Q. I have redness in eyes for the past few months with headache and eye floaters. Please help.

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Dr. Anjal Maheshkumar Shah
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on May 08, 2020 and last reviewed on: May 19, 2020

Hello doctor,

I have some problems with my eye and need some assistance. I have red eyes from a few months now and have tried some drops and it has reduced. But still, I have some redness in the eye. Adding to it, I have some headaches and can see a lot of eye floaters from a week now. Please help.



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Here your symptoms look more in favor of allergic conjunctivitis. This may occur due to allergy to dust, grass, pollen, cosmetics, soap, etc. Allergic conjunctivitis may be seasonal type. Try to avoid the above allergens to get rid away from allergy.

You may have frequent itching in your eyes. Please keep in mind not to rub your eyes by any means. Rubbing eye frequently may provoke developing allergic conjunctivitis which was once healed up.

The Probable causes:

Dust, grass pollens, cosmetics, and soap.

Investigations to be done:

Probable diagnosis:

Allergic conjunctivitis.

Treatment plan:

Olopatadine 2% eye drops once a day (preferably at night), Loteprednol 0.5% eye drops three times a day. Put ice packs on closed lids which may give you instant relief. Use it minimum for 15 days. (Keep in mind you may get symptomatically relieved very soon but allergic conjunctivitis needs time to recover from the roots).

Preventive measures:

1. Stay away from the above mentioned allergens. 2. Try cooling goggles while going out. 3. Avoid rubbing eyes.

Regarding follow up:

After 15 days.

Thank you doctor,

I have found the below two eye drops available in the UK. Can you please let me know if these are the same as prescribed above.

1. Patanol eye drops.

2. Lotemax 0.5%.



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I think in UK Patanol eye drops comes with 0.1% strength. If you get 0.2% eye drops then use drops once daily or if it is 0.1% then use two times per day. Patanol 0.1% eye drops two times per day. Use Lotemax 0.5% eye drops for three times/ day.

(Instruction: put only one drop at a time).

Thank you doctor,

I take it that the headache and sudden increase in eye floaters are also due to allergic conjunctivitis, or is it due to the over usage of the Opticrom eye drops?



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Headache and floaters mostly occur due to uncorrected numbers you are using or not wearing spectacles at all. Do use spectacles on a daily basis. Opticrom (Sodium Cromoglicate) may cause a mild burning or stinging sensation. Do not worry.

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