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Can blepharitis make contacts uncomfortable?

Can blepharitis make contacts uncomfortable?

Moderately: Blepharitis, an inflammation of the lids similar to scalp dandruff, leads to shedding of debris into the eye and some release of inflammatory mediators - the combination of which can lead to irritations of the eye and a less comfortable experience with contacts. Your ophthalmologist can suggest treatment to calm down the blepharitis and then your contact wear will be improved. ...Read more

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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

A highly contangious condition in which the eyeball and ...Read more


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How can you tell the difference between viral pink eye, bacterial pink eye, and allergies?

How can you tell the difference between viral pink eye, bacterial pink eye, and allergies?

Some differences: Generally viral pink eye typically produces redness, watery eyes and doesn't need treatment except for herpes. Bacterial pink eye causes redness & purulent discharge (puss), often "matting the lids/lashes together" in the AM or after a long nap -- needs antibiotic drops. Allergies almost always involve both eyes with redness, some watering, & can be quite itchy. Consult doc if you have it. ...Read more

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Is it pink eye, conjunctivitis or blepharitis?

Is it pink eye, conjunctivitis or blepharitis?

Conjunctivitis: " pink eye" generally is considered an infection of the eye causing inflammation of the lining or conjunctiva. Hence conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Do allergy eye drops make the pupil larger?

Do allergy eye drops make the pupil larger?

Should Not: They should not cause pupil dilation unless you are using a vasoconstricting agent (visine) when the drug wears off it can cause pupil dilation. ...Read more

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Do eye drops make the eyes white?

Do eye drops make the eyes white?

Eye Drops: Eye drops that contain a vasoconstrictor will close blanch blood vessels and make the eyes look whiter if red. They will not take away any fleshy areas or yellowing of sclera (the white part of the eye). More info at eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com. ...Read more

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Why do contact lens wearers get more eye infections?

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Why do contact lens wearers get more eye infections?

Contacts: When a contact lens is worn, the eye is not getting as much ocygen. This low oxygen state is a perfect incubator for certain bacteria, such as pseudomonas. The bacteria grow close to the eye and are much more likely to penetrate the eye and hence, cause infection. Do not sleep in your contact lenses, since this makes infection even more likely. ...Read more

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Best eye drops for bacterial conjunctivitis?

Best eye drops for bacterial conjunctivitis?

None: All conjunctivitis, bacterial and viral, is self-limiting. This means that they will get better without treatment. The symptoms can be treated, and antibiotics may decrease the duration of infection in some cases. ...Read more

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Can new eye glasses make your eyes feel dry?

Can new eye glasses make your eyes feel dry?

Usually not: If your eyes feel dry then that usually means a problem with the surface of the tear film and not the glasses. Have yourself tested for dry eye syndrome. ...Read more

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Could glaucoma eyedrops make your eyes red?

Could glaucoma eyedrops make your eyes red?

Yes, definitely: The most commonly used class of glaucoma eye drops called prostaglandins can cause red eyes. It is is most often a cosmetic problem, and many times will clear up after a month of use. You can also develop an allergy to a glaucoma eye drop, also leading to red eyes. Lastly, the preservatives in eye drops, if used over extended periods, can lead to dry eyes, and also, red eyes. See you eye MD. ...Read more

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Does wearing contacts usually make your eye bloodshot?

Does wearing contacts usually make your eye bloodshot?

No: If your eyes are red with contact lens wear there is a problem. Stop contact lens wear and switch to your glasses and see your eye doctor for help. Cheers! ...Read more

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What is better for bacterial conjunctivitis -- zylet or tobra with dexamethasone?

What is better for bacterial conjunctivitis -- zylet or tobra with dexamethasone?

Equivalent: These are combination drops with tobramycin, an effective antibiotic, combined with either Dexamethasone or Lotemax (loteprednol) - both effective topical anti-inflammatory steroids. Any condition for which one is useful, will be handled by the other. The makers of Lotemax (loteprednol) claim a lower incidence of pressure elevation, but these drops are for short term use and pressure is not likely to be a problem. ...Read more

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Can zaditor (ketotifen) eye drop make eyes more sensitive and effect sinuses, i..E make you nasally, etc?

Yes and no: Zaditor (ketotifen) is a topical antihistamine drop. Antihistamines stop itching but also causes drying which wiuld make eyes more sedative. Use artificial tear drops along with radiator besides making eyes feel better it will also help the allergies by flushing the allergens out of your eyes, .My guess is the nasalness is fron your allergies.Allergie can also effect the sinuses. You could also see an allergis. ...Read more

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What things make blepharitis more likely?

What things make blepharitis more likely?

Heat, age, hygiene: Blepharitis gets worse when its hotter, as people age and as people fail to keep their eyelids clean. Regular lid hygiene (instructed by your doctor) with occaisional topical antibiotics controls it. Bad cases and patients with rosacea (see your doctor for this diagnosis) are often given systemic antibiotics (pills you take by mouth) in addition to topical. Its never cured-its controlled! ...Read more

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Could eye stye make you lose vision?

Could eye stye make you lose vision?

No: Styes are in the lids, can be uncomfortable and unsightly but do not affect the vision except for the minor issue of excess tearing as the eye attempts to ward off the effects of the stye. Permanent vision loss would be extraordinarily rare and probably indicates something other than the stye. ...Read more

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My eyes keep crying. Can bacterial conjunctivitis develop into allergic conjunctivitis?

Not really: but you may have developed irritation or hypersensitivity to the medications that were used to treat your bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Can you get conjunctivitis (pink eye) more than once?

Can you get conjunctivitis (pink eye) more than once?

Pink Eye: Yes. Of course. There are numerous viruses and other infectious bugs. ...Read more

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Can eye make up worsen your eye sight?

Can eye make up worsen your eye sight?

Eye make up: Usually not unless you are getting a reaction to it and stopping the use will correct this. ...Read more

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Is there a way that I can make my conjunctivitis less noticeable?

Preferably not: The redness that you are experiencing is your eye's way of letting you know that something is wrong. Hiding the redness with eye drops will not treat the underlying condition, and may cause worsening redness and irritation in the long run. You would best be served by having an eye doctor evaluate and treat the cause of the redness. ...Read more

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