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What Kind Of Eye Drops Can Be Used For My Dogs Dry Eyes
Eye allergy: Over the counter, alaway ; zaditor are safe for long term use. Other eye drops are fine for short term as long as you don't have issues that would Prohibit you from use of decongestants. Besides allergen avoidance, tear replacement to help with dry eye, and good eye wear protection, patanol/pataday, optivar, bepreve, elestat, and Lastacaft (alcaftadine) are usual choices. Some burn or tingle with application. ...Read more
Please may i know what causes dry eyes. I noticed patches in my eyes and heard to use lubricating eye drops. Is this okay?
Many things.: Dry eyes can be secondary to diseases like arthritis, and many related conditions, age, drugs, like antihistamines and birth control medications. Difficult to say what you describe as "patches" is, but the could be pinguecula, normal deposits of fat on the conjunctiva, nasal side or ear side. These are nothing to be concerned about. If red, painful or enlarging, see an eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contacts / red eyes: First you need to be sure that there is no contact lens related problem causing the redness, like overwear of lenses, old lenses with protein deposits, poor fit, lens solution irritation. Also, more serious problems like corneal ulcers cause redness. If the redness is purely from allergy or redness, artificial tears otc can help, and will not hurt the contact lenses. Avoid "get-the-red out" drops. ...Read more
I have watering in only one eye, what could be the cause of this. Will using refresh eye wash help it?
Red eyes: Are often associated with sunlight, cigarette smoke, dry eyes, and many other possible causes. As a first treatment, use artificial tears in both eyes several times a day for a week or two. If this doesn't help, see your eye doctor. Try avoiding "get the red out" drops, since these are not good to use on a long-term basis. ...Read more
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
Depends: Without knowing the cause of the swelling, it's hard to say. I would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist to diagnose your problem. She/he could then advise appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Can a cold cause blurry vision and kind burning eyes? Eye doctor says my eyes are healthy that i just have blepharitis wich i treat with warm compress
If viral cold, yes: Sometimes with the viral shedding in the tear film, there can be minor irritation or blurriness that goes away as soon as the cold does. If not, call your eye doctor so they can assess under a slit lamp examination. Meanwhile, if your eyes are feeling 'hot', cool compresses may be better than warm until the cold goes away. If eyes are feeling cool, or cold, the warm compresses would be comforting. ...Read more
Is it possible that any kind of eye drops produce eye floaters? I am afraid to use antibacterial eyedrops for this reason!
No.: Eye drops do not cause floaters. Floaters are usually due to precipitation of protein in the vitreous humor (the jelly that fills the eye ball). Eye drops stay on the surface of the eye. A person who has sudden onset of a huge number of floaters should consult an eye doctor, since that may be due to hemorrhage in the eye. ...Read more
What safe and effective eye drops can I use to make my eyes whiter and clear what currently appears as dirt?
Whats the brand for night ointment for dry eyes? What is brand for artificial eyes thats good(and can be used with cl) for dry eyes except restasis ?
How do I reverse redness in both eyes from eye drop over use, caused by months of using naphcon a eye drops?
Stop the Naphcon A: Excessive use of eye drops containing preservatives can cause a condition called "medicamentosa". Treatment involves stopping the offending eyedrop and switching to an artificial tear that does not contain preservatives. The labeling should state: "preservative free". Since many serious eye problems can cause redness you should contact a local eye doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Dry eye: Dry eye can not be cured but can be treated. It is treated with artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, you may need to see an eye doctor for prescription meds and/or punctal plugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Artificial tears: I would use artificial tears frequently, every 1-2 hours, avoiding generic brands that contain BAK which can be toxic. Also take omega 3 fatty acids (3000 - 4000 mgm per day and drink plenty of water. Also, you may try punctual plugs or Restasis. Most dry eyes after LASIK are temporary so your prognosis should be good. ...Read more
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