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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What causes sudden blurred vision and light sensitivity?

Query: Hi doctor, Around six years ago, I used 0.50 power spectacles for sudden blurred near vision. The same thing happened yesterday. Again, I am feeling sensitivity to light now. There is no pain, fever or eye itching.  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Photophobia or light sensitivity and blurring of near vision could indicate one of the following conditions: Dry eyes. Computer vision syndrome. Uveitis or intraocular inflammation. Ocular migraine. Idiopathic or unknown cause. While first two are benign conditions and re...  Read Full »

Why do my eyes hurt after staring at a computer for 30 minutes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a programmer, and I use the computer for 12 hours every day. My eyes start hurting after 30 minutes of staring at the computer. I do not have any vision issues, apart from the pain that I feel.  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Prolonged working on laptop, TV, mobile, or even studying, can cause computer vision syndrome. Computer vision syndrome is a condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer or other display device for uninterrupted periods of time. Some symptoms of CVS include...  Read Full »

I have some blister-like bumps on the white of the eye. What are they?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some mild generalized pain in the left eye, which is noticeable when blinking or moving the eye. There appear to be a few small blister-like bumps on the white of the eye. There is some slight yellowing in the area of the bumps, and red irritated looking blood vessels surrounding ...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.This seems to be Pinguecula (raised thickening of the conjunctiva). These are small elastotic nodular lesions. They are usually innocuous but may get inflamed occasionally known as pingueculitis.You may require the following medications based on your symptoms. Consult yo...  Read Full »

I have dry eyes after a LASIK surgery. Is there some medication I can try?

Query: Hi doctor,About two years ago, I did LASIK surgery to correct short-sightedness. I recovered from it and have a normal vision now. The trouble note is my eyes gets dry soon. And sometimes when I wake up I cannot even open my eyes as it is too dry and I need to keep it closed until it waters which ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry, but there is no permanent treatment or cure for dry eyes, but yes with treatment, your life will become comfortable. To treat dry eyes, we need to find the type and severity of dry eyes. The type of dry eyes is established by the clinical examination of the...  Read Full »

Are there any drops that can heal a pterygium?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from pterygium from last two years. I feel a burning sensation and redness in my eyes the whole day, currently using rose water as suggested by an Ayurvedic doctor. Is there any drops which heal it permanently without surgery? I found one online. Could you please suggest ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a very small pterygium. I would not recommend surgery for this small pterygium. I am sorry but there is no medicine to treat pterygium. One may claim anything, but we usually do not recommend any medicine unless it is approved by FDI. You may use lubricating...  Read Full »

Why does my eye hurt after wearing contact lens?

Query: Hi doctor, I put in my contact lenses in the morning and everything is fine. But, a few hours later, my left contact moves and slides. When I take it out, my eye hurts for a while. Why?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Sometimes, the cornea may be steeper or flatter than usual. The base curve of the lens may not match your cornea's base curve. You can get it measured from any optometrist. Otherwise, try using the preservative free lubricating drop to take care of any associated dry...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for an eyelid bump?

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


Dr. Priyanka Agarwal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/eye-care-ophthalmologist  Read Full »

I accidentally got eyelash remover gel in my eye. Do I have to go to the ER?

Query: Hello doctor, I accidentally got eyelash remover gel in my eye. I flushed it out with water for 15 minutes at 6.30 PM and then again at 8 PM. It still seems red, burns, and my vision is a bit blurry. The gel has these ingredients: propylene carbonate, polyethylene glycol, ethoxyethanol, methoxy eth...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Agarwal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should visit a doctor immediately since it is a chemical injury. Even after washing your eyes, if the vision is blurry and there are spots on the eye, then you will need treatment. Chemical injuries are of two types - acidic and alkaline. They can damage the corn...  Read Full »

Why do my eyes twitch after looking at a computer screen for more than 15 minutes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 66 year old male, who has a normal eyesight. Last week while I was watching a film on my laptop, suddenly both my eyelids started twitching (fluttering). After that, whenever I look at a computer for more than 15 minutes, the burning sensation starts. The same is true while I read...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Twitching of the eyelids can happen due to the following reasons:Fatigue following excessive usage.Spontaneous nerve discharge (very common and benign).Irritation of nerves due to vascular pathology and mass effect.Hemifacial spasm.Apart from Refresh tears, you can use a...  Read Full »

Why is there an eye irritation and earthworm image in front of eyes?

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

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you have two questions, one concerning occasional irritation and the second is 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 ...  Read Full »

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