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Can you use Lubricant eye drop like Visine tears, dry eye relief as long as you want? or they are same as decongestant drops? does lubricant eye drops help clearing allergens?

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Artificial tear yes

You can use artificial tear without an active medication for as long and as frequent as you want if it contains no preservative (single-use).
If it does contain a preservative (multi-use) then using the drop more than 4 times daily may induce corneal edema. Artificial tear may reduce eye allergy symptoms by rinsing off the allergens and mediator and is not a vascular decongestant.

In brief: Artificial tear yes

You can use artificial tear without an active medication for as long and as frequent as you want if it contains no preservative (single-use).
If it does contain a preservative (multi-use) then using the drop more than 4 times daily may induce corneal edema. Artificial tear may reduce eye allergy symptoms by rinsing off the allergens and mediator and is not a vascular decongestant.
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Dr. Mark Sibley
...FYI...Visine has 2 products...One helpful, one not helpful...Know the difference.. Visine to get the "red out" should NOT be taken...Visine to "get the DRY out" can be taken because it does not have the chemical tetrahydrozaline in it..
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

In brief: Tears

Make sure additive free and more like a natural tear saline solution.

In brief: Tears

Make sure additive free and more like a natural tear saline solution.
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