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Should i be concerned if my eye is now swollen, but i used lacrilube (artificial tears) which is a safe eye lubricant over it, should I get it checked out?

Should i be concerned if my eye is now swollen, but i used lacrilube (artificial tears) which is a safe eye lubricant over it, should I get it checked out?

Maybe : Lacrilube (artificial tears) won't do anything for it. Without seeing it, there is no way to know if you need to be concerned. The first rule of health, if your not sure whether you need to be concerned or not, assume you do and get it check out. Better safe than sorry. I suggest you see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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I am suffering from dry eyes (blur vision occurs after 1 sec) since 1 year.I have used artificial tears/ointments but still no affect.What should I do?

I am suffering from dry eyes (blur vision occurs after 1 sec) since 1 year.I have used artificial tears/ointments but still no affect.What should I do?

See ophthamologist: You need to have an eye examination and a test(schirmer) to you eye to evaluate the teat production. This could have several causes and needs care. ...Read more

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It's okay to use eye ointments at night while using artificial tears eye drops for the rest of the day right?

It's okay to use eye ointments at night while using artificial tears eye drops for the rest of the day right?

Yes: This is a very good way to provide moisture to the ocular surface during the sleeping hours. Also stick a misting humidifier in your room during the heating season. ...Read more

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Can you use antibiotic eye ointment on your skin?

Can you use antibiotic eye ointment on your skin?

Yes: If you get a skin lesion you are convinced is due to bacterial infection, and have available an appropriate antibiotic eye ointment, it can be effective on the skin. ...Read more

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I cannot put my antibiotic eye ointment on, what to do?

I cannot put my antibiotic eye ointment on, what to do?

Technique: Looking in a mirror, pull your lower lid outward forming a cup. Place the ointment in that cup. Then pull your lower lid over the front of your eye and close your eyes to spread the ointment. You can also have someone assist you. It gets easier with practice. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if i accidentally used terramycin ophthalmic ointment in my eye?

What to do if i accidentally used terramycin ophthalmic ointment in my eye?

Nothing: Nothing unless you are allergic to it. You can use artificial tears to rinse and lubricate. If the eye becomes swollen or any other systemic side affects appear then see er or doctor immediately. Most likely will cause no harm or do nothing except possibly cause blurred vision until it washes away. ...Read more

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Explain to me lennon sulphacetamide eye ointment hw it treat the eye?

Explain to me lennon sulphacetamide eye ointment hw it treat the eye?

As an Antibiotic: As far as i know lennon sulfacetamide is a branof of sodium sulfacetamide in south africa. This is a bacteriostatic antibiotic. We rarely used it alone. We usually use the blephamide combination which has the sulfacetamide 10% plus 0.125% prednisolone. The combination is very good in controlling meibomian gland inflammation, the sulfacetamide keeps the bacteria controlled. ...Read more

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Hello! i was given chloramphenicol eye ointment for my eyes but on the package it says for external use only?

Hello! i was given chloramphenicol eye ointment for my eyes but on the package it says for external use only?

Not to be ingested: External use means outside to body and not to be ingested.Read the directions by the pharmacist it will say to be used in the eyes. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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