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I Was Told I Have Glaucoma And Am Wondering If I Need To Use Eye Drops
I have dry eyes. I already have glasses and i took eye drops for 2 months. Do i just have to go to an actual eye doctor. Idk what to do im tired of it?
Dry eyes: Can have many causes. If OTC eye drops don't help in 2 days, let alone 2months, continued usage will not suddenly begin to help, and may actually do harm. See an Opthalmologist, a specialist eye physician, to discover cause, and to then prescribe the appropriate treatment. You need a comprehensive eye examination. Not a computer link. ...Read more
What to do if I have a stye and my mum got me chloramphenicol eye drops can I use them if I already use the eye drops maxidex (dexamethasone)?
Not effective: Styes are best treated with frequently applications of heat. Eye drops cannot enter the part where the infection lodges so the Maxidex (dexamethasone) and Chloramphenical will do no harm but will not be effective. The heat must be applied for 4-5 minutes at least 5 times per day using a washcloth from the very warm (not hot) water tap. ...Read more
I was told I'm slightly anemic, I also have to get my wisdom teeth pulled, I was wondering if I needed to take precautions for this?
What do you suggest if I am 16 years old and i was wondering if i will go uncorrectable/blind as i get older?
Not sure...: I'm not sure why you would think you are going to blind as you get older. Blindness, thankfully is still a fairly uncommon thing. Did someone tell you something that would lead you to believe your sigh is just going to her worse. Talk to just your ophthalmologist about your specific eye problems and/or concerns and don't otherwise believe everything you hear. ...Read more
If I have lupus, am i still a good candidate for laser eye surgery? I was recently diagnosed with lupus. Before i was diagnosed, i was planning to have laser eye surgery. Will my eye doctor still do the procedure even though I have this?
I was prescribed oloflaxacin eye drops for a corneal tear. If i dont use them what happens to my eye?
Increases infection : The drops are being used prophylacticly to prevent infection, so not using them would increase the risk. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with a pterygium in my right eye. I want to know if it's still safe for me to wear make up?
Yes: Prevention is key remedy. Avoid sun (sunglasses, hat); avoid smoking. Natural rx info: see eyedoc2020.blogspot.com; Other ways to help decrease symptoms: cold artificial tears, nsaid drops, low dose or hi dose steroids (though risk of glaucoma, cataract); surgery is only real way to remove. It is ok to wear make up. Be sure you do not have demodex on lashes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have to have eye surgery. I have chronic uveitis and the meds gave me a catarac. My opthamologist wants to inject my IV with methoprednisolone but i scared because I have pac's and pvc's. Safe?
Chronic uveitis: Depending on cause of underlying uveitis, steroid-sparing oral medications may help prevent need for steroid injections (as there are side effects with steroids, but sometimes, really still needed). See eyedoc2020@blogspot,com for more information & literature references. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if i got a cross eye a while ago, i think because i was rubbing my eye too much, and i wanted to know if glasses or contacts can fix this problem?
Not from rubbing: There are many causes of misaligned eyes, but rubbing them is not one of them. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation of this problem. ...Read more
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
I have diagnosed with AMD and glaucoma. I am taking areds2 and have started latanopost drops . I am scared about my eyesight. Is there any advice.
Regular exams: It is important to have your eyes frequently examined to monitor treatment effect with latanoprost & to check your central & peripheral vision. Im presuming that you are being treated by an Eye MD, who will also carefully advise you on your treatment, & will adjust it accordingly. The best advice is to stay positive & engaged in your treatment. Support groups are available should you need them. ...Read more
My optometrist told that my left eye pressure is 30 mmhg and suspects that I may get glaucoma.when should I worry? What tests do I have to take next?
Eye Care: I'm glad you're being evaluated. Depending on your risk factors, a iop of 30 is suspect for causing the glaucomatous process. Your eye doc will monitor the health of your optic nerves & will perform tests, such as visual field, optic nerve photography, optical coherence tomography, serial tonometty, & gonioscopy. Careful assessment is important so that proper sight preserving therapy can be starte ...Read more
I am afraid whether I should go for lasik surgery or not. Please help. I have -1.5 & -1.25 power in my eyes.?
It's Up to You!: At your age, i would personally go for lasik, but everyone is different. At age 47, i would very much discourage you unless there was serious compelling reason. Intralase lasik eye surgery is safe with excellent results. Search for a reputable doctor that use the intralase and a wavefront guided lasik treatment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I haven't seen an eye doctor in years and I wear contacts should I see one cause I want glasses now?
I have had eye discomfort for several weeks. The opthalmologist gave me restasis and barely looked at myeyes. I asked him about blepharitis but he did not answer.My eyelids burn, I have dandruff on my lashes, and I am losingthem. I have decided to do wash
Get another opinion: Sounds like you may well have blepharitis. Often dry eye and blepharitis co-exist in the same patient and both require treatment to bring full relief. I would recommend a second examination by the same or different eye doctor before trying to self-medicate. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am experiencing dry eyes. Is there hope for me i went tothe free clinic 3 times and i still have eye problem. Should i see an ophthalmologist ?
I sent an earlier question. A resolving stye. My eyes are currently dry and I am wondering if I can use my Blink contact lens rewetting drops?
We can't cross-: reference your previous question. However, an eye doctor or general medical provider may read your question and be able to answer. We are volunteers and so we log on and off as we have time. Probably most providers are working right now - so it might take a while to get an answer. Hang in there. ...Read more
Cant see after putting ointment in eyes for blepharitis. What should I do since I have low vision>worse now?
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