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My dry eyes are only responding well to antibiotic eye drops but not panatol and optive?

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Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dry eye treatment

The reason your eyes are only responding to the antibiotic drops is the fact that there may be an infectious or inflammatory component to your eye symptoms.
The antibiotics are treating that, helping your eyes feel better. Eventually, if you continue having dry eye symptoms, then optive (or other artificial tears) are the best drops to use chronically. Follow-up with your eye doctor not better.

In brief: Dry eye treatment

The reason your eyes are only responding to the antibiotic drops is the fact that there may be an infectious or inflammatory component to your eye symptoms.
The antibiotics are treating that, helping your eyes feel better. Eventually, if you continue having dry eye symptoms, then optive (or other artificial tears) are the best drops to use chronically. Follow-up with your eye doctor not better.
Dr. Richard Wieder
Dr. Richard Wieder
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Eye drops

Patanol (olopatadine) and optive will work only in cases of allergic conjunctivitis.
You must have an infection in your eyes and thats why the medicine is working.

In brief: Eye drops

Patanol (olopatadine) and optive will work only in cases of allergic conjunctivitis.
You must have an infection in your eyes and thats why the medicine is working.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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