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Could similasan dry eye relief drops also work for irritated red pink eye?

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Pink eye

If red pink eye is due to a virus, artificial tears will help relieve symptoms of irritation and should do no harm (non preserved are best as can use every hr if need; preserved no more than 4x/d); but they do not cure virus: needs to run its course 2 wks; see eyeMD if need stronger meds for relief & for rapid antigen test to see if is a virus.

In brief: Pink eye

If red pink eye is due to a virus, artificial tears will help relieve symptoms of irritation and should do no harm (non preserved are best as can use every hr if need; preserved no more than 4x/d); but they do not cure virus: needs to run its course 2 wks; see eyeMD if need stronger meds for relief & for rapid antigen test to see if is a virus.
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