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Health Tip: Controlling Pinkeye

Posted 9 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

--Pinkeye, medically called conjunctivitis,is an inflammation of the thin tissue covering the white part of theeyeand the inside of the eyelid. It's easily spread as hands become contaminated with discharge from an infected eye or by direct contact with surfaces such as contaminated doorknobs and countertops. Treatment time may vary depending on whether the condition is caused by bacteria or a ...

Health Tip: Applying Eye Drops

Posted 9 May 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Applying eye drops without the excess trickling down your face can be tricky. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology suggests: Wash your hands, then take the bottle of eye drops and slowly rotate it for 30 seconds. Lean your head back and gently pull down the lower eyelid. Use your index finger to pull down the lid, or use your thumb and index finger to gently pinch the lower ...

Health Tip: If Something's in Your Eye

Posted 21 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

-- If you have something in your eye, rubbing it could cause a scratch called a corneal abrasion. To get something out of your eye, the American Academy of Family Physicians suggests: Use clean water or saline solution to flush it out. Blink frequently, or gently pull the upper eyelid over the lower. Use a soft tissue or cotton swab to gently remove something that's on the white of your eye, but ...

Health Tip: Putting Medicine in Your Eyes

Posted 16 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

-- You may be wary about applying those new eyedrops prescribed by your doctor. The Cleveland Clinic recommends: Use warm water and soap to wash your hands, then dry with a clean towel. Either grab a mirror or lie down before applying the medicine. Look up at the ceiling, then use one hand to pull down the lower eyelid. Hold the medicine in your other hand, resting on your forehead if needed. ...

Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Eyes

Posted 27 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

T – Children can get eye injuries from everyday play or exposure to harmful objects. But parents can take steps to help prevent these injuries. The University of Michigan Health System suggests: Never let children throw things at each other. Establish a rule about never running while holding an object that is sharp, long or pointed. Store all cleaning products out of a child's reach. Store ...

Most Contact Lens Wearers Take Chances With Their Eyes: CDC

Posted 20 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 – Most contact lens wearers close their eyes to safety recommendations, a new U.S. government study finds. Nearly all of the 41 million Americans who use contact lenses admit they engage in at least one type of risky behavior that can lead to eye infections, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers reported Thursday. And nearly one-third of contact lens ...

Health Tip: Preventing Pinkeye

Posted 19 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Pinkeye (conjunctivitis) is a bacterial or viral infection that usually spreads very easily. To help prevent pinkeye, the Mayo Clinic advises: Keep your hands away from your eyes. Frequently wash your hands. Each day, use a clean washcloth and hand towel. Never share washcloths or pillows. Wash and change pillowcases often. Throw away mascara and other cosmetics if you have pinkeye. Never ...

Contact Lens Wearers May Have Different Eye Bacteria: Study

Posted 1 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 – Changes in bacteria populations may be one reason why people who wear contact lenses are more prone to eye infections, a new study suggests. "Our research clearly shows that putting a foreign object, such as a contact lens, on the eye is not a neutral act," senior study investigator Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, a microbiologist at NYU Langone Medical Center, said in a ...

Health Tip: Should I See a Doctor for Pinkeye?

Posted 15 Apr 2013 by Drugs.com

-- Pinkeye (conjunctivitis) is a common infection that can cause redness, itching, swelling and discharge. Typically, pinkeye is not serious, but there are some symptoms that require a doctor's attention. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says pinkeye should be evaluated by a doctor if the infected person: Has severe or moderate pain in one or both eyes. Has sensitivity to ...

Health Tip: Identifying Pinkeye

Posted 5 Dec 2012 by Drugs.com

-- Conjunctivitis is an eye infection commonly called pinkeye. It's very common and is spread easily. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says common symptoms of conjunctivitis include: Swelling and reddening of the whites of the eyes. Increased tear production. Discharge from the eyes that may be white, green or yellow. Eyes that burn, itch or feel sensitive to light. A gritty ...

Allergan Receives FDA Approval for Zymaxid Ophthalmic Solution

Posted 19 May 2010 by Drugs.com

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 19, 2010 - Allergan, Inc. today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zymaxid (gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution) 0.5%, a topical fluoroquinolone anti-infective indicated for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis caused by susceptible strains of the following organisms; Haemophilus influenzae, Staphylococcus ...

Besivance Approved for Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Posted 29 May 2009 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 29 – Besivance (besifloxacin ophthalmic suspension 0.6 percent) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat bacterial conjunctivitis, often dubbed "pink eye." The contagious infection is characterized by red eyes, swelling, sticky eyelids, itching, watering, and white or yellow discharge. Though common in children, it can occur in people of any age. The ...

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