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Eye drops

Hi Elaine Typically, the artificial tears that you find in pharmacies such as Refresh/Refresh Plus or Tears Naturale contain very plain/neutral substances such as carboxymethylcellulose or polyvinyl alcohol, which serve functions such as to thicken the eyedrop and keep it around the eye a bit longe...
16 Nov 2018
Which eye drop is best depends on the situation. After LASIK, all patients are routinely given preservative free artificial tears such as Tears Naturale Free or Refresh Plus. Relatively liquid preparations such as these are usually used first as they feel comfortable and ‘refr...
19 Oct 2018
Yes the post-op is indeed about 2-3 days, after which you will be able to return to work as normal. Exercise wise, the recommendation to be safe that most doctors would advise is about 1 month. This applies to all sorts of exercises where you may get hit in the eye – ball g...
26 Jan 2018
A common reason for red painful eyes is infection (conjunctivitis). Staring does not transmit it. However, it is usually caused by a virus, often a flu virus, which is transmitted by droplets e.g. cough and mucous secretions via surfaces and the air. So if you harbor the vir...
4 Apr 2018
Hi Cherie Although it is quite common for the eyes to get somewhat drier after LASIK, what you are experiencing seems to be more severe than average. Most people with post LASIK dry eyes are fine with more frequent use of preservative free artificial tears, sometimes in combin...
27 Mar 2018
it is good that you take notice of such symptoms and are aware of how your eyes are feeling as well as closely following the eye doctor’s advice. With regards to your situation, I would assume you swim in a swimming pool, yes? Swimming pool water contains significant amoun...
26 Jan 2018
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