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Doctor insights on: Is It Normal For Moisturizing Eye Drops To Cause Blurry Eyes

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Would it be unusual or concerning for moisturizing eye drops to cause blurry vision?

Would it be unusual or concerning for moisturizing eye drops to cause blurry vision?

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

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Is it bad if moisturizing eye drops to cause extremely blurred vision for about 20 minutes after I use them?

Is it bad if moisturizing eye drops to cause extremely blurred vision for about 20 minutes after I use them?

Yes: Some of the thicker artificial tears can blur the vision, so you might try several different products to find the one that works best for you. ...Read more

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Left eye=blurry, glassy, dry, reddish, + mild stinging for three weeks. Wearing contacts makes it worse, but moisturizing eye drops help. What to do?

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

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How can I keep my eyes moisturized without having eye drops?

How can I keep my eyes moisturized without having eye drops?

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

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Help, eyes dry, so what is the best moisturizer eye drop?

Help, eyes dry, so what is the best moisturizer eye drop?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can ambi daily moisturizer help with dark circles under the eyes?

Can ambi daily moisturizer help with dark circles under the eyes?

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

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Is it ok if I use a mild face moisturizer under my eyes instead of an eye cream?

Is it ok if I use a mild face moisturizer under my eyes instead of an eye cream?

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

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Whenever I use any kind of moisturizer on my face (i avoid eye area) my eyes (specially right eye) irritates. What is this? Is there any kind of remedy?

You may need a: Hypo-allergenic skin cream. You may be allergic to something in yours. Please do not use creams that contain alcohol because that drys the skin. Peace and good health. Your doc can help. ...Read more

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Red, dry, cracking, flakey skin around & on eyes. Itches & burns. Tried moisturizer & eye serum. 3+ months now. What can I do to help it?

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

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Dermatologists: are serums a good hydrating moisturizer, or are creams better? Looking for an intense moisturizer for eye area.

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

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Can naphcon be used as an eye lubricant or moisturizer?

Can naphcon be used as an eye lubricant or moisturizer?

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

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I only use cleanser and sunblock. Sometimes I wear makeup but not the other skincare like eye cream and moisturizer. Will that accelerate aging?

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

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When I put eye drops, my eyes become even more red! Is this normal?

When I put eye drops, my eyes become even more red! Is this normal?

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

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When I use xlatan eye drops I feel burning my eyes. Is that normal?

When I use xlatan eye drops I feel burning my eyes. Is that normal?

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

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When I use xlatan eye drops, it burns my eyes when the drops go in. Is that normal?

When I use xlatan eye drops, it burns my eyes when the drops go in. Is that normal?

Xalatan (latanoprost) eye pain: Yes. Xalatan (latanoprost) is a prostaglandin analog...In other words the substance we try to eliminate when we take ibuprofen. However, of that class of medicine, it typically stings the least. Try refrigerating. Otherwise, it gets better with time. ...Read more

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Can the usage of too much eye drops, cause something to my eyes? Even if the liquid is sterile?

Can the usage of too much eye drops, cause something to my eyes? Even if the liquid is sterile?

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

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Long term usage of eye drops for dry eyes causes harm?

Long term usage of eye drops for dry eyes causes harm?

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

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Please may I know what causes dry eyes. I noticed patches in my eyes and heard to use lubricating eye drops. Is this okay?

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

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Why do my eyes feel heavy after using artificial tears eye drops. .. And blurry. And how can I cure it?

Why do my eyes feel heavy after using artificial tears eye drops. .. And blurry. And how can I cure it?

Viscosity issue.: 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

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What is the best eye drops/cure for dry eyes cause by LASIK?

What is the best eye drops/cure for dry eyes cause by LASIK?

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

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Does taking lumigan eye drops cause dark circles under eyes?

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

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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