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How to get rid of red eyes from overuse of visine?

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

Visine (Definition)

This is a commercial name for a line of eyedrops which includes those that supplement tears when deficient and those that temporarily get the red out ...Read more


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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?

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

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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of red eyes from long term use of visine?

Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of red eyes from long term use of visine?

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

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Does visine or clear eyes get rid of the redness from pink eye?

Does visine or clear eyes get rid of the redness from pink eye?

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

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How can I get rid of red eyes fast?

How can I get rid of red eyes fast?

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 eyedoc2020@blogspot.com for lid hygiene routine on how to naturally help with redness. If not improvement, may need MD eval to see underlying cause ...Read more

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How to get rid of red eyes caused by allergies?

How to get rid of red eyes caused by allergies?

Allergy testing: You may want to see an allergist for testing. Avoiding the triggers, topical Zaditor (ketotifen) drops, and a complete eye exam by your ophthalmologist area in order... ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of red eyes caused by allergies?

What can I do to get rid of red eyes caused by allergies?

Many things: Avoid the allergiens, use frequent artificial tears, you can try over-the-counter allergy drops like zaditor (ketotifen). Over the counter allergy medications like Allegra also work for this. If these things don't work, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of red eyes?

How can you get rid of red eyes?

Depends on the cause: 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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How to get rid of red eyes quickly?

How to get rid of red eyes quickly?

Depends: First the cause of the red eye need to be diagnosed. The red eye could be secondary to many reasons. Red eye could be from dry eyes, allergy, blepharitis, sun damage, inflammation, infection etc. If its from dry eye or allergy then artificial tears, allergy drops, lid hygiene and omega 3 will help. Other causes will need medical attention. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of red eyes permanently?

How can I get rid of red eyes permanently?

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 eyedoc2020@blogspot.com for lid hygiene routine on how to naturally help with redness. If not improvement, may need MD eval to see underlying cause ...Read more

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How can I get rid of red eyes in one hour?

How can I get rid of red eyes in one hour?

Red eyes: Visine may work. I do not recommend it on a routine basis, but occasional use once every month is fine. ...Read more

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What is the natural way to get rid of red eyes?

What is the natural way to get rid of red eyes?

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. Sometimes, blepharitis is the cause, and eyelid scrubbing with dilute baby shampoo can help. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of red eyes by tomorrow?

Try OTC drops: You can try over-the-counter allergy drops. If this does not help, see your eye doctor. ...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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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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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 caused by smoking and allergies?

How can I get rid of red eyes caused by smoking and allergies?

Eye drops: For allergies, several eye drops are available. Zaditor (also sold as store brands of ketotifen) is available otc. Prescription brands include pataday, Optivar and patanol (olopatadine). For red eyes with irritation vasoconstrictor drops, such as naphcon-a are effective. ...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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