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Relief Eye Drops Medication
No: Astigmatism results from asymmetric curvature of the cornea. Influenced by variety of factors, including size and shape of the eyeball, position of eyelids, bone structure around eye, age, stiffness of cornea, use of contact lenses, even excessive eye rubbing or pressure on the eyeball at night from sleeping face down. Usually vision correctable w glasses, contacts or lasik. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have dry eye, is there a medication I can ask for to help my eyes produce their own tears? I'd prefer not to use eye drops constantly.
What is the cause?:
Dry eyes are a symptom. There are different reasons for this. Depending on the cause of the dry eyes there may or may not be a different medication.
Follow up with the prescriber. Eyes can be difficult to assess over the internet as we cannot do acuity testing.
Due to this limitation, I do not prescribe for the eyes online for best practices. ...Read more
Should I trust this remedy? It says homeopathic eye drops, but the ingredients look like medications!
Be careful: Some labels say "homeopathic" because of dilutions in manufacturing. But these products may not be "homeopathic" to your case -- meaning, individualized specifically to the symptoms that you have. Thus these would not be likely to help you at a deep level -- although the substances in them may be dilute enough not to "harm" you. Most true homeopathic remedies come from substances found in nature. ...Read more
I had an operation to remove a chalazion in 2017.But I have two small ones that are growing. What medication or eye drops can I use to eliminate them?
Warm compresses: A chalazion is a swollen bump on the eyelid and warm compresses 3-5 times daily helps the clogged oil gland to open and drain. If your chalazion is very swollen, your ophthalmologist may give you cortisone to decrease the swelling and may prescribe an antibiotic if there is an infection. So I suggest seeing your ophthalmologist for an exam. ...Read more
Off the Market: They are off the market and not available for purchase in the United States so finding the correct name will require some legwork. ...Read more
Eye allergies: Allergic conjunctivitis can be very uncomfortable and at times difficult to treat. Many allergy eye drops are non-steroid and can be helpful. If these are not helpful, it is useful to seek advice from an ophthalmologist (eye specialist) for a closer look to make sure there is not something more than allergies triggering symptoms. If not they have stronger eye drops available. ...Read more
If i use Clear Eyes redness relief eye drops, can i put my contacts back in after putting the drops in?
Not a good idea: The drops that are entitled "gets the red out" are drying. Your best bet is to abandon these and use lubricating or tear replacement drops. These will enhance the tear pool which is a good support for your contact lenses. Use gets the red out drops only for those infrequent times when you might do something like having a picture taken. ...Read more
Do over-the-counter eye drops treat Dry eye syndrome or just relief symptoms ?, which eye drops do both ?
Provide relief: OTC eyedrops supplement what is missing from your natural tears (volume, composition). They are not curative or a treatment of the underlying pathology. There is no actual permanent treatment. Restasis, a prescription drops for dry eyes, eliminates inflammatory causes for low tear flow but it also is not a cure. Dry eyes are chronic with ups and downs depending upon many factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are ofloxacin eye drops safe for my four month old son ? What is this medication used for ? Thank you for your time :)
Antibiotic: In the pediatric population, Ofloxacin eye drops are used to treat bacterial keratitis and severe bacterial conjunctivitis involving susceptible organisms. However, i can't find any evidence for the indication or use of Ofloxacin eye drops in children less than a year of age. Please see a pediatrician, perhaps one who specializes in treatment of ophthalmic (eye) problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the side effects of glaucoma medication? I have been prescribed eye drops for my glaucoma. Will any parts of my body other than my eyes be affected? Are there any negative side effects?
Yes: Artificial tears are replacement drops for individuals whose tear production may be low or if their tasks result in high evaporative tear loss, such as reading, computer use, windy activities outside to name a few. Many commercially available tear replacement drops are available, and all work satisfactorily. If more severe dry eye problems exist, see an eye md for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a stye since Halloween and i have gone to the doctors twice and got gel medication and eye drops and neither worked ?
Needs drainage: Most primary care doctors don't drain styes (I do if they can be drained easily). Usually an eye doc can take care of them (but they make you wait 3 weeks total time in most cases). If the stye comes back or worsens it could be something else more dangerous, or just a stye again. Best of luck ...Read more
Will msm and alpha-arbutin eye drops lighten my eye color? If not what medication can I use to permanently kill the melanin in my eyes.
Treat the cause: There are many causes of red eyes. I recommend against using drops advertised to "get the red out." such drops only mask symptoms, and you can become dependent on them. You should see an ophthalmologist to identify the actual cause of the red eyes, so it can be appropriately treated. ...Read more
What's the side effects for using "redness relief" eye drops? I wear colored contact lens everyday and my eyes becomes very red and there are many red blood silk...I bought a "redness relief" eye drops. When I use it, the red blood silk disappear for a wh
First : First you need your eye doctor to see why you are getting red--is it the lens fit, allergies, or dryness? Treating the correct issue will solve the problem rather than hiding it with get the red out drops which simply cause rebound redness a few hours after use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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