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Dr. Charles Haberkern
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Tetracaine (Definition)

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My eyes irritates but relaxes after the use of vasoconstrictive agent-phenylepherine HCl ip- 0.012%. What could be the reason and prophylactic measure?

My eyes irritates but relaxes after the use of vasoconstrictive agent-phenylepherine HCl ip- 0.012%. What could be the reason and prophylactic measure?

Stop using this: This type of drop should only be used occasionally, because the vasoconstrictor becomes a necessity, almost like an addiction. Try using a simple lubricating drop, an artificial tear, such as systane or optive. ...Read more

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What is the scientific name of the agent or pathogen that is the cause of the disease pink eye?

What is the scientific name of the agent or pathogen that is the cause of the disease pink eye?

Not a single agent: Pink eye is a general term that describes the pink irritation of the eye membranes during inflammation. It can be caused by allergies, a variety of bacteria, viruses, other infectious agents like chlamydia, chemicals like hair spray etc. Some use it specifically for bacterial disease but there is much diversity in agents involved. ...Read more

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I have an severely painful corneal eye ulcer- ER wouldn't hand over tetracaine.. Why..?

I have an severely painful corneal eye ulcer- ER wouldn't hand over tetracaine.. Why..?

Malpractice: That would be malpractice if they did. Tetracaine lasts about 5 minutes, so what will happen is, you will end up using it about 20 to 30 times a day. If you use tetracaine more than three or four times a day, it will actually melt your cornea and you will require a corneal transplant. The emergency room did the correct thing and it is extremely dangerous to use tetracaine at home because of corneal melts. ...Read more

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I have chronic sinus issue that was triggered by a waterborne agent. 6 years of constant headache and facial/eye pain. Have tried a lot. Help?

I have chronic sinus issue that was triggered by a waterborne agent.  6 years of constant headache and facial/eye pain.  Have tried a lot. Help?

chronic facial pain: See an ENT doctor for exam and possible ct scan of your sinuses. If ct scan is completely normal, sinusitis is unlikely the cause of your facial pain! ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestion: extremely painful corneal eye ulcer- ER wouldn't hand over tetracaine.. Why..?

Can you give me suggestion: extremely painful corneal eye ulcer- ER wouldn't hand over tetracaine.. Why..?

Corneal Ulcer: Corneal Ulcers are very painful but tetracine drops are not the treatment you need to treat the cause of the ulcer, by treating the pain alone you are not going to treat the cause of the ulcer. You need to be seen by an ophthalmologist and he can prescribe a medication that has both components treatment for the underlying cause and for the pain ...Read more

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I take fenofibrate lipid regulating agent,thus it trigger allergy.eg.sneezing watery nose,redness of both eyes,itchiness of tongue with preckles ontop?

I take fenofibrate lipid regulating agent,thus it trigger allergy.eg.sneezing watery nose,redness of both eyes,itchiness of tongue with preckles ontop?

Ok: it appears you are most likely allergic to this medication. Avoid it on the future and let your dr. and pharmacist know of your allergy, as they may want you to also take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if the symptoms are not improving, or even some other meds if deemed necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Pontocaine (Definition)

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