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Is Kohl Ok To Use In The Eyes
Not sure: Kohl has been used since ancient times, still widely used in india and some parts of asia. Ingredients vary widely, but i'd say there might be a risk if there is lead (by grinding galena (lead sulfide), but really depends on the ingredients used to make kohl. ...Read more
I wear contacts..i had pinkeye i removed them as soon as my eyes were irritated and cleaned them in hydrogenperoxide (cleanclear) r contact ok to use?
Break from contacts: It is always a good idea to take a break from contact lenses until your eyes feel normal again. Also, if there is any associated iritation/redness/infection during the time you were wearing the lenses, it is a good idea to start with a new pair and replace the case. If any decrease in vision/pain/persistent redness then get an eye exam to make sure its not an ulcer ...Read more
Not really: Major repositioning of the eyes is nearly impossible. The eyes are set within the orbits or eye sockets, and repositioning would require major reconstructive orbital surgery. However cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and surrounding tissues can somewhat change the appearance of the position of the eyes. Orbital surgery, when indicated, say for graves' disease, can relieve proptosis or bulging. ...Read more
Contact solution: Contact lens solution is made for contact lenses and not for dry eye. It is therefore not optimal to treat dry eye with this solution. Try using artificial tears, ointment at night, warm compresses, and fish oil supplements. If no improvement, see an eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Other treatments: Artificial tears aren't really a cure anyways. Start off with warm compresses, minimum 15 continuous min, using a beanie bag. There are other ways to help dry eyes as well, like omega-3, doxycycline, punctal plugs, ointments. Best to let your ophthalmologists guide your treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exam, then tears: First step is to establish what is causing the discomfort. See an ophthalmologist for a thorough eye exam to determine the reason for the pain. In many cases, the use of over-the-counter drops called artificial tears, can be soothing to "sore" or "hurting" eyes. Examples of some good drops are systane, refresh optive, hypotears, genteal, soothe, among many others. ...Read more
Try refresh drops: Otc refresh or natural tears can be helpful for dry, irritated eyes. It is possible you have some allergic conjunctivitis--try some visine allergy eye drops. Better is seeing doc for evaluation to find out why you are having such symptoms and thus more appropriate treatment can be prescribed for you. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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