Eye drops are used to treat several conditions, including glaucoma, allergies, and dry eyes. On the other hand, artificial tears do not contain the same ingredients found in prescription eye drops (and many over-the-counter allergy eye drops) that can be harmful if overused.
Likewise, people ask, can eye drops be bad for you?
Dr. Khanna says that redness-relieving eye-drops can actually cause more harm than good. “Visine's main chemical is a vasoconstrictor, which will constrict blood flow in the outer blood vessels of the eye. And it gets worse—you can get addicted to eye drops.
What are the side effects of steroid eye drops?
Side effects of Pred Forte are uncommon and may include:
- stinging/burning/itching/irritation of the eyes for 1 to 2 minutes when you apply this medication,
- temporary cloudy vision,
- increased sensitivity to light,
- visual disturbance (blurry vision),
- feeling like something is in your eye, and.
- allergic reactions.
Can you damage your eyes with eye drops?
The Wrong Eye Drops Can Damage Your Eyes. Commercial eye drops are decongestants, which shrink the outer blood vessels in the whites of your eyes. They decrease the redness, but dry out the eyes.