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What is a good eye wash for red eyes?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: Eyedrops

Eyewashes really are not good for red eyes as they will wash out mucin and protective oils which irritates the eyes and makes them redder. Using eyedrops like systane and refresh can moisten the eyes and relieve some redness.
Do not use drops that say 'gets the red out' as these are drying. If persistent see an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and better treatment.

In brief: Eyedrops

Eyewashes really are not good for red eyes as they will wash out mucin and protective oils which irritates the eyes and makes them redder. Using eyedrops like systane and refresh can moisten the eyes and relieve some redness.
Do not use drops that say 'gets the red out' as these are drying. If persistent see an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and better treatment.
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