Lubricant Eye Drops

Eye solution used to moisten and lubricate dry eyes is called lubricant eye drops. It contains carboxymethylcellulose, dextran, glycerin, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate, polyvinyl alcohol, povidone, and propylene glycol. It is used to relieve burning, irritation, and discomfort caused by dry eyes, and it also protects the eye from injury and infections.

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How to reduce the residual refractive error after three months of Lasix and cxl?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently got LASIK and CXL in one eye, and Epi-LASIK for the other eye. The Epil-LASIK was done a month back. My vision is 6/18 with -2.5 in Epi-LASIK treated eye and 0.5 in LASIK treated eye. The enhancement was not possible as my cornea thickness was low. Can I use spectacles? Some...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can use glasses for residual refractive errors. Diplopia is common above 2 diopter difference. However, it may not be the case in every patient. Some people can tolerate larger differences as well. Also, using contact lenses is an option. You can use it in one eye or ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for the pain in my eye after I got hit by a toy bullet?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe pain in and around the eye after I got hit by a toy gun bullet unexpectedly. There is a slight redness in the cornea and a pricking sensation below the eye ball.  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As it is a blunt trauma, you have to be treated immediately. Pain is a significant symptom which needs to be evaluated soon because it could be due to superficial tears or abrasions. You will need a slit lamp examination. Later, you will also need a retina screening to...  Read Full »

What can I do for my dry eye problems caused due to computer usage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having dry eye problems since the last three years due to heavy computer usage. The eyes feel dry, and sometimes there is burning. Reading strains my eyes. I take Omega 369 tablets when this problem occurs, and then I would be alright for 15 to 30 days. But, it would resurface af...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no permanent treatment for dry eyes. The treatment options are: Take a break after every hour of computer work. Blink a lot. Apply cold compresses. Use anti-glare glasses. Use lubricating eyedrop frequently like refresh tears. You may use either Omega-3 fatty...  Read Full »

Why am I facing dry eyes and irritation for the last five years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old male. I have dry eyes and irritation since the last five years, especially when I wake up in the mornings. I consulted with an eye care specialist, but they found nothing wrong. My sugar levels were checked five times, and it came back normal all the times, except ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dryness of the eyes is a very common condition these days due to excessive use of mobile phones, television, and laptop. There is no permanent treatment for dryness. It may be normal if it persists for a few days. But, it might continue for a longer time, due to a chan...  Read Full »

What should I do if my eyes are inflamed after a trauma?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an eye inflammation due to an unintended punch that I received. My eye looks red and swollen. Please let me know some medications for the same.  Read Full »


Dr. Shikha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you feel any problems in vision and restricted mobility on one side, you should rush to the emergency room immediately. Get an x-ray of the orbit done on the affected side. Get your intraocular pressure and retina checked by an ophthalmologist. For swelling, you ca...  Read Full »

How to overcome eye strain caused by the overuse of computers?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old woman, and I have tested 20/20 vision all my life. I believe I am experiencing eye strain from overuse of computer, but unfortunately, I cannot cut down on my computer use because it is integral to my profession. My symptom is a slightly blurry vision, which begins...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A 20/20 vision does not rule out a refractive error. A lot of people have small numbers or latent hyperopia. This usually can be made to manifest by cycloplegic refraction or by fogging. Small errors may need to be corrected if you use computers for a longer time. Also...  Read Full »

My eyelids seems to droop even when I am in a relaxed state. Is it due to ptosis?

Query: Hi doctor, From the past 12 months, my eyelids seem to droop when in a normal or relaxed state. It takes an effort to perform any kind of activity. I am doing eye exercises, but their effects are temporary. My eyelids close even more often after I use mobile or laptop. Could it be ptosis? If yes, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your photos very carefully (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is no significant ptosis in your eyes. Recently acquired ptosis, which worsens with efforts, is suggestive of myasthenia gravis. I would recommend you to consult a local...  Read Full »

Why am I having my eyes sensitive to neon green?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male, who weighs 240 lbs and I am 6.3 feet tall. My eyes are extremely sensitive to neon green, and it is so severe that I develop physical discomfort and loss of visual acuity when exposed to large amounts of it. Why is this?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Staring at lights causes bleaching of retinal receptors momentarily, so later we see an opposite colored spot. But this happens with all colors and is not specific to neons. Also, sometimes a little dryness or allergic condition of the eye can cause intolerance to bright ...  Read Full »

I experience white haze more with contact lenses. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a contact lens and glass user. I had not worn my contacts for three days but changed the solution each day. I put my contacts on today and noticed that it looked like I saw a white haze. The weird thing about it has I only noticed it when an area is not well. I thought that it is bec...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There could be two reasons. The lenses may have micro scratches, and hence the blurring with contacts only. Sometimes the cornea starves for oxygen on using lenses causing epithelial haze or punctate spots. This can lead to haze. This happens because of protein built up ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a treatment for my husband's eye problem.

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is a contact lens wearer for more than 15 years. He changed the contact lens brand as per optometrist advise. Within a week, he started rubbing the eyes and got a point of laceration and then infection in the right eye. The infection also has spread to the other eye. Six months...  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history you described and the prescription attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the corneal ulcer in both eyes after contact lens wear may be due to contact lens infection, infected lens solution or trauma during wearing or removing. But, i...  Read Full »

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