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Doctor insights on: Similasan Cataract Care Eye Drops

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I have a cataract in one eye, is it safe to use eye drops, when my eye is irritating?

I have a cataract in one eye, is it safe to use eye drops, when my eye is irritating?

Yes: Dry eye is the most common cause of eye irritation (can be due to meibomian gland disease/blepharitis or rosacea), - can be chronic if not addressed properly. Use lid hygiene (info: eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com) routine, artificial tears (non-preserved tears are best) for relief. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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Cataract procedure after 3weeks of eye drops, all ok. But 3days after, redness appeared, he gave fluormesolone for another 3 wks. It was gone exceptNow?

Cataract procedure after 3weeks of eye drops, all ok. But 3days after, redness appeared, he gave fluormesolone for another 3 wks. It was gone exceptNow?

Inflamation: Sounds like you had inflammation of the eye, the FML (fluorometholone) drops are steroids to calm the inflammation. Sounds like you needed a bit longer than most to calm your eye. As long as you are seeing well, no pain or redness it is most likely fine! ...Read more

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Are there any eye drops to treat cataracts?

Are there any eye drops to treat cataracts?

No: There has been a lot of research in this area but no drop has been proven effective. ...Read more

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Do eye drops help get rid of cataracts?

Do eye drops help get rid of cataracts?

No: Although some products advertise this, it has never been proven. Cataracts need to be treated surgically. ...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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After cataract surgery will I always need eye drops?

After cataract surgery will I always need eye drops?

Drops after CE: After Cataract Extraction/surgery, we use steroid drops to decrease inflammation for about 2-6wks, antibiotics to prevent infection x 1wk, NSAID (nonsteroidal) every day for 4-6+wks depending on other risk factors (diabetes, etc) to avoid swelling in macula; after all drops done, usually only drops needed are artificial tears if dry eye sx; pts with glaucoma need drops for life usually. ...Read more

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Should my friend be concerned about accumulation of fluid in her eye after cataract surgery? She believes the fluid may result from eye drops she's taking. Those are: bromday, predforte, and vigamox.

Should my friend be concerned about accumulation of fluid in her eye after cataract surgery? She believes the fluid may result from eye drops she's taking. Those are: bromday, predforte, and vigamox.

She: She needs to see her surgeon. In the vast majority of cases, there should be no issues like this. How come she can't get ahold of her surgeon? This makes no sense to me. It's a shame that you have to go online to ask this question for your friend instead of having her call her surgeon directly and resolving the issue in minutes.

In my practice, all surgical patients are given my email and cell phone number. That is what I would want if I were the patient! ...Read more

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Can I still use similasan eye drops with my pink eye medicine?

Can I still use similasan eye drops with my pink eye medicine?

Yes: Similasin is a "natural" product with no actual pharmacologic activity- so it will not interact with your pink eye medicine and will not cause harm. It might supply some relief due to being a liquid but it will not affect the pink eye. ...Read more

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Are similasan eye drops good for allergies, red eyes, and sties?

Are similasan eye drops good for allergies, red eyes, and sties?

Unproven & unknown: Similasan eye drops for allergy is a homeopathic remedy containing 3 substances that cause eye irritation. Homeopathy involves using highly diluted substances which cause symptoms when concentrated. Because similasan is so dilute that the risk of adverse effect is quite low. The effectiveness of homeopathic remedies remains controversial & unproven. Still if it works for you, that's great. ...Read more

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Would similasan eye drops actually get rid of conjunctivitis caused by an allergin?

Would similasan eye drops actually get rid of conjunctivitis caused by an allergin?

Similasan: Google the above or speak with your ophthalmologist for best answer ...Read more

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Can the eye drop N-acetylcarnosine reverse cataract? If it doesn't, is there another type that does? How long should I wait before surgery?

Can the eye drop N-acetylcarnosine reverse cataract? If it doesn't, is there another type that does? How long should I wait before surgery?

N-acetylcarnosine: N-acetylcarnosine (NAC) in small studies showed improve vision in cataract patients. However, it has not been studied in double blind, randomized, prospective way & studies were paid for by company who has vested interest. It is not FDA approved. Likely sun protection & eating a diet rich in antioxidants is just as good; so there is still not enough proof. More info at: [email protected] Com ...Read more

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A cataract surgery was performed in aug/sept 2011. My eyes are always tired and I look tired too. Yes, I use drops for dryness. I am frustrated. Help!?

A cataract surgery was performed in aug/sept 2011. My eyes are always tired and I look tired too. Yes, I use drops for dryness. I am frustrated. Help!?

Not related to: Your tired eyes are not related to a cataract surgery done last year. Have you gotten new glasses since surgery? What does your ophthalmologist tell you is causing the tired eyes? ...Read more

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What kind of drop that address the cataract eye?

What kind of drop that address the cataract eye?

None!: There are not any drops that we know of that treat cataracts! ...Read more

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Did cataract operation. Her eyes are tearing. Taking ketotifen drops and eye lubricant. Doctor said that her eyes are dry. Why her eyes are tearing.

Reflex tearing: Irritated eyes tear. Ketotifen drops can cause irritation to the surface. They are used to help reduce inflammation inside the eye. This tearing should not last beyond a day or two after surgery. Contact the surgeon if it persists. ...Read more

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I'm having cataract surgery and am so afraid of vigamox eye drops and my doc won't use anything else. Most docs use a flour quilon, I'm afraid.

I'm having cataract surgery and am so afraid of vigamox eye drops and my doc won't use anything else. Most docs use a flour quilon, I'm afraid.

Cataract surgery: If you are allergic or have had an adverse reaction to Vigamox, there are several other antibiotic drops you can take prior to cataract surgery. You should discuss it with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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After cataract surgery, there is a red and watery eye and inflammatory fluormesolone drops was used for two was n it's ok now, but on 3rd wk, it's not?

Cataract surgery may: Have prolonged or late onset inflammation in some individuals. If this occurs after the normal post-operative course of topical medications then an examination is needed to determine why this is occurring and treat the underlying cause. Though most commonly inflammation is the cause, rarely late onset infection may occur. Please follow with your Ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My mom had been operated for cataract on her left eye. After 5 months of surgery her eye is irritated since she put eye drops for dilation today. Why?

My mom had been operated for cataract on her left eye. After 5 months of surgery her eye is irritated since she put eye drops for dilation today. Why?

Irritation: It's not uncommon to experience mild ocular surface irritation following an eye exam, especially when diagnostic eye drops are instilled. Infrequently corneal abrasions can occur after iop checks. Dilating drops are also culprits for chemical irritation, that can be more noticeable in folks with dry eye or surface diseases. Her symptoms should fade quickly. Try preservative free eye drops/call md. ...Read more

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My mother had CATARACT Surgery She facing problem of WATERY EYES, she put SYSTANE ULTRA EYE DROPS no relief Now using OPTIVE. What suggestion?

My mother had CATARACT Surgery She facing problem of WATERY EYES, she put SYSTANE ULTRA EYE DROPS no relief Now using OPTIVE. What suggestion?

Call your Eye MD: As a surgeon, I want my patients to call me if there are any concerns or new symptoms regarding their surgery. My advice is to call the cataract surgeon and describe your symptoms. He/she will advise you appropriately. After all, the surgeon will know your eye the best. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) eye drops safe after cataract surgery on 71 year old? Along with steroid drops? Is it ok not to use drops and not tell doc?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) eye drops safe after cataract surgery on 71 year old? Along with steroid drops? Is it ok not to use drops and not tell doc?

Yes and mo: Yes it is safe to use both drops. And no it is not OK not to tell the doctor. If you have an infection after surgery for any reason then it could be a disaster. Your doctor have done a thousands of these operations and he prescribed all these medicines for a reason follow your doctor instructions ...Read more

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Why can't I have glasses after a cataracts operation on one eye?

Why can't I have glasses after a cataracts operation on one eye?

You can: You can, but you may not need them to see clearly. This can only be determined by examination and refraction. But if you want glasses you can have them and not harm the eye, even if is as simple as you do not want to wear readers and build the reading into a pair of glasses for convenience. ...Read more

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I have developed a cataract in my right eye which I can't read through. I'm 17 when will they offer me the op?

I have developed a cataract in my right eye which I can't read through. I'm 17 when will they offer me the op?

Depends: Depends on many things, but from what you are saying, is sounds like you are a candidate for surgery! ...Read more