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Is Bausch + Lomb Zirgan (ganciclovir ophthalmic gel) eye drops usually used to treat Shingles (herpes zoster) in the eye?

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

Dr. Charles Haberkern
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Which type saline eye drops can be used for fuch's dystrophy?

Which type saline eye drops can be used for fuch's dystrophy?

Fuch's: Muro 128 is commonly used for patients with fuch's corneal dystrophy. Talk to your eyemd to see if this is right for you. ...Read more

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Are chloramphenicol eye drops as effective as the eye ointment at preventing infection?

Are chloramphenicol eye drops as effective as the eye ointment at preventing infection?

Best avoided: Chloramphenicol eyedrops are a highly effective antibiotic although in the usa because of the rare risk of reaction, they have all but been abandoned. They are available in other countries. There are terrific eyedrops currently available. Antibiotic drops should only be used to combat an active infection. They should not be used to prevent the possibility of infection. ...Read more

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Which cortisone eye drop is considered very safe compared to other cortisone anti inflammation eye drops?

Which cortisone eye drop is considered very safe compared to other cortisone anti inflammation eye drops?

A Spectrum: There are many steroid containing eyedrops. They vary in potency. Your ophthalmologist will give to you the one with the potency your condition requires. The two side effects of note are cataract formation which happens after years of use and elevation of the eye pressure (glaucoma) which can happen quickly. The less potent steroids will less likely do this. ...Read more

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Does fluorometholone eye drops weakens bone?

Does fluorometholone eye drops weakens bone?

No: There is not enough systemic absorption of this relatively weak steroid, to cause any bone changes. ...Read more

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Is Predforte eye drops usually used to treat Shingles (herpes zoster) in the eye?

Is Predforte eye drops usually used to treat Shingles (herpes zoster) in the eye?

Yes but:: The standard approach to herpes zoster ophthalmicus includes oral antiviral therapy (acyclovir, valacyclovir, or famciclovir) to limit VZV replication, and the use adjunctive topical steroid drops to reduce the inflammatory response and control immune-associated keratitis and iritis ...Read more

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Is tropicamide eye drops an over-the-counter drug?

Is tropicamide eye drops an over-the-counter drug?

Nope: Tropicamide, also known as mydriacyl, (tropicamide) is one of several drops used to dilate the pupil during an eye exam. As such, there is no over-the-counter use for it! ...Read more

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Which eye drops works for senile cataracts?

Which eye drops works for senile cataracts?

None: No eye drop has been shown to improve cataracts, despite a few that advertise as much. ...Read more

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Could ketotifen fumarate eye drops 0.025% overdose can cause glaucoma?

Could ketotifen fumarate eye drops 0.025% overdose can cause glaucoma?

No: Ketotifen™ Is an nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medication that does not elevate eye pressure, the biggest risk factor for developing glaucoma. ...Read more

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What is the differences between brinzolamide and dorzolamide as topical eye drops with timolol for reducing ocular hypertension?

What is the differences between  brinzolamide and dorzolamide as topical eye drops with timolol for reducing ocular hypertension?

Same: Brinzolamide and dorzolamide are both carbonic anhydase inhibitors. They lower pressure by stopping the enzyme that helps produce fluid in the eye. They are both sulfa compound derivatives. ...Read more

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Can terramycin eye ointment be used in infants less than 6 months of age for bacterial conjunctivitis?or chloramphenicol eye ointmt more suitable?

Can terramycin eye ointment be used in infants less than 6 months of age for bacterial conjunctivitis?or chloramphenicol eye ointmt more suitable?

Eye ointments: Most pediatricians will use a gentamycin or other mycin. Chloramphenicol has been removed from the market in the US since it is associated with serious blood dyscrasias and can be fatal. ...Read more

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Is agent orange a contributor of /vargus nerve damage in elbows causing hand atrophy?

Is agent orange a contributor of /vargus nerve damage in elbows causing hand atrophy?

Wrong facts: Vagus nerve does not go to the hand. The ulnar nerve gets pinched at the elbow most usually to cause hand atrophy but an also be injured at the wrist or from the nerve root level in the neck. Need to see an orthopedic surgeon. No connection to agent orange. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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