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I have a cataract in one eye, is it safe to use eye drops, when my eye is irritating ?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Dry eye is the most common cause of eye irritation (can be due to meibomian gland disease/blepharitis or rosacea), - can be chronic if not addressed properly.
Use lid hygiene (info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com) routine, artificial tears (non-preserved tears are best) for relief.

In brief: Yes

Dry eye is the most common cause of eye irritation (can be due to meibomian gland disease/blepharitis or rosacea), - can be chronic if not addressed properly.
Use lid hygiene (info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com) routine, artificial tears (non-preserved tears are best) for relief.
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

All over the counter eye drops should not be a problem and safe.

In brief: Yes

All over the counter eye drops should not be a problem and safe.
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Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on drops

Most over the counter drops should be fine to use.
Even prescription eye drops will not generally affect cataract development, with the exception of steroids.

In brief: Depends on drops

Most over the counter drops should be fine to use.
Even prescription eye drops will not generally affect cataract development, with the exception of steroids.
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Depending on your symptoms, you may use artificial tears for dry eye irritation, antihistamine eye drops for itchiness, and if more serious than this, you may want to see your eye md for additional treatment options.

In brief: Yes

Depending on your symptoms, you may use artificial tears for dry eye irritation, antihistamine eye drops for itchiness, and if more serious than this, you may want to see your eye md for additional treatment options.
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