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What Is The Best Treatment For Red Rimmed Eyes
Heat, age, hygiene: Blepharitis gets worse when its hotter, as people age and as people fail to keep their eyelids clean. Regular lid hygiene (instructed by your doctor) with occaisional topical antibiotics controls it. Bad cases and patients with rosacea (see your doctor for this diagnosis) are often given systemic antibiotics (pills you take by mouth) in addition to topical. Its never cured-its controlled! ...Read more
This is caused by blepharitis or dandruff of the eyelids. It is typically caused by a staph infection that is almost always curable with antibiotic ointment or eyedrops. Prevention is best accomplished by using one of the over the counter lid scrub formulas such as sterilid foam or occusoft cleansing medicated pads. No tears baby shampoo is an older treatment in ...Read more
Lid scrubs: It depends on the cause of the redness. A common cause is blepharitis, which is inflammation and blockage of the oil glands that line the eyelids. The best treatment is to apply warm compresses for a few minutes and then scrub along the lash line using baby shampoo. Repeat this once or twice daily. If the redness doesn't improve after 3-4 weeks, see your eye md to rule out another cause. ...Read more
Blepharitis treatmen: The most common cause is blepharitis, commonly known as "granulated eyelids." this can go thru phases where the lids look quiet and other times red or inflammed. This is like having eczema, or dandruff, along the eyelids and leads to an inflammatory response that gives the redness. There are other causes, including dry eye and emotional upsets, i. E. Crying and rubbing the eye. ...Read more
Blepharitis-dandruff: This is caused by blepharitis or dandruff of the eyelids. It is typically caused by a staph infection that is almost always curable with antibiotic ointment or eyedrops. Prevention is best accomplished by using one of the over the counter lid scrub formulas such as sterilid foam or occusoft cleansing medicated pads. No tears baby shampoo is an older treatment in scrubbing the closed eyelids. ...Read more
Where: Cherry red spot is a term used in the retina after the central retinal artery occlusion. If some one has this the person needs immediate medical attention by both eye doc and internal med doc. The source for emboli could be carotid or cardiac (heart). The person needs echo cardiogram and carotid doppler. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for Spring allergies with runny nose, sneezing, itchy face, and itching, red, burning eyes?
Allergies: The best treatment is: get an allergy skin test before starting treatment to see what you are allergic to. Depending on results we see if OTC Claritin (loratadine) or other anti allergy meds will work for body & if a mast cell stabilizer or antihistamine or steroid drop is needed for the eyes. More info on Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com: "step ladder treatment for allergies". ...Read more
What is the best treatment for a red, painful eye resulting from an accident, a stick mistakenly hit the eye?
Corneal abrasion: Most likely the pain is due to a corneal abrasion, where there is a scratch on the cornea, the front surface of the eye. One also has to be concerned about a traumatic iritis, which is resultant inflammation inside the eye. Finally, there is the issue that the stick could have penetrated or perforated the cornea, which is an ophthalmic emergency. You should see your ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife had a pin eye.now my 10month old baby got it.is it medical emergency. He is normal otherwise.mild redness both eyes.any treatment needed?
This is not a: medical emergency. However, at his age, he should be seen by his pediatrician. He may just need treatment with antibiotic drops, but some conjunctivitis (pink eye) is associated with ear infections, even without other symptoms. Since he can't tell you whether or not his ear hurts, he should be examined. ...Read more
?eyelid problem: Look into a mirror and examine the inner surface of upper and lower eyelids to see if there is an object or cyst causing the symptoms. See an opthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment if you have visual problems or no relief. In the meantime bathe the eye with clean water. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Classic pink eye is a viral illness with a time frame of 3-8 days in most cases for the virus to be conquered and the eye to normalize. The redness will drop and disappear within these time frames depending upon which virus is the cause. There are other causes for eye redness so check in with your ophthalmologist for the best solution. ...Read more
I've been on keflex, 500 mg, four times a day for cellutis. Its only been a day of treatment. Redness is going away but spreading towards eye. Concern?
Allergies : Allergies cause red eyes and skin. Cold compress can relieve the swelling and redness. Cetaphil or eucerin cream can help with dry skin around the eyes. Over-the-counter allergy medicine, such as loratidine (claritin) or cetrizine (zyrtec) should be taken to stop the overall allergy. Over the counter eyedrops help relieve eye itching: zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eye drop for this. ...Read more
I have some sand feelings in my eyes .. what is a treatment ? Its painful my eyes get red and swell sometomes
Blepharitis?: Please make an appointment with your primary care physician or Ophthalmologist to rule out more serious problems. In the meantime, you can put warm wash cloths over the eyes and then use 1/2 baby no tears shampoo with 1/2 water on a Qtip or clean wash cloth to wash away any crusting around the eyes. Also would help to use sterile artificial tears in case of dry eyes. If visual changes, ER. now. ...Read more
Many possibilities: See an ophthalmologist for management.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi am 22 & have loads very red veins on both my eyes & r realy up setting me that i don't leave the house & carnt aford treatment can I get rid ? :(
Evaluate this: All eyes have some veins on the surface. Some have more than others and a few have an excess. You need an independent evaluation to see into which category you fall. There is no pharmaceutical way to rid yourself of these veins if they truly are in excess but laser treatment can help cut down the density. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer