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My eyes turned red and got headache too. Dr suggested systane balance but i'm still feeling the pain and eyes are red. Could you suggest an eye drops?

My eyes turned red and got headache too. Dr suggested systane balance but i'm still feeling the pain and eyes are red. Could you suggest an eye drops?

Eye irritation: You can try switching to systane ultra or refresh optive non-preservative artificial tears every 30-60 minutes, warm compresses, and ointment as needed. You should also consider over-the-counter headache therapies and seeing your doctor to have your intraocular pressure and complete eye exam checked (since other issues can cause these symptoms and can be vision threatening). ...Read more

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I have used systane balance as prescribed by doctor. When I woke up in the morning, I have a severe head ache for quite some time, noticed a few times?

I have used systane balance as prescribed by doctor. When I woke up in the morning, I have a severe head ache for quite some time, noticed a few times?

Stop it for now: Systane is just an eye lubricant and may not be the cause of your headache, but if you only started having headache since using it, the best way to know is stop using it for now. If headache goes away in a couple of days, then you got your answer. If not, the new and severe morning headache is concerning and needs to be evaluated. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Severe head ache when I wake up in the morning. Noticed few times. Have been using systane balance as told by doctor . Not sure if this is causing it?

Severe head ache when I wake up in the morning. Noticed few times. Have been using systane balance as told  by doctor . Not sure if this is causing it?

Stop it for now: Systane is just an eye lubricant and may not be the cause of your headache, but if you only started having headache since using it, the best way to know is stop using it for now. If headache goes away in a couple of days, then you got your answer. If not, the new and severe morning headache is concerning and needs to be evaluated. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the main difference between cellufresh and systane?

What's the main difference between cellufresh and systane?

Eye drops: Cellufresh is an isotonic formulation and contains carboxymethylcellulose sodium 5 mg/ml, sodium chloride, sodium lactate, potassium chloride, Calcium Chloride dihydrate, magnesium chloride and purified water.

Systane contains propylene glycol 0.6% and is really a lubricant. ...Read more

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Any side effects or warnings I should know about systane gel eyedrops?

Any side effects or warnings I should know about systane gel eyedrops?

Allergic reaction: Systane (and most other lubricant eyedrops) are very, very safe - no systemic absorption, they just make a lubricant barrier on the eye. That being said, people can have allergic reactions to nearly anything, so there is always that (albeit small) risk. ...Read more

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Systane is it a steroid ? Can I use it pregnancy 31week

Systane is it a steroid ? Can I use it pregnancy 31week

Systane: Systane is reported to be an ocular lubricant containing polyethylene glycol w propylene glycol. I did not see steroids listed. This class of medication is fda category c. Recommend discussing this with your ob. ...Read more

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Is systane ultra (ud) the same as artificial tears?

Is systane ultra (ud) the same as artificial tears?

A variant: Systane is a slightly thicker tear replacement which I call syrupy. It will cling to the eye a little longer, providing more lengthy relief than ordinary tear replacements. So commonly it is used less often although in extremely dry eyes the schedule is very frequent. ...Read more

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I used Systane Anytime Gel Drops while my contacts were in. Could this damage my eyes or contacts?

I used Systane Anytime Gel Drops while my contacts were in.  Could this damage my eyes or contacts?

No effect: These drops are compatible with tears and with contact lenses. There will be no effect whatsoever. ...Read more

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I was just given systane ultra for dry eyes. After I put them in do I need to close eyes? Or should I be blinking a lot to get it all around

I was just given systane ultra for dry eyes. After I put them in do I need to close eyes? Or should I be blinking a lot to get it all around

Normal blinking: You will always blink a few extra times with the first application of any drop. This will spread it over the entire eye. You do not need to close the eyes unless it simply makes them feel better. Rely on your normal blinking to keep the eyes moist with the additional moisture of the applied Systane which is a terrific tear supplement. ...Read more

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Scratched my eye, started using systane brand drops, the next day my vision was cloudy. It has been over 24 hrs since I stopped the drops and no chng.

Scratched my eye, started using systane brand drops, the next day my vision was cloudy. It has been over 24 hrs since I stopped the drops and no chng.

Corneal abrasion: Depending on how large the scratch (corneal abrasion) is, and whether the scratch is in the central cornea or peripheral cornea, the vision may take several days to recover. You should be seen by an ophthalmologist, especially since, there is a small chance that you could be developing a corneal ulcer, which is a secondary infection caused by the scratch. ...Read more

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Hi i ran out of contact solution so i used systane ultra contact eye drops as substitute and its been sitting in the contact case for 2 nights is itok?

Not a problem: Systane is sterile and is designed to be put directly into the eye. It can do a job cleaning and soaking your contacts and then you can put them back into your eyes without extra rinsing. ...Read more

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Systane Gel Drops make my eyes and around my eyes feel numb for few minutes. Is this normal? or is this side effect?

Systane Gel Drops make my eyes and around my eyes feel numb for few minutes. Is this normal? or is this side effect?

It is likely a side : It is not one of the common side effects reported. If it does not go away or if you have vision changes I would let the prescribing physician know ...Read more

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I have dry eyes & use systane ultra. What precautions i must take as my eyes stay dry all day and get red when i wake up. I use mobile a lot.

I have dry eyes & use systane ultra. What precautions i must take as my eyes stay dry all day and get red when i wake up. I use mobile a lot.

Well...: Dry eye signs (redness, burning, scratchiness, blurriness, and tearing) are generally intensified with prolonged near task activities which decreases blink frequency. Cutting back on these types of activities will help. Also 5-10' breaks every hour to help rest, relubricate, and focus away at distant objects can help. The use of Lubricating drops may need some change up. Try gels during sleep. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I use systane eye drops. Sometimes, it doesn';t help. Could it be because what do you suggest if i used the entire vial?

What do you suggest if I use systane eye drops. Sometimes, it doesn';t help. Could it be because what do you suggest if i used the entire vial?

Get a good exam: See an eye MD for a evaluation. (Ophthalmologist).
Eye drops will not cure all problems. Find out what is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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What effect can systane ultra eye drops give to my eyes after lasik ?

What effect can systane ultra eye drops give to my eyes after lasik ?

Lubrication: Lasik surgery can result in dry eyes post operatively. Artificial tear drops supplement the eyes tear production until it returns to normal. ...Read more

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Can systane gel be mixed with regular sYstane eye drops or eye wash liquid?

Can systane  gel  be mixed with regular sYstane eye drops or eye wash liquid?

Yes and no: Systane gel can be mixed with regular Systane drops. However the eye can only hold one drop so it does not make much sense to mix them. Eye wash is used to irrigate out the eyes and is not a lubricant and should not be mixed with the the Systane gel or drops.
If you feel that your eyes are not being adequately lubricated by the Systane, then I would suggest trying other brands of drops ...Read more

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I am using "systane" eye drops, I feel that my right eye clears after using it, but my left eye take a lot of time to clear from blurriness. ?

I am using "systane" eye drops, I feel that my right eye clears after using it, but my left eye take a lot of time to clear from blurriness. ?

Ans: First before you go off on your own when dealing with eyes you need a thorough eye exam. Make sure your eyes are healthy before you decide on your own to treat what you do not know. The eyes are very delicate so you should not take things without a diagnosis first ...Read more

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Have been using systane eye drops (4 times/day) for seeing glare/starburst at night from street/headlights. How long should I wait to see it improve?

Have been using systane eye drops (4 times/day) for seeing glare/starburst at night from street/headlights. How long should I wait to see it improve?

Need eye exam: Systane is an eye lubricant. If your symptoms were due to dry eyes it could help but there are many other conditions that can cause the halos you see. It ouwld be best to ahve an eye exam. ...Read more

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Will systane ultra eye drops unplug ducts of secretory glands in my lower eye lid?

Will systane ultra eye drops unplug ducts of secretory glands in my lower eye lid?

No : No, you probably have blocked meibomian glands on the eyelids. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. Use dilute baby shampoo to clean lids. If it persists, go for an exam. ...Read more

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Can Systane eye drops cause my eye lids o feel sunburned and also peel? I do use the drops daily.

Can Systane eye drops cause my eye lids o feel sunburned and also peel? I do use the drops daily.

It's possible: Possibly you have an allergy to something in the eyedrops. I'd have expected a local reaction such as red eyes as well. Try eliminating it for sometime and see if the symptoms abate. ...Read more

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I have moderate dry eyes. Is systane ultra a good choice? Does the acid in the drops affects the eye? does it has whitening for eyes?

I have moderate dry eyes. Is systane ultra a good choice? Does the acid in the drops affects the eye? does it has whitening for eyes?

Good for dry eyes: Sustained ultra 3 to 4 a day should help. A fish oil supplement is also helpful . You may also require restasis in the future. It would be helpful to see an ophthalmologist and let him/her do a dry eye analysis. You should have your tear osmolarity measured. ...Read more

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Does systane eye drops have any side effect? When i put the drops, I have a period of blurriness which lasts for 5-10 mins, and goes away. Normal?

Does systane eye drops have any side effect? When i put the drops, I have a period of blurriness which lasts for 5-10 mins, and goes away. Normal?

Ophthalmology visit: Possibly, you have some other aspect of dry eye....Meibomianitis, blapharitis or lacrimal obstruction. You should see an ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam. ...Read more

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I was prescribed by ophthalmologist systane eyedrops & viscotears gel but squinting tearing in left eye continues.What to do?

I was prescribed by ophthalmologist systane eyedrops &  viscotears gel but squinting tearing in left eye continues.What to do?

Recheck: Have the doctor check you again. A foreign body stuck in your eye can cause squinting and tearing. You should also be checked for a blocked tear duct. ...Read more

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What to do if I have itchy and dry eyes. I use pataday and I used visine and systane and warm compresses.?

Allergies: There are many causes of itching, as well as symptoms of dryness. It's important to have a thorough evaluation by your eye doctor to determine the cause (i.e., blepharitis, dry eyes, or allergies) to see what is causing your symptoms. This will determine the proper treatment. Some chronic severe symptoms may require treatment with prescription medicines. ...Read more