Q. I have redness in eyes with dryness and itch. What medicine can I take?

Answered by
Dr. Rahul Vaswani
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on May 06, 2020

Hi doctor,

I have had redness in my eyes. I began using Tetryzoline but it had no effect. The redness has increased in the past two weeks. It feels dry, itchy, and occasionally gritty on my eyes. I recently began to experience pain around my eyes on the left side. I use to work on the computer for 8 hours a day. What medicine can I use that will cure the redness?

 

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Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I will tell the medicines as well as ways to tackle the screen time. Start Moxifloxacin plus Loteprednol eye drops four times a day for next five days then taper it to two times for the next five days then stop. Olopatadine 0.2 percent eye drops two times a day regularly. Refresh tears eye drops six times a day regularly.

Now coming to the screen time. Work in a well lit room. The main light should come from behind your head. Every 20 minutes remove your eyes from the screen and focus on a far object for 20 seconds. Every 45 minutes take a five minutes break from the computer screen. Make a rule to blink eyes when ever you press space or enter on the keyboard.


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Thank you doctor,

What can I use in the place of Moxiflaxcan plus Loteprednol eye drops? Those are not available in our area. Can I use Obramycin plus Dexamethasone eye drops instead?

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, you can, but keep in mind Dexamethasone is stronger steriod and do not use it beyond six days. Use it four times a day for three days then taper it to two times a day for the next three days.


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