• What OTC drops can help redness from glaucoma drops?


    Question:
    My prescription eye drops for glaucoma are making my eyes red. What OTC drops can help?

    Answer:
    Some glaucoma eye drops can cause redness and other side effects. In some cases, the redness improves with time. Some people find that using over-the-counter (OTC) artificial tears or a cool compress is helpful. If the redness is particularly bothersome then it may be better to switch to a preservative-free version of the same eye drop if one is available, or to a different type of eye drop altogether.
     
    Either way, it is important to continue using your glaucoma eye drop(s) as instructed and discuss any side effects with your ophthalmologist. If appropriate, your doctor can help fine-tune a treatment plan best for your situation.

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