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What clears up red irritated eyes?

What clears up red irritated eyes?

Depends: First the cause of the red eye need to be diagnosed. The red eye could be secondary to many reasons. Red eye could be from dry eyes, allergy, blepharitis, sun damage, inflammation, infection etc. If its from dry eye or allergy then artificial tears, allergy drops, lid hygiene and omega 3 will help. Other causes will need medical attention. ...Read more

Dr. Kurt Andreason
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Dry, irritated eyes is a symptom in which one or both of a person's eyes have a sensation of being too dry. Causes include ...Read more


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What is the cure for red, irritated eyes?

What is the cure for red, irritated eyes?

Depends: First the cause of the red eye need to be diagnosed. The red eye could be secondary to many reasons. Red eye could be from dry eyes, allergy, blepharitis, sun damage, inflammation, infection etc. If its from dry eye or allergy then artificial tears, allergy drops, lid hygiene and omega 3 will help. Other causes will need medical attention. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have red/irritated eyes the first time you put on the contact lenses?

Is it normal to have red/irritated eyes the first time you put on the contact lenses?

Sometimes: Red eyes sometimes happens the first few times you wear your lens due to rough handling of the lens with beginners. This will get better. Ask your eye doctor for assistance if you need and good luck! ...Read more

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After bringing a new kitten home, I started getting red irritated eyes and a rash on my face. What can I put on my face to help the rash?

After bringing a new kitten home, I started getting red irritated eyes and a rash on my face. What can I put on my face to help the rash?

Reacting to kitten: You may be allergic to cats. If this is the case, you should not pet or play with the cat, and especially not hold it against your cheeks etc. Meanwhile try over the counter antihistamine e.g. Claritin (loratadine) generic , one per day to see if it helps your eyes. If you are very allergic to cats, you should see an allergist and consider a different pet. ...Read more

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Please help! I have redness and irritated eyes. What should I do?

Please help! I have redness and irritated eyes. What should I do?

A few possibilities: This could be due to allergies, dry eyes, or eye infections. All can start or affect 1 eye first. The treatments are very different. For allergies, zaditor (ketotifen) is a good otc eye medicine. For dry eyes, lubricating tears are necessary. For infection, usually of the eyelids, start with eyelid warm compress and diluted baby shampoo scrubs. You should have a baseline exam with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What are really good red eye drops for irritated eyes, that work with soft contact lens?

What are really good red eye drops for irritated eyes, that work with soft contact lens?

Is it your contact?: You need to be careful what drops you use when wearing soft contacts, generally only preservative free tears or moisture drops specifically formulated for contacts. If your eyes are frequently red in your contacts, though, i wonder if you are having irritation from your solution or your contacts. Are eyes still red when you take a weeklong holiday from your contacts? ...Read more

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What is the fix for red and irritated, watery eyes?

What is the fix for red and irritated, watery eyes?

Find the cause: Before a solution can be outlined, a cause must be found. See your eye doctor to find the cause of your symptoms, from your description they are most likely from allergy or viral infection. Once cause has been determined, your doctor can formulate a plan to solve the problem efficiently. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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