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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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