more

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Would theratears supplement get rid of my blurry vision cause of dry eyes ?

Would theratears supplement get rid of my blurry vision cause of dry eyes ?

It can help: Theratears™ nutrition supplements can help you with your dry eye symptoms, together with additional artificial tears daily. Warm compresses and lid hygiene with diluted baby shampoo to cleanse the eyelid margins will be of additional benefit. Humidify your living environment air is beneficial. ...Read more

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Can I use artificial tears like tears naturale II eyedrops (from alcon) everyday to prevent dry eyes. I'm an it engineer & i always use computer.

Can I use artificial tears like tears naturale II eyedrops (from alcon) everyday to prevent dry eyes. I'm an it engineer & i always use computer.

Dry eye: Tears naturale (artificial tears) is safe for the eyes. They can be used every 1 to 2 hours for dry eye, if needed. Remember to take frequent breaks when using the computer for long periods of time. Alternate choices include systane and theratears. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been having really dry eyes for 2 years now. Thatsee a doctor so i could get some special eye drops?

Dry eyes: Often respond to regular dosing of artificial tears. If you are having persistent symptoms, then you should see your ophthalmologist to make sure there is nothing else contributing to your symptoms. Also, he/she will be able to prescribe other types of drops or other medications to help. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of red eyes without eye drops?

Is there a way to get rid of red eyes without eye drops?

Depends on the sorce: There are several common reasons peoples eyes get red. The most common is likely blepharoconjuctivitus. This is a chronic condition with infection in the glands that line the eyelid (meibomian glands). Other reasons include allergy, infection, thyroid problems and others. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of red eyes without using eye drops?

How can I get rid of red eyes without using eye drops?

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 more

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Will rewetting eye drops get rid of red eyes?

Will rewetting eye drops get rid of red eyes?

Hard to say: It all depends on cause of redness. If just dry eye i would use otc systane ultra or optive refresh artificial tears. See your eye doc if redness persists. ...Read more

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What kind of eye drops are safe to use with contacts to get rid of red eyes?

What kind of eye drops are safe to use with contacts to get rid of red eyes?

Contacts / red eyes: First you need to be sure that there is no contact lens related problem causing the redness, like overwear of lenses, old lenses with protein deposits, poor fit, lens solution irritation. Also, more serious problems like corneal ulcers cause redness. If the redness is purely from allergy or redness, artificial tears otc can help, and will not hurt the contact lenses. Avoid "get-the-red out" drops. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of bloodshot eyes without visine or eye drops?

Blood shot eyes: Injected eyes may be caused by many different conditions which may include eye infections, systemic infections, eye allergy and intra-cranial infections. Therefore the presence of eye redness doen not warrant the use of visine or other drops to mask the symptoms. ...Read more

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Which type of eye drops can you use with contacts to get rid of red eyes?

Which type of eye drops can you use with contacts to get rid of red eyes?

Have it evaluated: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Used relief eye drops at least twice. Anything else i can do to get rid of red eyes?

Used relief eye drops at least twice. Anything else i can do to get rid of red eyes?

Treat the cause: There are many causes of red eyes. I recommend against using drops advertised to "get the red out." such drops only mask symptoms, and you can become dependent on them. You should see an ophthalmologist to identify the actual cause of the red eyes, so it can be appropriately treated. ...Read more

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How could i get rid of red eyes besides eye drops after i smoke weed?

How could i get rid of red eyes besides eye drops after i smoke weed?

INTERESTING DILEMMA: This is an interesting question. The obvious is to not smoke. Eye drops or cool water or a cool wash cloth. Have no other ideas other than abstaining. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use eye drops for dry eyes when your wearing contacts?

Is it ok to use eye drops for dry eyes when your wearing contacts?

Contacts: Yes. It is ok to use eye drops for dry eye when wearing contact lenses. If you are concerned about it, there are specific drops available over-the-counter specifically made of contact lens patients. ...Read more

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Do eye drops help get rid of cataracts?

Do eye drops help get rid of cataracts?

No: Although some products advertise this, it has never been proven. Cataracts need to be treated surgically. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my pink eye very fast without eye drops?

How can I get rid of my pink eye very fast without eye drops?

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

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Is it possible for me to get rid of redness on my face with eye drops?

Is it possible for me to get rid of redness on my face with eye drops?

No: What you are describing is rosacea. There are good treatments for this. Talk to a dermatologist for more information. ...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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I have dry eyes with a low tear break up time and low schrimers score. What can I do besides eye drops and omega3s? Would punctal plugs help?

Dry eyes!: Dry eyes is a very complex issue! low schirmer and tbut, in a 31 year old is a concern. There are many items to consider such as a rheumatologic work up. As far as treatment, it may be best to gt started with Restasis or Lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops.... But you need to see an ophthalmologist that is very comfortable treating dry eyes (not dismissive of it). ...Read more

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Would similasan eye drops actually get rid of conjunctivitis caused by an allergin?

Would similasan eye drops actually get rid of conjunctivitis caused by an allergin?

Similasan: Google the above or speak with your ophthalmologist for best answer ...Read more

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Fast way to help dry eyes with out eye drops?

Fast way to help dry eyes with out eye drops?

Punctal plugs: If there is no inflammation on the surface of the eye and no allergies, punctal plugs may be a solution. Theses are small devices that are placed in the lids to slow the drainage of tears keeping the eyes better lubricated. See your eye doctor to see if they are right for you. ...Read more

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Was getting pain in eyes from eye drops for dry eyes and I have stopped taking them for 2 days but I am still getting pain, could it be something else?

Was getting pain in eyes from eye drops for dry eyes and I have stopped taking them for 2 days but I am still getting pain, could it be something else?

Not sure: It's difficult to determine what is causing your pain without a complete eye exam and knowing what eye drops you were taking. Pain in the eyes can be caused from many things so it is important that you get an eye exam to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for dry eyes other than eye drops?

Is there a cure for dry eyes other than eye drops?

Yes: There are punctal occlusion and latisse (bimatoprost). Talk to your ophthalmologist about these options. ...Read more

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Long term usage of eye drops for dry eyes causes harm?

Long term usage of eye drops for dry eyes causes harm?

Not usually: can be helpful if you do a lot of computer work that involves a lot of staring. The eyes don't blink as often. Thus, dry eye syndrome is common with people spending a significant amount of time on the computer each day. ...Read more

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Need docs answers! what eye drops are good to cure dry eyes?

Need docs answers! what eye drops are good to cure dry eyes?

Dry eyes: There is no cure for dry eyes. They can be treated effectively with a variety of different artificial tears. It's important to have your eyes evaluated by an ophthalmologist to determine if there is another cause for your symptoms besides dry eyes. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Dry Eye Syndrome (Definition)

Dry eye that occurs when tears aren't able ...Read more