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Ophthalmic Eye Drops List
It depends: It depends on what eye drop you are talking about. The only drops that significantly lower pressure are glaucoma drops...That is drops made to treat the high eye pressure associated with glaucoma. There are several types of glaucoma drops but all will lower eye pressure significantly. There are some differences between these drops including side effects so be sure to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Please explain the best way to use eye drops for glaucoma. Leave eyes shut for 2 minutes putting drop in eye?
Can see videos: Online. But best way is whatever gets a single drop into the eye (cul-de-sac or lid lake without touching the bottle to the lid or contaminating tip) without missing the eye either, followed by keeping the eye closed or covering the tear duct for a minute or two to keep the medicine from exiting the lacrimal tear drain. Use the medicine regularly and at correct intervals within reason. ...Read more
Approx 1 hour after putting in eye drops I briefly shed a tear would this dilute and affect the glaucoma eye drops?
No: The eye drop takes about 5-10 min to be absorbed into the eye. One hour later tears will not dilute it. ...Read more
After I take off my contacts, my left eye tends to be painful. I put in eye drops, but it still hurts. It stops hurting once I put contacts in again.
Ill fitting lens: This sounds like either a lense fitting poorly or a dry eye. You probably should contact the supplier of the lens (an ophthalmologist I hope) who can sort this out and eventually you might damage the front of your eye. ...Read more
What causes sensation of something in eye for month? When open eye feels for moment like stuck but no discharge. Eye drops & ophalmologist no help.
Eye Sensation: Did you get a LipiScan or Lipiview done? LIkely you have lost some meibomian gland function & this is the cause of your symptoms (& explains why an eyeMD cannot see anything abnormal under the microscope). Please get these scans done asap. Consult with us for more help. [email protected] Com for more info on Lipiview. ...Read more
For single use!: First, some people are bothered by preservatives. However, preservative free are always for use by one person, and should be refrigerated. Seriously, eye drops should not be shared, but those are the two reasons. Finally a third: some eye drops contain medications interfered with by the preservatives. ...Read more
Anticholinergic: Dilating eye drops, commonly Tropicamide & cyclopentolate, act by blocking muscarinic receptors in the iris sphincter muscle thereby blocking cholinergic input which causes the pupil to dilate. This effect is termed Anticholinergic, and the effect that makes the pupil smaller (miotic) is termed Cholinergic. There is also an effect on accommodation which is why dilation affects your near focus. ...Read more
I hate having to put in eye drops. Is there an alternate solution to lubricate my eyes permanently?
Yes: There is nothing I am aware of that is a permanent fix for dry eyes. It depends on the severity of your condition. The next alternative is the use of punctal plugs. There is nothing majic about it. However it decreases the drainage rate of your natural tears and helps your eyes stay moist. It may improve your condition. ...Read more
Vasoconstrictor: Naphazoline is a vasoconstrictor. It's purpose is to constrict the blood vessels on the white part of the eye thereby making the eye less red. While it is effective for short term relief, over use of this drug can actually lead to prolonged redness. ...Read more
Take them out: And call your eye doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi doctors, can you tell me what is in the eye drops used to dilate your eyes in eye examinations?
Can I take moxeza (moxifloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) eye drops if im allergic to pennicillion?
Yes: There is no cross-hypersensitivity reaction between these two classes of antibiotics. Always remember, however, that if you have a propensity to develop allergies to one drug you may also do this with others. Be careful. ...Read more
The inside corner of my left eye burns. I put in eye drops to lubricate and it burns more. What could it be?
See Opthalmologist: Causes of burning in the inside corner of eye could be related to allergies, infections (including viral, bacterial) and trauma/scratch. I assume you used OTC eye lubricant drops. If burning continues, see your MD or Opthalmologist to check for infection or corneal abrasion. Is there sense of foreign body in that part of eye? Any vision disturbance? Any discharge? Any bumps? See Opthalmologist ...Read more
Can you tell me about the ingredient in eye drops that could cause an allergic reaction (thoat closing over)?
Can you tell me what is the ingredient in eye drops that could cause an allergic reaction (thoat closing over)?
I’ve got pink eye and have been putting in eye drops for four days now. It is getting worse what can I take to help with the swelling?
Try a different med: Typically you should be seeing an improvement by four days of treatment. If it is continuing to worsen go back to the prescribing physician for consideration of different eye drops. Controlling the swelling is secondary to treating the infection appropriately. ...Read more
Yes: If you're having trouble because the drops burn or hurt, you should contact your doc. They may be able to replace it a less irritation drop. If you physically can't put the drops in, have someone do it for you. Or lay on your bed and drop it in the corner of your eye and then open your eyes. Either way, let you doc know. ...Read more
Depends: If you have been placed on these eye medications, it is possible that there is a surface problem on your eye for which wearing contact lenses might be harmful or dangerous. Clear this with your treating ophthalmologist (you are seeing a real doctor - an eye md or ophthalmologist/ rather than an optometrist for these type of drugs)? ...Read more
Exactly...: As many as your doctor tells you to. Don't mess with eyes. If your doctor tells you to use a certain treatment for a certain number of days.....Then do it. ...Read more
My son has allergy in eye for which he is recommended Fucidin eye drops. He doesn't have conjunctivitis. Are these drops safe for my 16 month old?
Can I use Inmox (Moxifloxacin Ophthalmic Solution) eye drops for Ear ache? I have got strong earache.
Eye drops for ears: Have you been diagnosed with outer ear infections (otitis externa) or have tubes surgically placed into your ear drum for chronic middle ear infection? These are the only reason why you would be putting antibiotic drops in your ears. If not, then stop and see an ENT right away. The drops treat topical infection of what they touch. They cannot penetrate the ear drum to treat a middle ear infection. ...Read more
Tobramycin ophthalmic solution eye drops, is it safe to use while breastfeeding? And also is it safe for ten month old baby to use?
Yes, and yes: It is a prescription medicine, so don't use it unless prescribed, best wishes ...Read more
I got conjunctivitis (not severe, just beginning), how long would it be until the redness goes away on trimethoprim polymyxin B ophthalmic eye drops.?
When I put in eye drops (lubricant, antihistamine, any kind) eyes "react" and burn, sting, get watery and get red before clearing up. Why?
Can happen: Several eye drops are known to cause stinging or burning in eye when initially applied. This can make you feel that eye seems to be more red. As long as the symptoms go away, I wouldn't worry about it at all. ...Read more
Can I put alcon maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) ophthalmic suspension eye drops in the fridge? . .
Yes: But these do not require refrigeration.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is Bausch + Lomb Zirgan (ganciclovir ophthalmic gel) eye drops usually used to treat Shingles (herpes zoster) in the eye?
Herpes zoster tx: The standard approach to herpes zoster opthalmicus is to treat with antiviral therapy using a systemic drug like acyclovir, valacyclovir or famciclovir. However, gangciclovir ophthalmic gel is still indicated for treatment of herpes zoster opthalmicus. Treatment depends on the symptoms, because if there are systemic shingles symptoms present, a systemic antiviral should be started. ...Read more
Can I used tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops for my 3 days old baby who may have inflammation in eye. I am wondering how to use it (how many times and how many drops?
Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone): I like to use non steroid drops in the eye. I like the plan tobramycin drops. Call the on call pediatrician to get a prescription. Use one to two drops I each eye three times a day. The eye does not have to be open for the drops to get in. Just put the drop in the middle corner or the eye and when the child opens the eye, it will go in no problem. Good luck. ...Read more
Are sulfacetamide sodium and prednisolone sodium phosphate ophthalmic solution eye drops good for treating bacterial pink eye in adults?
Eye drops: Sulfacetamide is useful but topical antibiotics are more effective. Prednisilone drops are not initially used and could be counter productive. ...Read more