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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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I have eye irritation and an earthworm image in front of my eyes. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 30 years old. Sometimes, I have an eye irritation. I have an earthworm image in front of eyes. Please help me to clear this issue.  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that you have two questions, one concerning occasional irritation and the second regarding a linear worm-like image floating in front of your eye. My advice to you is for irritation, use over-the-counter lubricant eyedrops 4 to 6 times a day. These will ...  Read Full »

My eyes got swollen and a thin membrane came out. Advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I realized I have a white spot on the edge of my iris for many years. I thought it was the light or some kind of dust so I tried to remove it but it would not go away. So I thought it has something to do with infections. I want to know what it is. I use spect...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You may have allergic conjunctivitis. Eye allergies, called allergic conjunctivitis, are a common condition that occurs when the eyes react to something that irritates them (called an allergen). The eyes produce a subst...  Read Full »

I have an eyelid bump. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an eyelid bump which is not going away. What is the treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you please send me an image of your eye, so that I can see the bump and comment on it? Revert with more information to an eye care ophthalmologist online -->  Read Full »

How are dry eyes treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I spend nine hours daily in front of a computer for the last five years. I have developed dry eye problem before two years and consulted a doctor. The doctor suggested Omega 369 tablets (Fultos 369) for 15 days and an eye drop (Softdrops) daily. The dry eye problem cured after taking tabl...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all complete the duration of treatment with Osmega capsule (Omega-3 fatty acid) for three months continuously on once a day basis. Eye drop that you are using is a lubricant eye drop, which you can use it as long. Lubricant eye drops as such have no side eff...  Read Full »

After Lasik, I have eye itching with small wounds on my eyelid. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I had Lasik in the beginning of last year. I have a dandruff issue with my hair. After a few months of surgery, occasionally I had eye itching. When I visited my doctor, he said that it is due to dandruff and asked to clean eyelid with baby shampoo. After cleaning, I used to feel relieved...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to These are normal meibomian gland duct openings in the border of the lower eyelid. They are abnormally protruded and this is known as meibomitis. You should continue shampoo wash. In addition, do warm compresses and use lubricant eye drops three to four times in a day...  Read Full »

How can I get cured from dry eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42-year-old male living in a cold place. My weight is 171.96 pounds, and my height is 5 feet and 6 inches. I am suffering from dry eye problems for about ten years, and I have nearsightedness. My eyes are very sensitive to light. So, I use dark spectacles when I go outside and norm...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Dry eye syndrome is a very common issue these days especially if you live in a cold place. Vision problems are common at the age of 40. You have not mentioned whether your visual issues are far or near. Presbyopia often sets in aroun...  Read Full »

What do broken blood vessels in my eye indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I take Lisinopril for blood pressure, Symbicort for asthma, Metformin for PCOS, and Flonase for allergies. Today I was sitting and just talking and I got a pain in my left eye. I went to the restroom and looked in the mirror and I guess I had a broken blood vessel. What is worrying m...  Read Full »

Dr. Bachar Khoury

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is called subconjunctival hemorrhage. It happens when a blood vessel bursts and gives some blood out, under the superficial layer of the eye called conjunctiva. It happens because of high pressure in the vessel like high blood pressure or coughing or constipation o...  Read Full »

Why is there a broken eye vessel and pressure behind my eye for past ten days?

Query: Hello doctor, I have what looks like to me a broken eye vessel in my left eye but I want to be sure that what it is. I have had it for about 8 to 10 days now. It is annoying. I need it to be gone. There is some pressure behind the eye that is more of an annoyance than pain. The past few nights, I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Agarwal Krishna Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have looked at the pictures uploaded by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You should not worry. It is not a serious condition. You have developed a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. It can be caused due to many factors, but a mild injury to the eye d...  Read Full »

I am using Refresh eye drops for five years. Will it be a problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 66-year-old male with no hypertension and non-diabetic. Since many years I have the dry eye problems and have been using Refresh tears drops or Refresh Liquigel. Last year, I developed frequent twitching of eyes and eye specialist prescribed the same eye drops and fish oil 1200 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to be suffering from what we call myokymia. It is a benign twitching of the eyelids. It has been known to be associated with dry eye and other ocular surface disorders. The other know factors which cause and aggravate it are drinking coffee or tea, working outd...  Read Full »

The eye drops drain into my mouth. Is it dangerous?

Query: Hello doctor, The eye drops Loteprednol and Tobramycin drain into my mouth through my eye. I am now feeling the taste of the medicine into my mouth. Is it dangerous? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, it is not dangerous. It just goes to show that drainage of tears is very good in your body so do not worry. The next time when you put drops, put pressure on the nasal side of the lower eyelid for one minute. It will not reach your mouth. But the Loteprednol (ste...  Read Full »

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