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Optive Eye Drops
I have had nasal nodular episcleritis for the last 2 wks, taking Optive eye drops last 5 days, no improvement. What else can I do for fast recovery?
Patience: Episcleritis is usually a self limiting inflammatory condition that generally resolves over two weeks without treatment. Oral agents like Advil (ibuprofen) (600 mg three times/day for 1-2 weeks) may speed up recovery in recalcitrant cases. Treating dry eyes and eyelid inflammation (blepharitis treatment) will usually help. Controversially, topical steroid drops may expedite recovery but risks & rebound. ...Read more
Does optive lubricant eye drops safe to use as an eye drops while wearing contact lens again after had been healed from a corneal ulcer.
Depends: If the drops have been prescribed by an ophthalmologist for a specific reason or disease, then you should only stop with his or her permission. If the drops are yours, especially over the counter, you can always stop and see if the symptom you are treated is still present or not. ...Read more
Non preserved tears: For daily use, preserved artificial tears, of which there are many, work well. Eyemds like the refresh brand given its long track record (no financial interest. Use no more than 4x/d as they have a preservative that can cause an allergy. Nonpreserved at are best as no preservative present, can be used as often as needed, though cost more. More information at eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com. ...Read more
Tear replacement: Most eye reddnening is from eye dryness which can be treated with over the counter lubricating or tear replacement drops. The drops that say 'gets the red out' are drying so avoid these unless you need an acute whitening for something like a picture. If you think your redness is chronic, see your ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: For daily use, preserved artificial tears, of which there are many, work well. Eyemds like the refresh brand given its long track record (no financial interest). Use no more than 4x/d as they have a preservative that can cause an allergy. Nonpreserved at are best as no preservative present, can be used as often as needed, though cost more. ...Read more
Per label directions: If it was a prescription, read the directions on the box, call the pharmacy or your doctors office. Over the counter instructions can be found on the box or the bottle itself, or call a pharmacist. ...Read more
If prolonged use: One of the main ingredients is Tetrahydrozoline HCI (0.05%) which is also found in Visine and other "get the red out" drops. Its a vasoconstrictor (ergo eyes seem to whiten), and occasional use is okay. However prolonged use can cause rebound effect and can make the situation worse. ...Read more
Many: Many different drops can be used depending on the diagnosis to a 13 wk old baby. But do not self prescribe any drops. Please take the baby to an ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis and rx. ...Read more