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Do visine eye drops contain cortisone?

Do visine eye drops contain cortisone?

No: Cortisone is available over the counter as a topical skin cream not for use in the eyes. Visine comes in various forms with some vasoconstrictors and antiallergic components but no steroids. ...Read more

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Do eye drops contain steroids?

Do  eye drops contain steroids?

Some: Some prescription eye drops do. When in doubt, you can ask your eye doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Are honey eye drops safe?

Are honey eye drops safe?

Yes: Honey has many antibacterial, antiangiogenic properties. As long as never given to an infant, it is generally very safe, even in eye. See: pubmed.Com: curr eye res. 2011 sep;36(9):787-96. ...Read more

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Are corticosteroid eye drops vasoconstrictors?

Are corticosteroid eye drops vasoconstrictors?

No: Corticosteroids are not direct vasoconstrictors. They act by reducing the number and type of inflammatory cells that are present in the eye. It is those cells that release substances that cause the eye to get red, swollen, and itchy. ...Read more

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Can eye drops contains cortisone?

Can eye drops contains cortisone?

Yes: The most common eyedrops with steroids in them contain other steroid types which probably will be more comfortable to administer. You should only take steroid containing eyedrops under the supervision of an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can Vicks vapor humidifier irritate eye?

Can Vicks vapor humidifier irritate eye?

verymild irritation: Nothing to worry about. Best to close your eyes if you are bothered. ...Read more

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Are flarex (fluorometholone) eye drops mild?

Are flarex (fluorometholone) eye drops mild?

Depends: This depends upon what you mean is 'mild'. Flarex (fluorometholone) drops are a steroid less potent than some others. This means its primary effect is not the strongest and it s incidence of side effects is lower than the strong ones. It is a useful drop which your ophthalmologist no doubt has prescribed for good reasons. ...Read more

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Are refresh eye drops bad?

Are refresh eye drops bad?

Refresh Eye Drops: Most eyemds recommend refresh eye drops by name. Any non preserved artificial tear can be used as needed. A preserved artificial tear should not be used more than 4 times per day as the preservative in the tear can irritate the cornea. ...Read more

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R honey and water drops harmful for eyes?

R honey and water drops harmful for eyes?

NO: If correctly mixed it is not harmful. 1 drop of honey to 5 drops of water a 20% honey mix has been shown in some studies to help dry eyes. Multiple non-peer review articles say it helps. I like to see a peer reviewed article. Many of my patients use the 20% honey mix and I have not seen any side effects. But claims of brighter looking eyes or lighter color eyes with honey use is false. ...Read more

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Why do astringent eye drops burn?

Why do astringent eye drops burn?

Astringents burn: I do not recommend astringents (visine, clear eyes, etc) since their chemicals can be very irritating to the eye. In some cases, esp if they burn, they can cause rebound redness. ...Read more

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Glaucoma & pilocarpine eye drops, do the drops help?

Glaucoma & pilocarpine eye drops, do the drops help?

Classic treatment: Pilocarpine was the first anti-glaucoma drop developed and has been in use over 100 years. It constricts the pupil and affects the focus of the eye so it has largely been replaced by effective drops that have fewer side effects. It still is a useful agent in some cases and is still available on prescription. ...Read more

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Can I use antihistamine eye drops if I already use maxidex (dexamethasone) drops?

Can I use antihistamine eye drops if I already use maxidex (dexamethasone) drops?

Ask your doctor: Maxidex (dexamethasone) is a pretty strong steroid so i suspect something important is going on with your eyes. As such, i would not self treat with over the counter medications without the advice and consent of your treating physician. ...Read more