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Dry eye: Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If persistent contact lens intolerance persists, i will typically place bilateral lower lid plus and/or start restasis. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trade-Off: Monovision is the correction of one eye for distance vision, the other for near. Although it allows some people to avoid glasses or contact lenses, it is a trade-off, since the difference between the eyes may disrupt depth perception or cause blurring due to ocular competition. It is wise to try this using contact lenses (reversible) before consenting to a surgical correction (irreversible). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Frequently: Lotemax (loteprednol) is the brand name of a steroid (anti-inflammatory) eyedrop. If the condition for which it was prescribed causes blurry vision, then as the drop improves the condition the blur will improve. Lotemax (loteprednol) will not substitute for eyeglasses or for structural problems lowering the vision. Discuss this with the ophthalmologist who prescribed you the lotemax (loteprednol). ...Read more
My lipid profile cholesterol total 187, LDL 122, HDL 36, ratio cholesterol total/ cholesterol HDL 5.19. Trigliserida 83.Should I take atorvastatin?.
Need more info/data: Before advising, we need more information to determine your risk for a heart attack. Other factors to consider are your age, gender, blood pressure, family health history, whether you've smoked, and your complete history and physical examination. For starters, you should consult your physician about a program to initiate total life style changes. You may need drug therapy too. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All increase tears: The medications you have listed can all help improve tear properies in selected patients and you need to work with your eyemd to see what will work for you. Pataday is an antihistamine that helps mostly itching, but dryness associated with allergies will improve. Azasite is an antibiotic for meibomian dysfunction. Lotemax (loteprednol) quiets inflammation, and Restasis also helps with inflammation and tears. ...Read more
Dr found dry eyes. Gave Systane Ultra (UD). Are these artificial tears? Dr also gave me Hypromellose Gel 0.03%. Why no Restasis or Lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops?
Yes----first level: Systane is brand of artificial tear, and there are many different brands. Artificial tear Gels are artificial tears as well, but thicker. Not every doctor treats the same way. My first line of treatment for dry eyes is artificial tears and warm compresses. If no improvement, I add restasis and other things afterward. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: While plugs increase the retention of your tears by closing off the drainage ducts, they don't affect the underlying inflammatory disease, namely dry eye syndrome. In other words, your dry eye disease may continue to progress with the use of plugs alone. Restasis treats the underlying inflammatory condition, both helping to increase tear production and slow progression of the disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry Eyes & Restatsis: Dry eyes can be very frustrating!there are many therapy options: best to start naturally (warm compresses, diluted baby shampoo scrubs) & move up a "ladder approach." Restasis works but takes weeks & may need steroid drop at same time (to help you tolerate restasis) more info at: http://eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com/2013/04/best-step-ladder-approach-to-dry-eye.Html i hope this helps you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common drop: Xalatan (latanoprost) is a very good and commonly used topical medication for glaucoma. It was the first medication and its class and now comes in generic form. It is used once daily typically at night and can be effective in lowering eye pressure. If being used one will need to continue follow-up care with an eye provider to make sure adequately lowering the eye pressure to the desired target. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer