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Irritated Sensitive Eyes
Switched contact solution now my eyes are irritated , red and light sensative? Is this because of a change in solution? How do I help heal ?
Discovered xlear, which is amazing. Looking for similar success w/ eyedrops to treat sensitive, irritated, red, tired, allergic eyes. Recommendation?
Many options: There are many good eye drops available. It depends which symptoms you aim to treat. Artificial tears (refresh, systane, genteal, optive) help to lubricate and refresh dry, red, irritated eyes. Patanol (olopatadine) or Pataday eye drops can treat red, itchy allergic eyes. Acular or ketorolac eye drops can help treat red, irritated, painful eyes. You should see an eye doctor to decide on the best drop for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My eye has been irritating since thursday and today as i woke, it was swollen and hurts and extremely sensitive to light. I also wear contacts. ?
See MD immediately: Be sure not to wear contacts, and see ophthalmologist immediately.Cornea must be evaluated! ...Read more
it depends on which: Lens: contact lens: you can become sensitive. And would need the assistance of a contact lens specialist. Native lens: only if there was trauma, then the body can become sensitive to the lens particles. You are too young for senescent cataracts, but artificial intraocular lenses are biologically inert and the body is not sensitive to them. ...Read more
Light sensitivity: People can vary widely in their sensitivity to light. Fair skinned, blue-eyed people tend to be more sensitive, as a general rule. Wearing sunglasses is usually sufficient to ease the symptoms. If your symptoms are severe, though, i would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist to evaluate your eye health. ...Read more
Photophobia: ... is the medical term for light sensitivity. It can vary greatly in severity and have multiple causes. Lighter colored eyes are more sensitive to the light in general. Inflammation inside the eye that involves the iris causes pain when the pupil constricts. Surface scratches or irritation can cause pain when light hits the eye. Best to see an eye MD to determine the actual cause. Good Luck. ...Read more
Eye irritation: Frequent causes of ocular irritation are tear deficiency, allergies, and eyelid inflammation. If your eyes feel dry, scratchy trial artificial tears. If they fee itchy, trial antihistamine eye drops, and if your eyelids are sore with mattering, try warm water compresses and eyelid cleansing with baby shampoo 2 times/day for 1-2 weeks. If no improvement with any of the above, see an Eye MD. ...Read more
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