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What types of pinkeye need tobramycin eye drops?

What types of pinkeye need tobramycin eye drops?

None : Pink eye is viral or bacterial. The screen shot from wills eye manual reveals recommended antibiotics for bacterial conjunctivitis, tobramycin (aminoglycoside) not there. Viral conjuctivitis usually not serious and antibacterials not useful. The antibiotic tobramycin is not the recommended to treat the most common bacteria to infect the eye, strep and staph (gram positive). ...Read more

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What are the risks of using lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops?

What are the risks of using lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops?

There are some.: All steroid drops have an increased risk of cataract formation and glaucoma. Lotemax (loteprednol) is no exception. Short courses of therapy will likely cause no harm. Some inflammatory diseases require longer courses and it can cause side effects. ...Read more

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What's a preservative in eye drops? Why are some eye drops preservative-free?

What's a preservative in eye drops? Why are some eye drops preservative-free?

For single use !: First, some people are bothered by preservatives. However, preservative free are always for use by one person, and should be refrigerated. Seriously, eye drops should not be shared, but those are the two reasons. Finally a third: some eye drops contain medications interfered with by the preservatives. ...Read more

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What are some eye drops for pink eye?

What are some eye drops for pink eye?

Type of pink eye: Bacterial "pink eye": tobrex, gentamucin, polytrim, ciloxan, sulfacetamide. Allergic "pink eye": naphcon, bepreve, pataday, lastacaft (alcaftadine). Chemical "pink eye" tobradex, maxitrol, prednisolone need to find out the correct type of "pink eye". ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of travatan eye drops?

What are some of the side effects of travatan eye drops?

Eye color change: Travatan has a low potential for side effects. Most notable are darkening of the eye (iris) color especially in hazel color eyes and increasing length of the eyelashes. Some may react with irritation or allergy to this medication. Other side effects are really rare. ...Read more

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Are there eye drops that are effective in getting rid of eye redness?

Are there eye drops that are effective in getting rid of eye redness?

Many: Most of the eyedrops to get rid of ordinary eye redness from dryness, fatigue, lengthy time without sleep, etc. Are available in bottles labeled "gets the red out". These are useful for short term needs like prior to a photo. But they are not curative of the cause for the redness and will increase the redness if used chronically. ...Read more

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Are there any consequences of mixing polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) pink eye drops with visene red eye drops?

Are there any consequences of mixing polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) pink eye drops with visene red eye drops?

Probably none: You simply will have diluted the concentration of the active ingredients by the amount of mix that you have made. There is nothing incompatible in these solutions. ...Read more

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Which eye drops are the best at relieving bloodshot eyes?

Which   eye drops are the best at relieving bloodshot eyes?

Bloodshot eyes: Frequent artificial tears, get-the-red-out drops, topical steroid, and other therapies can help with bloodshot eyes. If no improvement, go see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What's the role of naphazoline in eye drops?

What's the role of naphazoline in eye drops?

Vasoconstrictor: Naphazoline is a vasoconstrictor. It's purpose is to constrict the blood vessels on the white part of the eye thereby making the eye less red. While it is effective for short term relief, over use of this drug can actually lead to prolonged redness. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of timolol eye drops?

What are some of the side effects of timolol eye drops?

Heart, lung: Timolol is an effective anti-glaucoma drops. There is some systemic absorption of the agent termed a 'beta-blocking' agent. It can change the heart rhythm usually by capping the rate in exercise and it can increase the chance of asthma in the susceptible. If these symptoms occur, see your ophthalmologist for alternative treatments. ...Read more

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What are the different types of eye refraction corrections?

What are the different types of  eye refraction corrections?

Several: Nearsighted (myopia), farsighted (hyperopia), older age near vision (presbyopia) along with astigmatism (eye is oval) and distortions caused by disease or surgery. ...Read more

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What eye drops are used for glaucoma?

What eye drops are used for glaucoma?

Many types: Eye drops for glaucoma treat the internal elevated pressure by lower it. This can take the form of drops that lower the inflow or that increase the outflow. Drug companies are constantly working to improve the effectiveness, comfort and use of fewer drops to accomplish this goal. ...Read more

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Which eye drops are used for dilating eyes for eye exams?

Which eye drops are used for dilating eyes for eye exams?

Several: There are several. The most common are phenylephrine, tropicamide, and cyclopentolate. The duration of effect varies. Dilation must be done with caution because it could precipitate an attack of high pressures in certain eyes causing permanent damage. Your doctor will look for this risk prior to dilating ...Read more

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What are glaucoma diseases of the eye?

What are glaucoma diseases of the eye?

Over 100 types: There are many types of glaucoma and not all have elevated pressure. Glaucoma is nerve damage in the eye that can cause permanent vision loss. Open angle and narrow angle are the most common types of the disease. Glaucoma is treatable and if found in early stages, vision loss can be prevented. ...Read more

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What are some over-the-counter eye drops like alrex (loteprednol)?

What are some over-the-counter eye drops like alrex (loteprednol)?

None: Alrex (loteprednol) is a steroid. No steroid is available over the counter as you should be following up with an eye doctor when using them. Alrex (loteprednol) is most commonly used for allergies. There are other allergy medications available over the counter (alaway, zaditor) but they do not work the same way as alrex (loteprednol). ...Read more