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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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Olopatadine (Definition)

This is the eye drop called patanol (olopatadine). It's used to treat allergic conjunctivitis. It ...Read more


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Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops side effects?

Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops side effects?

Not many: Any eye drop can have side effects, although patenol is usually very well tolerated. Some expected side effects might be stinging or burning feeling when used, possible mildly blurred vision, redness of the eyes after use. These are all fairly rare with patenol, in my experience. ...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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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

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Is zylet eye drops ototoxic?

Is zylet eye drops ototoxic?

Not likely: Zylet does contain tobramycin which can be ototoxic in high dose systemic drug administration. The systemic absorption of Zylet in the usual prescribed amounts is miniscule and ototoxicity has not been reported for this. ...Read more

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Cosopt eye drops effects?

Cosopt eye drops effects?

Eye pressure drop: This is a combination product of two generally effective agents that lower eye pressure. It is now available in a generic form. Your ophthalmologist (you are seeing a real doctor - an md?) prescribed this to treat your glaucoma and hopefully it is having the desired effect. ...Read more

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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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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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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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What eye drops combat glaucoma?

What eye drops combat glaucoma?

Medications: Several classes of medications are prescribed for treating glaucoma. These include: prostaglandin analogues, alpha adrenergic agonists, beta adrenergic antagonists, carbonic anhyrase inhibitors, cholinergic agonists, & hyperosmolar agents. In development are rhokinase inhibitors. Laser and incisional surgical treatments are also options. Primarily though, glaucoma is treated with eye drops. ...Read more

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What do lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops treat?

Inflammation: This is a somewhat strong topical steroid used to treat a variety of inflammations on the surface or interior of the eye. It should be only taken while being followed closely by your ophthalmologist. ...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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Using cosopt eye drop for glaucoma?

Using cosopt eye drop for glaucoma?

Glaucoma: Cosopt is a combination glaucoma drop that combines a beta-blocker and carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It can lower the eye pressure quite well, but can cause eye irritation and may not be appropriate for all patients. As long as the eye pressure is low, there is no evidence of progressing vision loss, and you are tolerating the drop, it is perfectly appropriate to use it. ...Read more

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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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Does lotemax (loteprednol) steroid drops improve blurry vision?

Does lotemax (loteprednol) steroid drops improve blurry vision?

Frequently: Lotemax (loteprednol) is the brand name of a steroid (anti-inflammatory) eyedrop. If the condition for which it was prescribed causes blurry vision, then as the drop improves the condition the blur will improve. Lotemax (loteprednol) will not substitute for eyeglasses or for structural problems lowering the vision. Discuss this with the ophthalmologist who prescribed you the lotemax (loteprednol). ...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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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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Lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops question? Ok if scratch?

Lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops question? Ok if scratch?

Gently: I assume that you are receiving Lotemax (loteprednol) for some allergic type conditon of your eyes which causes itching. Scratching is ok if done gently despite the presence of lotemax (loteprednol). Cool soaks can also help. If the goal is to limit the allergic reaction, then the Lotemax (loteprednol) should diminish your need to scratch. ...Read more

Dr. Sujith Sundararaj
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Patanol (Definition)

Patanol is an ocular decongestant which is a ...Read more