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Self care for Itching and redness in eyes due to hyper sensitivity - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you
User :   wanted to know - what is a good drop to put in eyes if you sit in front of computer for long time
User :   i have heard about tears natural and rose water
Doctor :  
ok
User :   is it safe without priscription and for long term use
Doctor :  
is there any redness or itching in eyes
Doctor :   is there any pain?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
do you use spectacles?
User :   yes - have been using it for 15 years now
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
does ur specs have anti-glare coating on the lens?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   what is the power of the spectacles u are using
User :   -3.75 & -4
User :   with some angle also
Doctor :  
and when was the last time you checked ur eyes for power and changed glasses?
User :   more than a year back
Doctor :  
how many hours per day do you have to sit in front of computer?
User :   8 hours
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
i suggest you to get a eye examination done to see if the power is changed
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and also use Tear plus eye drops in the meantime
Doctor :  
for the redness and icthing
User :   i got my eyes check once at netradhama - they said my eyes are hyper sensitive
Doctor :  
ok
User :   they stuck a strip to my eyes and a normal eye should take 2 mins to wet it - mine took 5 secs
Doctor :  
when did you get it checked in netradhama?
Doctor :  
ok
User :   6 months back - i guess
User :   i think they also check my power
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and it was fine then .. i will get it re-check any ways
Doctor :  
was the power checked at that time?
User :   yes - i think they did
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i forgot about this one
User :   should i just use tear plus .. or should i visit doctor sometime?
Doctor :  
you should get it checked again for power, sensitivity and dryness
Doctor :  
and use a tear plus eye drops in the meantime
User :   ok
User :   is it harmful to use these drop (or may be tear plus specifically) on long term basis
User :   what if i put it everyday in my eyes?
Doctor :  
yes on a long term it might cause some problems
Doctor :  
if used for more than 6 month to 1 year time continuously
User :   hmm ...
User :   what is a safe thing to do when you feel your eyes are getting dry / hard?
User :   on a long term basis - because it happen everyday - long computer usage and reading and then traffic
Doctor :  
wash it with lukewarm water, put the tear plus drops
Doctor :  
u can use a cucumber slice to cover each eye when you sleep
Doctor :  
it will soothe th eyes
User :   ok
User :   thanks doc
Doctor :  
and egt a eye examination done by a ophthalmologist
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no - thanks
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
Doctor :  
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