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How To Get Rid Of Red Eyes From Overuse Of Visine
Stop the visine: Visine in its most common form says on the label something like "gets the red out:". While true, it is temporary and the drop is drying and leads to a quick hyperdilation of the blood vessels and more red. Leading to reuse of the drop and eventually red much of the time. Use only visine in the blue boxes or some other lubricating/tear replacement drop for your eye dryness. Dont use gets red out. ...Read more
My eyes are really bloodshot and I think I have rebound redness. I was using visine allergy drops to get rid of the red in my eye now I'm redder. help?
Just wait : This will go away, but DO NOT use the Visine drops to make it go away faster - that will only perpetuate the problem. If the redness is severe and you don't want to wait for it to resolve, your doctor or your ophthalmologist can prescribe a short course of steroid drops to help. See an allergist to help find better ways of controlling your eye symptoms than using the decongestant drops. ...Read more
Stop the visine: The most common form of this eyedrops, "gets the red out", will constrict eye surface vessels which indeed whitens the eye. The problem is the eye hyperreacts and the red returns. You get in a cycle of drop application, and redness. Do not use this type of drop. Instead use drops which say eye lubrication or tear replacement. These are gentle and do not create this cycle. ...Read more
Perhaps, but beware!: Visine or clear eyes are otc eye drops sold for red or itchy eyes. These medications work primarily by vasoconstriction of the inflamed blood vessels of the outer layer of the eye--common to eye allergies or irritation. However, these are not useful for red eyes due to infection. It is best to consult with your eye doctor to select the best treatment for you. An eye antibiotic may prove better. ...Read more
Get rid of red eyes: Fastest way is not always the best way. Visine or Phenylephrine work fast but can cause rebound redness if underlying cause is not addressed. Cold compresses, cold non-preserved artificial tears can work for allergy related redness; also Ketorolac. See firstname.lastname@example.org for lid hygiene routine on how to naturally help with redness. If not improvement, may need MD eval to see underlying cause ...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
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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