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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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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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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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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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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 experts dagger 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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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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Dr found dry eyes. Gave Systane Ultra (UD). Are these artificial tears? Dr also gave me Hypromellose Gel 0.03%. Why no Restasis or Lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops?

Dr found dry eyes. Gave Systane Ultra (UD). Are these artificial tears? Dr also gave me Hypromellose Gel 0.03%. Why no Restasis or Lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops?

Yes----first level: Systane is brand of artificial tear, and there are many different brands. Artificial tear Gels are artificial tears as well, but thicker. Not every doctor treats the same way. My first line of treatment for dry eyes is artificial tears and warm compresses. If no improvement, I add restasis and other things afterward. ...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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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 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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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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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 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