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I have very dry eyes. I roll my eyes because it makes them feel better but it's becoming a problem. My eyes sting alot but I can't use eye drops?

I have very dry eyes. I roll my eyes because it makes them feel better but it's becoming a problem. My eyes sting alot but I can't use eye drops?

Artificial tears: I would advise the use of artificial tears / lubricating eye drops. Those are relatively benign. Follow up with an ophthalmologist to make sure there isn't a secondary reason for your dry eyes. ...Read more

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Hi, eyes burn and sting randomly, or while yawning or tearing up. Starts one side, the other side hurts after. Eye discharge in morning. Eye drops burn?

Hi, eyes burn and sting randomly, or while yawning or tearing up. Starts one side, the other side hurts after. Eye discharge in morning. Eye drops burn?

Dry eyes: Eye burning is most often due to drying of tear film or unstable tear film (unless a chemical or allergen has entered your eye). Discharge is from bacteria. See Eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com on how to use warm lid compresses, diluted tea tree oil, artificial tears, increased omega 3 in diet to relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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When I put in eye drops (lubricant, antihistamine, any kind) eyes "react" and burn, sting, get watery and get red before clearing up. Why?

When I put in eye drops (lubricant, antihistamine, any kind) eyes "react" and burn, sting, get watery and get red before clearing up. Why?

Can happen: Several eye drops are known to cause stinging or burning in eye when initially applied. This can make you feel that eye seems to be more red. As long as the symptoms go away, I wouldn't worry about it at all. ...Read more

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Left eye=blurry, glassy, dry, reddish, + mild stinging for three weeks. Wearing contacts makes it worse, but moisturizing eye drops help. What to do?

Left eye=blurry, glassy, dry, reddish, + mild stinging for three weeks. Wearing contacts makes it worse, but moisturizing eye drops help. What to do?

You definitely need: To see your/an ophthalmologist. I would recommend that you don't wear your contact lenses until you have that exam and are cleared to do so by that doctor. ...Read more

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I just used bloodshot eye drops to take away the redness however, now there's a stinging pain and it slighltly took the redness away.

I just used bloodshot eye drops to take away the redness however, now there's a stinging pain and it slighltly took the redness away.

Dry eye: This suggests you have a dry eye syndrome and using the appropriate drops...starting with arificial tears and advancing, should be effective. Use drops as often as needed You will get no benefit by keeping them in the container. ...Read more

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Daily eye drops for whiter eyes?

Daily eye drops for whiter eyes?

Tear replacement: Most eye reddnening is from eye dryness which can be treated with over the counter lubricating or tear replacement drops. The drops that say 'gets the red out' are drying so avoid these unless you need an acute whitening for something like a picture. If you think your redness is chronic, see your ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can eye drops help blood shot eyes?

Can eye drops help blood shot eyes?

Yes: Drops with vasoconstrictors such as visine can take the red out temporarily, so using them once for photos or something is ok, but don't use them regularly or you can get rebound redness when stopping them. Best to treat the cause however. ...Read more

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Are clear eyes similar to visine eye drops?

Are clear eyes similar to visine eye drops?

Yes: Both brands have different formulations: some are just artificial tears, and some 'get the red out'. The 'red out' ones have vasoconstrictors in them that make the eye look white for a time, but don't address the reason why the eye is red in the first place (e.g., dry eye, allergic eye), and the eye vessels often bounce back to full redness after the drop wears off, especially when used daily. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for dry eyes other than eye drops?

Is there a cure for dry eyes other than eye drops?

Yes: There are punctal occlusion and latisse (bimatoprost). Talk to your ophthalmologist about these options. ...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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Long term usage of eye drops for dry eyes causes harm?

Long term usage of eye drops for dry eyes causes harm?

Not usually: Can be helpful if you do a lot of computer work that involves a lot of staring. The eyes don't blink as often. Thus, dry eye syndrome is common with people spending a significant amount of time on the computer each day. ...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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Do corticosteroid eye drops "take the red out" of your eyes?

Corticosteriods.: Depending on the cause, steroids can take the red out if it is inflamatory. Chronic use of steroids systemically or eyedrops can lead to glaucoma and cataracts. Need M.D.'s examination and assistance with steroids. ...Read more

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How can I keep my eyes moisturized without having eye drops?

How can I keep my eyes moisturized without having eye drops?

It is difficult: Dry eyes can be caused by various factors, and we have few great methods of improving them. The most simple and successful is the use of artificial tears. Additionally, there are medicated eye drops and devices that can allow the tears we make not to drain away from our eyes. The key is to determine and treat the underlying cause of your dry eyes. See an eye doctor to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Need docs answers! What eye drops are good to cure dry eyes?

Need docs answers! What eye drops are good to cure dry eyes?

Dry eyes: There is no cure for dry eyes. They can be treated effectively with a variety of different artificial tears. It's important to have your eyes evaluated by an ophthalmologist to determine if there is another cause for your symptoms besides dry eyes. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use eye drops for dry eyes when your wearing contacts?

Contacts: Yes. It is ok to use eye drops for dry eye when wearing contact lenses. If you are concerned about it, there are specific drops available over-the-counter specifically made of contact lens patients. ...Read more

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What is the best contact lens solution and eye drops for dry eyes?

What is the best contact lens solution and eye drops for dry eyes?

Peroxide-based: Peroxide-based cleaners, such as clear care, are the best for this.

For artificial tears, get the ones that state they are for use with contact lenses. ...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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Why can I not get my eyes tested for new glasses when using prednisolone eye drops

No reason.: Prednisone eye drops in and of themselves is not a reason to hold off on eyeglass measurement. However, if you have inflammation, and this is why you are taking the drops, that's the reason. ...Read more

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Can I put lubricating eye drops on my eyes while wearing contact lenses? Thanks ;)

Can I put lubricating eye drops on my eyes while wearing contact lenses? Thanks ;)

Rewetting solution: Is better formulated and allow your contacts to potentially last longer. ...Read more

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What compounds are found in the eye drops used to dilate your eyes in eye examinations?

Usually: Typically, tropicamide and phenylephrine are used for adults. For kids, depending on age and ocular problem, they may use or even add a drop called cyclopentolate. ...Read more