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Ocular Rosacea Diet
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Optician diagnosed allergy: sodium cromoglicate for stinging prickly eyes.Worried as forgot to mention facial rosacea. Ocular rosacea or allergy?
Dry eyes: Dry eyes and blepharitis are certainly related. The rest of the symptoms are generally unrelated. If you have known diabetes and known diabetic retinopathy, new floaters could mean a bleed in the eye. See an ophthalmologist who will be able to check for these conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely : Steroid eye drops, like prednisolone acetate, are not to be used without careful eye physician supervision. Although steroidal anti-inflammatory drops are extremely potent & effective at treating many ocular inflammatory conditions, they are Not routinely used for ocular allergies. Antihistamine eye drops or pills are safer and can be used more often. These may help puffiness/circles but mayB not ...Read more
Good lid hygiene: The most common and yet effective treatment for blepharitis is daily lid scrubs followed by hot compresses. Some people will add a small amount of baby shampoo but often is not necessary. Ocular surface disease can be from different causes: dry eye, meibomian gland dysfunction, poor lid/globe relationship, blepharitis, etc. Each will require different treatment. ...Read more
Medication for cystic acne & saeborrheic dermatitis causing severe migraines.Using isotretinoin, minocycline as HCl BP & desloratadine. Drug reaction?
Stop meds, check eye: If you are having headaches, i would stop the Minocycline and isotretinoin. When given together there is an increased risk of a rare side effect, pseudotumor cerebri. I would have my eyes checked and if no evidence of pseudotumor, restart either the Minocin (minocycline) or isotretinoin, but not both. Migraines can also worsen with Isotretinoin and not affect the eyes, but it definitely needs to be ruled out. ...Read more
Want to take supplement for vision health. Areds2? Have floaters, dry eye & ocular migraine. Take Carlson finest fish oil daily +multi vitamin.
Good diet: If your diet is deficient in green and red veggies, 10 mg of lutein and 2 mg of zea xanthine is good. The AREDS2 formulation is good for preventing intermediate dry macular degeneration from progressing to the wet form. You don't need it if you don't already have macular degeneration. Omega 3 is good for dry eye and depression. Multivits are worthless if you have a reasonable diet. Best wishes. ...Read more
Dry eyes n blepharitis. Seen 2 eye doc. Always give FML, (fluorometholone) lubricants. Sick of frequent eye inflammation, use eye drops daily n clean eyelid. Any cure?
The short answer is: yes, you can treat the blepharitis with a variety of treatments. The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises a variety of treatments depending upon the etiology (cause) of your blepharitis. This can range from eyelid hygiene with OTC lid scrubs or baby shampoo, to topical and even oral antibiotic treatment. Have your ophthalmologist look at the margins to identify the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can taking antioxidant, taurine, hyaluonic acid, omega 3 cure my eye floaters, having floaters past 1 year, eye normal checked by retina specialist.
Steroid eye drops: Flarex (fluorometholone) is a mild topical eye steroid, used primarily to treat inflammatory conditions such as iritis. As with all topical steroids, it can cause blurred vision after several doses, and if used long enough (typically months or longer), can lead to cataract formation. Elevated eye pressure from chronic steroid use can also cause permanent vision loss. See your eye doctor immediately. ...Read more
Are sulfacetamide sodium and prednisolone sodium phosphate ophthalmic solution eye drops good for treating bacterial pink eye in adults?
Are products with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, cholesterol and niacinamide generally helpful for oily, sensitive facial skin Dx seborrheic dermatitis?
No: These are very useful for DRY skin and eczema. Seborrheic dermatitis will respond to an azole cream such as ketoconazole, clotrimazole, or miconazole. Topical steroids are very effective but on the face calcineurin inhibitors are preferred. Washing with a dandruff shampoo, typically in a shower, can be very beneficial. Some meds and vitamins aggravate it. ...Read more
Would zioptan have same side effects as travatan? Use travatan and have red eye, start of eye color change, dark skin & loss of fat in orbital sulcus.
Same family of drops: Zioptan is. Preservative free, it should not cause the redness you see with travatan. Redness is most prevalent with travatan than any other of the drops of the same family. Sounds like the preservative free drops are your best bet. They all cause eyelash growth and iris color changes. ...Read more
Dust?: Dust or another allergen could be introduced into one eye under unusual circumstances and cause symptoms in one eye. Make up introduced into one eye is also possible causing a contact reaction. Contact lens solution could be the culprit if you use a contact lens in one eye only. You may have infectious conjunctivitis and not allergic conjunctivitis. An antibiotic may be needed. See your md. ...Read more
Directly No: Facial swelling can only be indirectly linked to "diabetes' if there is an diabetes related causes for fluid retention for exp. Diabetes related kidney disease. Another might be hypothyroidism related to thyroid autoimunity. .A few patients can be particularly salt senitive and retain facial fluid that recedes after assumption of the upright position. Liver and heart issues can do so. ...Read more
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