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Do zaditor (ketotifen) eye drops help with "pink eye"?

Do zaditor (ketotifen) eye drops help with "pink eye"?

Usually not: The zaditor (ketotifen) is an allergy eyedrop and will only be effective if the "pink eye" is due to allergy. If it is due to an infection caused by a bacteria or virus, the zaditor (ketotifen) will have no effect. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)

"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more


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Can pataday eye drops cure pink eye?

Can pataday eye drops cure pink eye?

No: Pataday is an eyedrop to treat allergic conjunctivitis. Pink eye and allergic conjunctivitis can look the same, the main difference is that the allergic version typically itches. If you have "true pink eye" it is a viral infection, and Pataday will not cure that. ...Read more

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Does zaditor (ketotifen) drops help with "pink eye"?

Does zaditor (ketotifen) drops help with "pink eye"?

Maybe: In reality "pink eye" can have a lot of causes but usually refers to conjunctivitis. There are different types of conjunctivitis. The most common would be viral, bacterial and allergic. Zaditor (ketotifen) will help most with allergic conjunctivitis usually from seasonal allergies. ...Read more

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What OTC eye drops help with red eyes?

What OTC eye drops help with red eyes?

Depends on the cause: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Could eye drops work for red eye?

Could eye drops work for red eye?

The cause: of the red eye is important to diagnose. This will dictate the type of drop that will be used for treatment. It's best to have an eye exam so your doctor can recommend the appropriate treatment for your red eye. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could similasan dry eye relief drops also work for irritated red pink eye?

Could similasan dry eye relief drops also work for irritated red pink eye?

Pink eye: If red pink eye is due to a virus, artificial tears will help relieve symptoms of irritation and should do no harm (non preserved are best as can use every hr if need; preserved no more than 4x/d); but they do not cure virus: needs to run its course 2 wks; see eyeMD if need stronger meds for relief & for rapid antigen test to see if is a virus. ...Read more

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Can i treat pink eye with polysporine eye drops?

Can i treat pink eye with polysporine eye drops?

Eye infection: I would not treat an eye infection without seeing an eye doctor to get a definite diagnosis and treatment plan. Many causes are viral and will not respond to antibiotics, and some cases of red eye are not an infection at all. Plus, some antibiotics work better than others for a given condition, depending on the patient's history. ...Read more

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Will fluorometholone eye drops exacerbate conjunctivitis?

Will fluorometholone eye drops exacerbate conjunctivitis?

It can: Steroids can sometimes worsen viral infections. Can combine antibiotics with steroids during treatment. Otherwise should help conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Daily eye drops for whiter eyes?

Daily eye drops for whiter eyes?

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

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What are some eye drops for pink eye?

Type of pink eye: Bacterial "pink eye": tobrex, gentamucin, polytrim, ciloxan, sulfacetamide. Allergic "pink eye": naphcon, bepreve, pataday, lastacaft (alcaftadine). Chemical "pink eye" tobradex, maxitrol, prednisolone need to find out the correct type of "pink eye". ...Read more

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Could I use regular eye drops and prescription eye drops together?

Could I use regular eye drops and prescription eye drops together?

Allow ~5 minutes: between drops so they don't wash each other out. Once you place the drop, it's best to keep your eye gently closed so it has a chance to be absorbed. Blinking or squeezing will cause it to drain away quicker. Wait a few minutes and then place the other drops in. I am assuming you mean artificial tears when you say "regular" drops. Good luck ...Read more

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Can similasan dry eye reliefdrops also work for irritated red pink eye?

Can similasan dry eye reliefdrops also work for irritated red pink eye?

Comforting: Similasan is a tear replacement with no therapeutic qualities. It is generally used for eye dryness, and may provide comfort when pink eye is present. It will not alter the course of the self limited infection of the lining of the eye. No harm will come from its use. ...Read more

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Do eye drops for contacts reduce eye redness from bloodshot eyes?

Do eye drops for contacts reduce eye redness from bloodshot eyes?

No: Redness in the eye could be contact lens intolerance, allergy, inflammation, and many other things that no doctor can diagnose without a proper eye exam. Don't let this linger and get an ophthalmologist to examine you. ...Read more

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Remedies for pink eye?

Remedies for pink eye?

Pink eye treatment: It depends on the cause. It could be an infection, tired eyes or even dry eyes. Consult with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Constant dry gritty eyes! visine eye drops arent working?

Constant dry gritty eyes! visine eye drops arent working?

Dry Eye Syndrome: The vast majority of patients with this symptom have significant dry eye syndrome. You can try other otc drops like systane, optive, genteal, soothe etc, but likely you will find them inadequate as well. See an eye md for accurate diagnosis, and management, which may include the rx drop restasis, plugs in the draining tear ducts, oral supplements, increasing humidity in the environment etc. ...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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Are redness eye drops okay for uveitis?

Are redness eye drops okay for uveitis?

No: Uveitis requires prescription medication. "get the red out" over the counter medications will not reduce the inflammation adequately. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more