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How To Get Rid Of Dry Eyes Without 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrong approach: Lubricating drops lubricate the eye, don't fix redness. Redness is nature's way of cleaning up problems in the eye. When something bothers the eye, the vessels on the eye surface expand to carry away the irritant and bring in defense systems to help with the cleanup. Drops to "get the red out" just defeat your natural protective system, but do not fix the underlying problem. Need to fix the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Artificial tears: Redness is a sign of irritation. Dry eye is the most common cause, so try over-the-counter artificial tear drops first. If other things, such as allergies are an issue, than you may need to see the doctor. Try to avoid using 'red-out' drops such as visine on a regular basis. ...Read more
Dry eye: Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Pink eye: Pink eye (conjunctivitis) refers to redness on the white of the eye and the insides of the lids caused by irritation, allergy, infection and others (glaucoma, etc). Irritation or foreign body just needs irrigation of the eye with clean water. Allergy, - antihistamines. Bacterial infection - antibiotics. Viral - antibiotics plus steroid eye drops. Ophthalmologists usually prescribe steroid eye drop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"eye buggers": Assuming its not related to an infectious viral or bacterial conjunctivitis (commonly referred to as pink eye), then this usually represents matter that collects at the eye lid margins. Using a wash cloth and baby shampoo to remove scruff and debris from the eye lashes will help minimize the accumulation of crusty matter. ...Read more
Many things: Red eyes: broken blood vessels, infllammation from chronic allergies, dry eye syndrome, blepharitis (minor infection of the eyelid margin), meibomianitis (blocked ducts on eyelid). In addition, you may have inflammation on the top of the eye, episcleritis or scleritis or in the front to the eye, irtis. You need the right diagnosis to get the treatment to get rid of red eyes. You need an eye exa. ...Read more
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