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    Default Eye Allergies

    Do you have allergies that make your eyes all itchy and watery? Do you find that pills like Claratin D or Allegra don't make your eyes feel as good as eye drops do? Do you get much better relief from something you can drop directly into your eyes?

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    I have allergies bad including watery itchy eyes. I take PE and Mucinex daily and use either Zatidor (generic) or Pataday eye drops. They help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by summerluvr2 View Post
    I have allergies bad including watery itchy eyes. I take PE and Mucinex daily and use either Zatidor (generic) or Pataday eye drops. They help.
    Thanks for telling us about the medications that give you relief. What's PE? Is that an eye drop or a pill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmigaBonita View Post
    Thanks for telling us about the medications that give you relief. What's PE? Is that an eye drop or a pill?
    Phenylephrine HCI like what in WalMart's Equate brand-suphedrine PE

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    Quote Originally Posted by summerluvr2 View Post
    Phenylephrine HCI like what in WalMart's Equate brand-suphedrine PE
    I guess that's why they just call it "PE."

    Remember the episode of M*A*S*H when Hawkeye was being interviewed by a newspaper reporter? The reporter asked what "EEG" stood for and Hawkeye told him "electroencephalograph."
    "How you you spell that?" asked the reporter, pen in hand.
    "Well, I usually spell it 'EEG.'"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragongirl81 View Post
    I guess that's why they just call it "PE."

    Remember the episode of M*A*S*H when Hawkeye was being interviewed by a newspaper reporter? The reporter asked what "EEG" stood for and Hawkeye told him "electroencephalograph."
    "How you you spell that?" asked the reporter, pen in hand.
    "Well, I usually spell it 'EEG.'"
    Yeah, I remember that one. It was unique in that it was in black and white.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmigaBonita View Post
    Thanks for telling us about the medications that give you relief. What's PE? Is that an eye drop or a pill?
    From Wikipedia: "Phenylephrine is a selective α1-adrenergic receptor agonist used primarily as a decongestant, as an agent to dilate the pupil, and to increase blood pressure. Phenylephrine has recently been marketed as a substitute for pseudoephedrine (e.g.,Sudafed (Original Formulation)), but there are claims that oral phenylephrine may be no more effective as a decongestant than a placebo."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenylephrine

    Here's a bonus for reading this far. From the same article: "Phenylephrine is used by Urologists to abort priapism."
    Last edited by Kyleden; 09-30-2011 at 03:06 PM.

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    Nice stuff.
    I have no idea because i am not a doctor i think you should meet a eye specialist doctor, he can give you better advice than me or other member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agustin View Post
    Nice stuff.
    I have no idea because i am not a doctor i think you should meet a eye specialist doctor, he can give you better advice than me or other member.
    That's probably true, but look on the bright side. Now you know what phenylephrine is. It's a selective α1-adrenergic receptor.

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    Default Love Those Andrenergic Receptors

    Quote Originally Posted by PTUser View Post
    That's probably true, but look on the bright side. Now you know what phenylephrine is. It's a selective α1-adrenergic receptor.
    That's good to know, PTUser. Thanks for highlighting what's really important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyleden View Post
    That's good to know, PTUser. Thanks for highlighting what's really important.
    No charge Kyleden. I do it because I care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmigaBonita View Post
    Yeah, I remember that one. It was unique in that it was in black and white.
    That's right. They made it look like you were in the 50's watching these people being interviewed on TV.

    When TV characters ignore the fact that they're on TV and talk directly to the audience it's called "breaking the fourth wall." So would this sort of thing when you're watching a TV show on TV be considered "adding a fifth wall?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by PTUser View Post
    No charge Kyleden. I do it because I care.
    That's what I love about Lens 101. There are so many caring people here. How can I resist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragongirl81 View Post
    That's right. They made it look like you were in the 50's watching these people being interviewed on TV.

    When TV characters ignore the fact that they're on TV and talk directly to the audience it's called "breaking the fourth wall." So would this sort of thing when you're watching a TV show on TV be considered "adding a fifth wall?"
    I don't know dragongirl. Maybe we should get back to the subject of relief for allergic eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyleden View Post
    Do you have allergies that make your eyes all itchy and watery? Do you find that pills like Claratin D or Allegra don't make your eyes feel as good as eye drops do? Do you get much better relief from something you can drop directly into your eyes?
    Opticrom ( shuts off mast cells that produce histamine) over the counter..

    Patanol ( prescription in eye antihistimine)

    both are great and relieves eye allergy symptoms within 48 hrs.

    however both must be used 1 hour prior to wearing contact lenses.

    PS> these eye medications are also good for GPC and blepharitis as well as common eye allergies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvbostonxo2's View Post
    Opticrom ( shuts off mast cells that produce histamine) over the counter..

    Patanol (prescription in eye antihistimine)

    both are great and relieves eye allergy symptoms within 48 hrs.

    however both must be used 1 hour prior to wearing contact lenses.
    So does "both must be used 1 hour prior to wearing contact lenses" mean you should get up early to take your medicine or put your contact lenses in a bit later than usual? Which would you recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldar View Post
    So does "both must be used 1 hour prior to wearing contact lenses" mean you should get up early to take your medicine or put your contact lenses in a bit later than usual? Which would you recommend?
    mainly so the preservatives and the medicine will work first. You don't want the preservatives in eye meds to affect your lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvbostonxo2's View Post
    mainly so the preservatives and the medicine will work first. You don't want the preservatives in eye meds to affect your lenses.
    So is that "meds early" or "contacts late?" Does it matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleye View Post
    So is that "meds early" or "contacts late?" Does it matter?
    i usually recommend using both eye meds first when u wake and after you take out your lenses in the evening.

    So apply meds twice a day morning one hour before lens wear and right after lens removal at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvbostonxo2's View Post
    i usually recommend using both eye meds first when u wake and after you take out your lenses in the evening.

    So apply meds twice a day morning one hour before lens wear and right after lens removal at night.
    Okay, that sounds reasonable. It's a bit like those medicines you have to take on an empty stomach. There's usually a sticker that says "Take one hour before or two hours after a meal."
    So how come you can put the drops in right after you take you contacts out at night. Don't your eyes have to "rest" or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyleden View Post
    From Wikipedia: "Phenylephrine is a selective α1-adrenergic receptor agonist used primarily as a decongestant, as an agent to dilate the pupil, and to increase blood pressure. Phenylephrine has recently been marketed as a substitute for pseudoephedrine (e.g.,Sudafed (Original Formulation)), but there are claims that oral phenylephrine may be no more effective as a decongestant than a placebo."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenylephrine

    Here's a bonus for reading this far. From the same article: "Phenylephrine is used by Urologists to abort priapism."
    We all know what priapism is, don't we? The urologist part should give you a clue and perhaps even tell you everything you care to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookiee74 View Post
    We all know what priapism is, don't we? The urologist part should give you a clue and perhaps even tell you everything you care to know.
    Yup, once I hear that a urologist is involved I suddenly lose interest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragongirl81 View Post
    Yup, once I hear that a urologist is involved I suddenly lose interest.
    That dude is scary-looking. "Let's see what the problem--oh, I see."

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    Default severe allergies

    I have had eye allergies for years, but they have gotten increasingly worse over the last couple of seasons. Pataday used to work like a champ for me, though I used it sparingly becasue it is not covered under my insurance. The past month has been horrible for me, I am hardly wearing my contacts at all, and I see so much better with them in than my glasses. I have tried all of the over the counter drops lately and the pataday and nothing is working. I know its allergies and not an infection, anyone else having this severe of a problem lately?
    As a side note, my eye doc said I only need to wait 10 to put my contacts in when using the Pataday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stites11 View Post
    I have had eye allergies for years, but they have gotten increasingly worse over the last couple of seasons. Pataday used to work like a champ for me, though I used it sparingly becasue it is not covered under my insurance. The past month has been horrible for me, I am hardly wearing my contacts at all, and I see so much better with them in than my glasses. I have tried all of the over the counter drops lately and the pataday and nothing is working. I know its allergies and not an infection, anyone else having this severe of a problem lately?
    As a side note, my eye doc said I only need to wait 10 to put my contacts in when using the Pataday.
    usually to treat "allergic conjunctivitis" or eye allergy its best to combine an anhistimine effect eye drop, and a mast cell inhibitor.

    I use cromolyn and zaditor........30 min apart and an hour prior to lens wear.....and a the end of the day when I remove my lenses.

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    Default Cromolyn

    Is Cromolyn a perscription variety? That is not one I have heard of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stites11 View Post
    Is Cromolyn a perscription variety? That is not one I have heard of.
    Cromolyn is by Allergan and is a over the counter product that does not require a prescription.

    I just also wanted to add as well. Eye allergy symptoms can mimic a few eye diseases related to contact lens wear. Also smoking and contact lens wear can also make your eyes more susceptible to these diseases.

    Eye infection
    contact lens related dry eye
    giant papillary conjunctivitis
    allergy to contact lens solution
    blepharitis
    keratitis and acanthamoeba keratitis

    to name a few....so if releif is not acheived with a a mast cell blocker or eye antihistimine....remove lenses and visit your ecp to have a look at your eyes and lenses.

    Rule: Do i see well? Do my eyes feel well? Are they clear?

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    Smile Allergie of Sun Light in my Eyes

    I have sun light allergies. I can't come out side in summer or more sun light. It is very difficult to secure my eyes from sun. I get many trouble and not have any good suggestion except medicine and eye drops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schntndlk View Post
    There's usually a sticker that says "Take one hour before or two hours after a meal."
    So how come you can put the drops in right after you take you contacts out at night. Don't your eyes have to "rest" or something.
    You copied Railfan's answer, you copycat. That sure makes me want to ignore that website you posted up there.

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    Delaying treatment for eye allergies can slowly damage the vision power of eyes. Doctor prescribed eye drops are the preliminary objective need to be taken. Even if it results to a relaxation,neglecting it will be the silliest thing one can ever do,as the relaxation can be a temporary aid.
    When the eye is attacked be allergy,sitting in front of computer or television shouldn't be encouraged. Eight hours sleep in a day is mandatory, and sponging the eye with boiled water(when it is cooled) is needed. Wearing specs at that time can be a doctor's advise. Sun rays should be avoided as far as possible and wearing branded sunglasses are necessary.

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