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Doctor insights on: Tetracaine Eye Drops

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Could tetracaine hydrochloide eye drops be used for pink eye?

Could tetracaine hydrochloide eye drops be used for pink eye?

Not usually: there is no antibiotic in the above mixture. It would numb your eye leaving the infection untreated. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Haberkern
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Are tetracaine hydrochloide eye drops helpful in the treatment for pink eye?

Are tetracaine hydrochloide eye drops helpful in the treatment for pink eye?

No: Tetracaine will only numb the eye. This can potentially obscure an underlying problem. ...Read more

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I have an severely painful corneal eye ulcer- ER wouldn't hand over tetracaine.. Why..?

I have an severely painful corneal eye ulcer- ER wouldn't hand over tetracaine.. Why..?

Malpractice: That would be malpractice if they did. Tetracaine lasts about 5 minutes, so what will happen is, you will end up using it about 20 to 30 times a day. If you use tetracaine more than three or four times a day, it will actually melt your cornea and you will require a corneal transplant. The emergency room did the correct thing and it is extremely dangerous to use tetracaine at home because of corneal melts. ...Read more

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What to do if extremely painful corneal eye ulcer- ER wouldn't hand over tetracaine.. why..?

What to do if extremely painful corneal eye ulcer- ER wouldn't hand over tetracaine.. why..?

Further injury: If you numb up your eye with the tetracaine before finding out what's wrong you could further injure your eye ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestion: extremely painful corneal eye ulcer- ER wouldn't hand over tetracaine.. Why..?

Can you give me suggestion: extremely painful corneal eye ulcer- ER wouldn't hand over tetracaine.. Why..?

Corneal Ulcer: Corneal Ulcers are very painful but tetracine drops are not the treatment you need to treat the cause of the ulcer, by treating the pain alone you are not going to treat the cause of the ulcer. You need to be seen by an ophthalmologist and he can prescribe a medication that has both components treatment for the underlying cause and for the pain ...Read more

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How to stop using eye drops?

How to stop using eye drops?

Depends: If the drops have been prescribed by an ophthalmologist for a specific reason or disease, then you should only stop with his or her permission. If the drops are yours, especially over the counter, you can always stop and see if the symptom you are treated is still present or not. ...Read more

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How good are eyetone eye drops?

How good are eyetone eye drops?

Non preserved tears: For daily use, preserved artificial tears, of which there are many, work well. Eyemds like the refresh brand given its long track record (no financial interest. Use no more than 4x/d as they have a preservative that can cause an allergy. Nonpreserved at are best as no preservative present, can be used as often as needed, though cost more. More information at eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com. ...Read more

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Which eye drops for welders flash?

Which eye drops for welders flash?

Lubricants: Use thick preservative free lubricating drops, gels or ointments
do not use "take the red out" drops
rest your eyes with your eyelids closed
have a complete eye exam because the back of the eye can also be damaged by "welders flash". ...Read more

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In what way can I made my own eye drops?

Dangerous: Homemade eye drops have associated with severe and even blinding infections in the past. ...Read more

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Milflox df eye drops are used for which disease?

Milflox df eye drops are used for which disease?

For Infections: Milflox is a brand name for moxifloxacin, which is an antibiotic. It is related to other antibiotics in a family known as fluoroquinolones, of which Cipro (ciprofloxacin) might be the most well known. It is used to treat bacterial infections including bacterial (not viral) conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers. ...Read more

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I need to know what is trusoft eye drops used for?

I need to know what is trusoft eye drops used for?

For glaucoma...: This is a medicated drop that dercreased aqueous production in the eye, less fluid produced in the eye, lowers eye pressure. Classified as carbonic anhydrase inhibitor(cai). ...Read more

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Is there a way to know if I am overusing eye drops?

Is there a way to know if I am overusing eye drops?

Use as directed!: Use the drops as directed. If you are having problems from something in the drops such as irritation or burning you may need to try different drops or consult with your eye md. Most often the problem is from the preservatives in the drops causing irritation. Try preservative free drops. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the safest eye drops to use?

I was wondering what are the safest eye drops to use?

None: The safest is no eye drop at all. Visine and clear eyes are very dangerous and should never be used. Systane, blink, optive are all good. These are not good with contact lenses. ...Read more

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Why don't my eye drops work? Should I keep taking them?

Why don't my eye drops work? Should I keep taking them?

Drops: You can also send us a photo of the bottle to determine the issue. ...Read more

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What eye drops are used for glaucoma?

What eye drops are used for glaucoma?

Many types: Eye drops for glaucoma treat the internal elevated pressure by lower it. This can take the form of drops that lower the inflow or that increase the outflow. Drug companies are constantly working to improve the effectiveness, comfort and use of fewer drops to accomplish this goal. ...Read more

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Is itone eye drops useful in conjuctivitis?

Is itone eye drops useful in conjuctivitis?

Diagnose b4 treat: Allopathic eye drops are submitted to the fda for approval, whereas over the counter remedies such as ayurvedic eye drops are not regulated. There are hundreds of causes of red eye, and many causes of conjunctivitis. It is better to see an eye care professional for a diagnosis before self medicating with itone eye drops. ...Read more

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What eye drops can be used on conjuntivies?

What eye drops can be used on conjuntivies?

Depends: Conjunctivitis can be a result of infections, inflammation, allergies, chemicals, environmental, eyelid inflammation an medications. Depending on the cause, medications may be prescribed or over the counter drops like tears or antihistamines may be helpful. Warm compresses can help eyelid inflammation. So it is very helpful to have an exam to figure what the best treatment is for you. ...Read more

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What would be a great eye drops to keep eyes hydrated?

Lots of options: There is no one best option. What you want to use is an artificial tear drop or, if the condition is more severe, gel. The types with "get the red out" medicine i advise against. In mild dry eye, i usually recommend a 3 times a day schedule, regardless of symptoms. If that isn't sufficient, you can increase it. Persistent symptoms despite frequent use should prompt a visit to an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Cosopt eye drops effects?

Cosopt eye drops effects?

Eye pressure drop: This is a combination product of two generally effective agents that lower eye pressure. It is now available in a generic form. Your ophthalmologist (you are seeing a real doctor - an md?) prescribed this to treat your glaucoma and hopefully it is having the desired effect. ...Read more

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Any good allergy eye drops?

Any good allergy eye drops?

Ketotifen: This medication used to be available only with prescription. It is now available as zaditor (ketotifen) or alaway brands. Generics work just as well. It will cost much less than a copay. ...Read more

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Who needs alomide eye drops?

Who needs alomide eye drops?

Allergy drops: These drops are for allergic symptoms such as itching, redness, tearing, and swelling. ...Read more

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Is zylet eye drops ototoxic?

Is zylet eye drops ototoxic?

Not likely: Zylet does contain tobramycin which can be ototoxic in high dose systemic drug administration. The systemic absorption of Zylet in the usual prescribed amounts is miniscule and ototoxicity has not been reported for this. ...Read more

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Can eye drops treat keratitis?

Can eye drops treat keratitis?

Usually: Keratitis is a partial breakdown of the surface of the cornea. It can be infectious, neurogenic or simply from dryness. If your ophthalmologist has eliminated anything serious or chronic, eye drops can be helpful. ...Read more

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Which eye drops cure trachoma?

Which eye drops cure trachoma?

Antibiotics: Trachoma is eye infection it needs to be treated with antibiotics. Ithe patient needs to visit eye doc immediately. ...Read more

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Do eye drops contain steroids?

Some: Some prescription eye drops do. When in doubt, you can ask your eye doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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What eye drops combat glaucoma?

What eye drops combat glaucoma?

Medications: Several classes of medications are prescribed for treating glaucoma. These include: prostaglandin analogues, alpha adrenergic agonists, beta adrenergic antagonists, carbonic anhyrase inhibitors, cholinergic agonists, & hyperosmolar agents. In development are rhokinase inhibitors. Laser and incisional surgical treatments are also options. Primarily though, glaucoma is treated with eye drops. ...Read more

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Why does latanoprost eye drops do?

Why does latanoprost eye drops do?

Decreases pressure: Latanaprost (marketed as xalatan) is a drop used for glaucoma patients to lower intraocular pressure. As a side effect, it also grows eye lashes and makes them darker (marketed as latisse). ...Read more

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Does it burn when using eye drops?

Does it burn when using eye drops?

Depends: Most drops are tested to not sting much if at all. If the eye surface is disturbed, many drops that otherwise would not be a problem may sting. Many drops are soothing in fact. If the burning persists, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Why do some eye drops burn my eyes?

Why do some eye drops burn my eyes?

Depends: Some eye drops ph or the additive can be the cause. If the eye is dry any drop can burn it. Dry eye is very irritated and sensitive any drop can be irritating to it. ...Read more

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Which eye drops cause heterochromia?

Which eye drops cause heterochromia?

Heterochromia: Prostaglandin analogues used to treat glaucoma have risk in changing eye color. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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