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Is It Normal For Moisturizing Eye Drops To Cause Blurry Eyes
Depends: Moisturizing drops supplement the natural tears and can thicken the tear film which can blur the vision. Some drops have thicker formulations or gel, and can do this more frequently and with greater length of time. So it is normal and usually will go away in a few moments with a number of blinks. ...Read more
Is it bad if moisturizing eye drops to cause extremely blurred vision for about 20 minutes after I use them?
Left eye=blurry, glassy, dry, reddish, + mild stinging for three weeks. Wearing contacts makes it worse, but moisturizing eye drops help. What to do?
You definitely need: To see your/an ophthalmologist. I would recommend that you don't wear your contact lenses until you have that exam and are cleared to do so by that doctor. ...Read more
It is difficult: Dry eyes can be caused by various factors, and we have few great methods of improving them. The most simple and successful is the use of artificial tears. Additionally, there are medicated eye drops and devices that can allow the tears we make not to drain away from our eyes. The key is to determine and treat the underlying cause of your dry eyes. See an eye doctor to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I have a left eye that waters constantly. It has been recommended that I try moisturizing eye drops. That does not seem to help. I have had a probe?
Two etiologies for: Watery eyes. Surface disease or dry eye. The second is a blocked tear drainage system, yes a probe would help a blockage. ...Read more
My left eye has been tearing for about 2 weeks following a week long migraine with eye twitching. The tearing has now started in my right eye. I've tried eye drops, moisturizing and allergy, with out success. Any ideas what could be causing this?
Blocked tear ducts?: If you also have a stuffy nose, the cause can be due to blocked tear ducts. See an opthalmologist if you do not have a stuffy nose. ...Read more
Best eye drop: Systane and refresh are both excellent brands but the preferred particular product depends on each individual's needs and preferences. ...Read more
I'm 43. Alot of wrinkles around my eyes especially after I shower. I need to use moisturizer. I lost weight. Can this be the cause and what can I do?
Wrinkle care: Wrinkles can appear due to aging, exposure to the elements etc or become more apparent with weight loss. See your local plastic surgeon and s/he will be able to advise you as to the best way of treating/managing your wrinkles. ...Read more
Moisturizer in my eyes when using it on my face. Eyes are blood shot, blurry, puffy feeling. Need to see eye doc? I have pic but it won't let me link.
Flush eyes: Flush your eyes with sterile room temperature water. If the symptoms don't seem better by the next day see a physician. ...Read more
My eye doctor told me to use zylet 4 times a day every hours. But the eye drops caused me to have a allergic reaction and blurry swollen eyes?
Stop and see eye MD: Zylet is a steroid and antibiotic drop. Side effects include burning, stinging, hypersensitivity or allergy. Blurry vision a rare side effect, this could be due to allergy or corneal changes but could also be due to an increase in eye pressure (from the steroid). You should inform your doctor, stop the drop ; have an eye exam to check your eye pressure. Try using artificial tears in the meantime. ...Read more
Why does my vision go from clear to blurry? Already went to the eye doctor and she said it's cause of dry eye but I put eye drops and it won't go away
My vision is blurry after getting over conjunctivitis -- is this normal? Its been 15 days and even sometimes I am using eye drops. Doctor gave me Zylopred antibiotic
Not normal: Call your physician for a referral to a board certified ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Possibly: Dark circles are increased pigmentation often from cycles of swelling, from rubbing or allergies, and from and increased concentration of skin due to looseness of the skin in that area. The ambi product or the fading version may slowly help to reduce pigmentation and even the skin tone, but remember the lid skin is very sensitive and prone to allergic dermatitis, which would worsen the circles ...Read more
No problem: Eye cream is formulated so that it will not sting to much it if gets into the eye but it contains the same type of ingredients as facial moisturizers. So you can substiute the cheaper facial moisturizer for this purpose with no risk to the eyes and generally good effects. ...Read more
Red, dry, cracking, flakey skin around & on eyes. Itches & burns. Tried moisturizer & eye serum. 3+ months now. What can I do to help it?
See an Allergist: The description is suspicious for allergic contact dermatitis (although hard to be sure without examining the eyes or rash). If the eye is spared, then this is most commonly caused by a preservative, plant extract, or fragrance used in cosmetics or hygiene product, or via transfer of allergen from hands when rubbing the eye (sensitivity to nail treatment for example). Patch testing can help ...Read more
Dermatologists: are serums a good hydrating moisturizer, or are creams better? Looking for an intense moisturizer for eye area.
Creams.: Creams are always more hydrating than lotions which are more hydrating typically than serums. A great intensive over-the-counter moisturizer is cerave cream. For a good eye repair product which is intensely moisturizing, try skinmedica eye repair. ...Read more
Whenever I put moisturizer on my face (i avoid eye area) my eye irritates. I don't want to leave my favorite moisturizer. Now what to do? Suggest pls.
Try a new bottle: Try a new bottle- this one may have something foreign in it. If that doesn't work, you may have developed a sensitivity and need to switch. ...Read more
Not really: These drops are vaso-constrictors that constrict the blood vessels on the surface of the eye. They should only be used for a short time. Long term usage can cause rebound vaso-congestion which results in worsening redness in the eyes when the drop is not used. Using it more than a few times a day for a few weeks is likely too long. Artifical tears are better for a lubricant. ...Read more
I only use cleanser and sunblock. Sometimes I wear makeup but not the other skincare like eye cream and moisturizer. Will that accelerate aging?
Exfoliants: Both of those will help preserve skin quality. You will also benefit from exfoliating your skin and keeping it moist. ...Read more
When differin (adapalene) gel 0.1% starts peeling skin (mostly below eye contour level on face), do I stop using & stick to only neostrata oil free moisturizer?
Moisturizer I used until 6 weeks pregnant had retinyl palmitate; eye makeup used until 16 weeks had it. Worried about too much vitamin a.
Depends: Eye drops can be used to control redness, but depending on the type of drop, they can initially cause redness. If you are treating red eyes with a vasoconstrictor (visine (r)), it can eventually cause more redness. Some medicated drops for glaucoma or infections can irritate the eyes. Please see an eye doctor to evaluate the drop you are using as well as the condition you are trying to treat. ...Read more
For some reason almost every time I blink my eyes they get blurry but it's usually corrected if I blink again. Eye drops don't help either. What is it?
Anxiety: Do not pay too much attention, u have no medical problem, may use otc optic artificial drops for soothing ...Read more
Yep: Plenty of drops burn a little.Get a more detailed answer ›
Xalatan (latanoprost): It is not unusual, and may stop with time. If it continues to be a problem you may need a change in drops. ...Read more
Dryness: Normal tears have wetting agents and oils which help lubricate the surface of the eye. Too many eyedrops can wash these away and cause some minor surface irritation. Drops labeled "gets the red out" are especially drying and should only be used sparingly. ...Read more
Possibly: Take a break from the drops and if the symptoms persist, see an eye specialist. ...Read more
Not usually: Can be helpful if you do a lot of computer work that involves a lot of staring. The eyes don't blink as often. Thus, dry eye syndrome is common with people spending a significant amount of time on the computer each day. ...Read more
Please may I know what causes dry eyes. I noticed patches in my eyes and heard to use lubricating eye drops. Is this okay?
Many things.: Dry eyes can be secondary to diseases like arthritis, and many related conditions, age, drugs, like antihistamines and birth control medications. Difficult to say what you describe as "patches" is, but the could be pinguecula, normal deposits of fat on the conjunctiva, nasal side or ear side. These are nothing to be concerned about. If red, painful or enlarging, see an eye doctor. ...Read more
I had irritation for three months is it normal, used most eye drops but no luck and specially if sweat get in to my eyes its again get red and ichey?
Why do my eyes feel heavy after using artificial tears eye drops. .. And blurry. And how can I cure it?
The drops may be too viscous (thick) and you might benefit by the use of a less thick, non-preserved artificial tear product.
You may benefit from a full evaluation of your eyes for the underlying reason for the need of tear supplementation. ...Read more
Had conjunctivitis, on my last day of chloramphenicol eye drops. Today I've woken up and my eyes are burning and gone pink again. What could cause it?
Allergy?: One possibility is that you are allergic to one of the components in the eye drop itself. ...Read more
My eyes are watery anytime air blows on it, they itch a lot and become red. All these began after I started using the Xalatan (latanoprost) eye drops. Is it normal?
No: Can be from Xalatan (latanoprost) drops.Get a more detailed answer ›
Artificial tears: I would use artificial tears frequently, every 1-2 hours, avoiding generic brands that contain BAK which can be toxic. Also take omega 3 fatty acids (3000 - 4000 mgm per day and drink plenty of water. Also, you may try punctual plugs or Restasis. Most dry eyes after LASIK are temporary so your prognosis should be good. ...Read more
Lumigan: No, Lumigan can actually make dark circles under eyes worse. Lumigan can cause pigmentation of the skin and atrophy of the fat around the eye (which can make dark circles more prominent). ...Read more
How do I reverse redness in both eyes from eye drop over use, caused by months of using naphcon a eye drops?
Stop the Naphcon A:
Excessive use of eye drops containing preservatives can cause a condition called "medicamentosa". Treatment involves stopping the offending eyedrop and switching to an artificial tear that does not contain preservatives. The labeling should state: "preservative free".
Since many serious eye problems can cause redness you should contact a local eye doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
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