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What type of eye drops is best for itchy eyes?

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Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: There are many

The best are antihistamine and mast cell inhibitors.
Avoid vasoconstrictors like visine that gets the red out as they can make matters worse if used too frequently.

In brief: There are many

The best are antihistamine and mast cell inhibitors.
Avoid vasoconstrictors like visine that gets the red out as they can make matters worse if used too frequently.
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cool compresses

Cooler temperatures helps relieve itching.
Avoid warm compresses. These will bring more histamine to the itchy area and increase the problem.

In brief: Cool compresses

Cooler temperatures helps relieve itching.
Avoid warm compresses. These will bring more histamine to the itchy area and increase the problem.
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology

In brief: Itchy eyes

I usually have patients start with a preservative free artificial tear, such as theratears.
Keep them cold, and they will be more soothing. If the tears don't help, then try zaditor over-the counter twice a day for a few weeks. If this does not work, ask your ophthalmologist for Pataday or lastacaft, (alcaftadine) both once-a-day potent drops for ocular allergies.

In brief: Itchy eyes

I usually have patients start with a preservative free artificial tear, such as theratears.
Keep them cold, and they will be more soothing. If the tears don't help, then try zaditor over-the counter twice a day for a few weeks. If this does not work, ask your ophthalmologist for Pataday or lastacaft, (alcaftadine) both once-a-day potent drops for ocular allergies.
Dr. Theodore Wu
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