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Is any treatment needed for bloodshot eyes?

Is any treatment needed for bloodshot eyes?

Probably: Depends on the cause. If from "pink eye"-time & maybe antibiotic eye drops. If from allergies-tx w/ allergy med. If from subconjunctival hemorrhage (tiny broken blood vessel in 1 eye only)-heals on it's own w/in 2 wks. If from corneal abrasion or ulcer-need to see eye doc for tx. If from lack of sleep-sleep more. If from contacts-wear glasses more. If not improving w/ initial tx-pls see your doc. ...Read more

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Could eye drops work for red eye?

Could eye drops work for red eye?

The cause: of the red eye is important to diagnose. This will dictate the type of drop that will be used for treatment. It's best to have an eye exam so your doctor can recommend the appropriate treatment for your red eye. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the best eye drops for itchy allergy eyes?

What are the best eye drops for itchy allergy eyes?

Depends: Some people have itchy eyes from irritants & dollar store eye drops/artificial tears wash will do fine. That can also work for some allergic eye issues by washing out the pollen/etc. Allergan makes an OTC "Zadator" which some find helpful. There are others but some try several before they find one that helps and fits their budget. ...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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What are the best OTC eye drops for red eyes?

What are the best OTC eye drops for red eyes?

See your eye doctor.: Better to see your eye doctor to determine the cause of the red eye prior to resorting to an over the counter (otc) drop for red eyes. You may require a prescription medication. In my opinion, there is no "best" otc drop for red eyes. When i see a patient that complains of red eyes and has been using an otc drop for red eyes, i generally cringe. Otc drops for red eyes in excess can get the red in. ...Read more

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What eye drops are most effective for red eyes while wearing contacts?

What eye drops are most effective for red eyes while wearing contacts?

Rewetting drops: The only drops you should use with contact lenses in your eyes are contact lens rewetting drops. These are found in the store near the artificial tears and are labelled "for use with contact lenses." do not use allergy or other drops with your contact lenses. ...Read more

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Do eye drops for contacts reduce eye redness from bloodshot eyes?

Do eye drops for contacts reduce eye redness from bloodshot eyes?

No: Redness in the eye could be contact lens intolerance, allergy, inflammation, and many other things that no doctor can diagnose without a proper eye exam. Don't let this linger and get an ophthalmologist to examine you. ...Read more

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Reasons for watering eyes?

Reasons for watering eyes?

Many possibilities: Watering eyes could be a normal response to wind/bright light/cold temperatures. If excessive, then an eye exam could determine if you have evaporative dry eye, inadequate tear drainage, lid malpositions, etc. ...Read more

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What type of eye drops is best for itchy eyes?

What type of eye drops is best for itchy eyes?

There are many: The best are antihistamine and mast cell inhibitors. Avoid vasoconstrictors like visine that gets the red out as they can make matters worse if used too frequently. ...Read more

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Can alcon (patanol) eye drops be used for red eyes? Need expert opinions!

Can alcon (patanol) eye drops be used for red eyes? Need expert opinions!

Perhaps: Patanol (olopatadine) is specifically indicated for relief of ocular allergy symptoms which may include redness. However, redness can also be caused by a variety of other ocular problems beyond allergy for which Patanol (olopatadine) may not be the appropriate medication. You should see your ophthalmologist if your redness is ongoing, accompanied by discharge or pain or not resolving quickly. ...Read more

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Can visine for contacts relieve red eyes?

Can visine for contacts relieve red eyes?

Depends on the cause: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is the most recommended eye drops for dry, itchy eyes?

What is the most recommended eye drops for dry, itchy eyes?

Several: Various over the counter artificial tears, some are more watery vs. Oily, thicker tear lasts longer but can blur vision more. Try several to see what works best. Over the counter antihistamines can help with itching due to allergies. ...Read more

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Remedies for pink eye?

Remedies for pink eye?

Pink eye treatment: It depends on the cause. It could be an infection, tired eyes or even dry eyes. Consult with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What eye drops are good for relieving dry eyes?

Artificial tears: Lubricating eye drops without chemicals that relieve redness are the best drops to start with. If you do not get relief after several days of using the drops 4 times per day, see an eye doctor to evaluate if other treatments would work better for you. ...Read more

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Are eye contacts really bad for your eyes?

Are eye contacts really bad for your eyes?

Not if used properly: Contact lenses are a medical device, just like a drug. If used properly, they are safe and effective. If used improperly, they can cause severe problems. See your eye doctor if you are interesting in contact lens wear. ...Read more

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Are eye drops the only solution for red, itchy eyes?

Are eye drops the only solution for red, itchy eyes?

No: Depends on the problem. If there's something anatomic that can be treated, or some irritant that can be removed/avoided, or some treatment like punctal plug for associated dry eye... ...Read more

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Which eye drops are used for dilating eyes for eye exams?

Which eye drops are used for dilating eyes for eye exams?

Several: There are several. The most common are phenylephrine, tropicamide, and cyclopentolate. The duration of effect varies. Dilation must be done with caution because it could precipitate an attack of high pressures in certain eyes causing permanent damage. Your doctor will look for this risk prior to dilating ...Read more

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What is the most recommended eye drops for itchy/watery eyes with contacts?

What is the most recommended eye drops for itchy/watery eyes with contacts?

Artificial tears: Can use rewetting drops. If there a lot of protein deposits buildup, then may need a better lens cleaning system or shorter wear schedule. If it's an allergy related to contact lens wear though, then may need a contact lens holiday and possibly other antihistamine or steroids. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for a swollen eye lid?

What are treatment options for a swollen eye lid?

Swollen Eye Lid: Warm compress, lid scrubs, possibly topical or even oral antibiotics. Most importantly, it is important to find out the reason or etiology of this lid swelling. A thorough and complete ophthalmologic exam is warranted asap.If there is any discharge an eye culture would be reccomended .A history of any concomitant infection is important to know. Recent cold or uri. Do not ignore this. See dr asap! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lazy eye?

What is the treatment for lazy eye?

Patches/glasses/drop: First, it depends on the age of the patient. Most lazy eye (amblyopia) should be treated before age 9-10. The patient needs a complete, dilated eye exam to deterine need for glasses and to rule out any other underlying conditions. Patching or dilating drops are then used in the stronger eye to force the use of the weak eye to make it stronger. see also: http://www.aapos.org/terms/conditions/21 ...Read more

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Is any treatment needed for bloodshot eyes?

Probably: Depends on the cause. If from "pink eye"-time & maybe antibiotic eye drops. If from allergies-tx w/ allergy med. If from subconjunctival hemorrhage (tiny broken blood vessel in 1 eye only)-heals on it's own w/in 2 wks. If from corneal abrasion or ulcer-need to see eye doc for tx. If from lack of sleep-sleep more. If from contacts-wear glasses more. If not improving w/ initial tx-pls see your doc. ...Read more

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Very bloodshot eyes?

Very bloodshot eyes?

Broad Answer: If you're looking for causes, there are a whole lot, with allergies, irritants and infection at the top of the list. If you're looking for fixes, that depends on the cause. Evaluation by a physician will narrow down the cause and help find a better, more specific treatment that can avoid unwanted side effects. ...Read more

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How could i treat my bloodshot eyes?

Eye hygiene: The most common cause of bloodshot eyes is blepharitis, or inflammation of the eyelids. Often the lid margins are also red. be sure to clean your eyelids well with terry-cloth towel and warm water every day. You may also have either dry-eye or allergy condition. See eye doctor if this persists. ...Read more

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In what way can I fix my bloodshot eyes?

In what way can I fix my bloodshot eyes?

Lubricate: Protect them from drying out/sunglasses artificial tears without preservatives staying well hydrated good nutrition with omega 3 minimize use of caffeinated beverages good hygiene/warm compresses for lids and lashes. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have bloodshot eyes?

What should I do if I have bloodshot eyes?

Seek help: This can be something as benign as allergies, environmental factors to more serious conditions includin chronic infection, dry eyes, or even a manifestation of systemic disease such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc, you should see your ophthalmologist and not wait. ...Read more

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Causes of bloodshot eyes besides partying?

Causes of bloodshot eyes besides partying?

Some examples & tx's: "pink eye"-time & maybe antibiotic eye drops. If from allergies-tx w/ allergy med. If from subconjunctival hemorrhage (tiny broken blood vessel in 1 eye only)-heals on it's own w/in 2 wks. If from corneal abrasion or ulcer-need to see eye doc for tx. If from lack of sleep-sleep more. If from contacts-wear glasses more. If not improving w/ initial tx-pls see your doc. ...Read more

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What are some reasons a person could have bloodshot eyes?

What are some reasons a person could have bloodshot eyes?

Red eyes: Could be cluster headaches, eye infection, glaucoma, foreign object etc... Please get evaluated. ...Read more

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What are ways to prevent bloodshot eyes?

What are ways to prevent bloodshot eyes?

Allergy, dryness: Common causes of eye redness include allergy, dry eye, irritation from airborne particles (smoke, dust), and chronic eyelid inflammation / infection. It is reasonable to see an eye doctor for guidance and to make a diagnosis. Avoid "get the red out" drops as these are irritating and only temporarily blanch out vessels. Artificial tears, avoiding airborne irritants and allergens, and eyelid hygeine. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of bloodshot eyes?

How do I get rid of bloodshot eyes?

Depends on cause: It depends on cause.Subconjunctival hemorrhages clear over the times without any treatment. If due to infection, inflammation or allergy appropriate treatment if it does not go away within two weeks you need to be checked. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bloodshot eyes?

How can I get rid of bloodshot eyes?

Depends on the cause: If you have a dry eye condition that is causing it, you can try over the counter artificial tears. Avoid situations that aggregate it such as exposure to dry air, smoke or allergens. Allergies usually have a trigger, such as cosmetics, so eliminating them will help. Using allergy drops for short periods of time may help to ease symptoms. If condition persists longer than several weeks seek care. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bloodshot eyes fast?

How to get rid of bloodshot eyes fast?

No quick way: People always want a cure... A magic wand but since blood shot eyes can be from just too little sleep - try some rest. If that does not work go see an eye doc. ...Read more

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Whats a good way to get rid of bloodshot eyes?

Whats a good way to get rid of bloodshot eyes?

Depends on the cause: See an eye doctor to determine the cause then the best treatment can be outlined. ...Read more

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I have bloodshot eyes?Any way to get rid of them?

I have bloodshot eyes?Any way to get rid of them?

Allergic conjuctivit: You may also have allergies. If the lubricant does not work use an over the counter antihistamine eye drop and see if it works after you try the lubricants. Then you can see the ent doc who does allergy or an allergist for a stronger antihistamine drop and to get your allergies tested. ...Read more

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Does using a laptop a lot give you bloodshot eyes?

Does using a laptop a lot give you bloodshot eyes?

Yes and no: The laptop computer itself does not cause red eyes, but staring at the computer for long periods of time allows the eyes to dry out, which can produce redness. Using artificial tears and/or taking frequent rest periods thought the duration of continued computer work can be helpful. See your eye doctor for other strategies which may be helpful. ...Read more

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What can be done about red, swollen, bloodshot eyes?

Find the cause: Redness and swelling are general markers of inflammation. The inflammation could have several causes, each treated differently. You can try lubricating drops but the best thing would be to see an eye doctor for diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Any home remedy's to treat bloodshot eyes from contacts?

Any home remedy's to treat bloodshot eyes from contacts?

Eye & contact care: Be sure you're cleaning and using your contacts as directed by your eye doctor. Consider switching to daily disposable contacts if you use monthly contacts. Consider wearing your glasses more often to give your eyes more breaks from the contacts. Consider other causes, such as allergies or "pink eye". If you're not improving on your own, please talk w/ your eye doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bloodshot eyes. Any advice on getting rid of it?

I have a bloodshot eyes. Any advice on getting rid of it?

Possible infection: There are many caused of bloodshot eyes, including infections, dry eyes, blepharitis( eyelid inflammation) and other causes. Instead of trying over the counter remedies, you should see your eye doctor to find out the cause and get treatment to avoid any damage to your eyes. Do this ASAP. ...Read more