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Doctor insights on: Similasan Eye Drops Medication

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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  
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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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Medication for pinkeye besides eye drops?

Medication for pinkeye besides eye drops?

Local drops: Usually the drops will cure the eye problem. Very rare to have to use systemic medication. ...Read more

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Are there any medications or eye drops that improve astigmatism?

Are there any medications or eye drops that improve astigmatism?

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 more

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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.

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

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Should I trust this remedy? It says homeopathic eye drops, but the ingredients look like medications!

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

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Are ofloxacin eye drops safe for my four month old son ? What is this medication used for ? Thank you for your time :)

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 more

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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?

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?

In : In most cases glaucoma medications do not have negative effects on other parts of the body. It is difficult to give a more specific answer without knowing which glaucoma eyedrop you are using. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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Is it safe to use regular eye drops for dry eyes with glaucoma medication drops?

Is it safe to use regular eye drops for dry eyes with glaucoma medication drops?

Usually: As long as you are waiting at least 5-10 minutes after your glaucoma drops. Otherwise you may be rinsing out medication. Make sure you don't use "red out" drops as these might affect your glaucoma. ...Read more

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When you have pink-eye can you use "red eye" drops along with your pink-eye medication?

When you have pink-eye can you use "red eye" drops along with your pink-eye medication?

No: Red eye drops often irritate the eyes more. Also, the eyes become more red when the effect of the drop wears off. I don't recommend using "red eye" drops at any time. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you have pink eye can you use red eye drops along with your pink eye medication?

I wanted to know when you have pink eye can you use red eye drops along with your pink eye medication?

Get the red out: ...Drops are safe and ok to use for any temporary condition. The problem with these drops are when they are used chronically, too frequently or for an extended period of time. ...Read more

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Chronic red eyes, no medication has helped, got prescribed eye drops and allergy medicine. Doesn't see to help. Is it allergies or something else?

Chronic red eyes, no medication has helped, got prescribed eye drops and allergy medicine. Doesn't see to help. Is it allergies or something else?

More info: It could be dry eyes or blepharitis or other cause of red eyes. It says you take synthroid (thyroxine) so a condition called thyroid eye disease could also play a role. I wold recommend frequent lubrication drops (artificial tears) every few hours and if there is no improvement in a couple of weeks then see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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My left eye has been hurting and red for about 3 days now and I have put reg eye drops but not helping iam on medication for my heart does this means i could be have another heart attack or stroke

Hello, : Hello, there are a number of possible reasons that you left eye could be red & painful. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the surface of the eyeball and is commonly known as "pink eye." it might just be from irritation to the eye or allergies. If it is caused by a virus or bacteria, it could be quite contagious. Your eyes could be bloodshot because they are irritated by a variety of things like wind, dry air, cold exposure, dust, etc. The fact that your eye is red and painful by itself, does not mean that you are having a stroke or a heart attack. What would be of particular concern would be eye pain with a change to your vision. If that occurs i would recommend being seen right away. Because you have a complicated medical history, if this does not resolve fairly quickly i would notify your doctor. ...Read more

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I've used eye drops, nasal spray for dry nose, and a good allergy medication. Can you recommend anything else for me?

I've used eye drops, nasal spray for dry nose, and a good allergy medication. Can you recommend anything else for me?

Symptoms?: What are your symptoms? Sounds like you are trying to treat allergies. Some of what you are doing may be exacerbating your symptoms if they are dry burning irritated eyes. ...Read more

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Is tropicamide 1% eye drops over-the-counter drug?

Is tropicamide 1% eye drops over-the-counter drug?

No: This is a prescriptive only iris dilator. Why would you want to use this without the advice of your ophthalmologist anyway? It is one of the common chair side drops used for diagnosis and occasional treatment. ...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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Is there any over the counter eye drops for pink eye? Or anything I can get at a drug store to make it go away?

Is there any over the counter eye drops for pink eye? Or anything I can get at a drug store to make it go away?

"Pink eye": There are many causes for a red eye, including trauma, eye disease ( glaucoma, retinal detachment), allergies, and infection (bacterial or viral). Treatment depends on the cause and your primary care doctor can help you sort this out. Over the counter allergy treatments are available, but most causes require Rx, intervention or observation. ...Read more