Mast-cell stabilizers prevent the release of chemical mediators of inflammation from the mast cells. These are effective for all eye allergies. The first of this class of drug was cromolyn sodium (Crolom or Opticrom), which is available OTC. This topical medicine has been effective for treating mild cases of vernal keratoconjunctivitis and probably mild allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and has no significant side effects. It does have a slow onset of action. The newer agent, lodoxamide (Alomide), is 2,500 times more potent than Crolom and has a faster onset of action. This prescription medicine may be used in children older than 2 years of age and has minimal side effects. One disadvantage is the need to use the drops four times a day, and long-term use is necessary to prevent symptoms.
In addition to using eye drops , lubricant ointments are frequently used together with lubricant eye drops (or instead of eye drops) to treat dry eyes, watery eyes, eye irritation, itching, and redness that occur due to eyelid surgery. Because lubrication ointments are thicker, they are generally applied in the evening to avoid being bothered by blurry vision during the day. It is common for eyelid surgery patients to use lubricant eye drops during the day and lubricant ointment when going to sleep as the ointment stays better inside the eye. Among the brands of lubricant eye ointments that are offered in the Eyelid Surgery Store include Allergan Refresh PM . Allergan Refresh PM contains a preservative-free formula that provides moisturizing relief for dry, irritated eyes and is ideal for use at bedtime.
Following an eyelid surgery, lubricant eye drops and ointment are typically taken for several days to several weeks, as long as the eye symptoms remain. Lubricant eye drops and ointment can be applied several times a day, up to 4-5 times a day. It is recommended to consult a doctor if the symptoms persist for more than 1 month. After applying lubricant eye drops in your eyes, close your eye gently to allow the medication to absorb for 1-2 minutes. If you use different eye medications during your recovery (. antibiotic drops and ointments, steroid drops, etc.), it is recommended that you wait a few minutes between application of each medication to ensure that the eye has time to absorb each type of medication. If you are taking a combination of lubricant eye drops and lubricant eye ointments, it is better to use the drops a few minutes before the ointment. This helps the eye drop penetrate the eye without hindrance from a thick layer of ointment.
My puppy (chihuahua Yorkie mix)started scratching his eyes when he was about 4 months old. I took him to the vet and he scraped him and said it was demodectic mites. He was treated with bravecto to kill the mites and a antihistamine because of his constant scratching. In about 2 weeks he started to re grow the hair around his eyes. He was re scraped 2 weeks later and showed no mites. A few weeks after that he was back at the vet for scratching and losing hair again. He was again scraped and since it had been 2 months since the first bravecto treatment he gave him another bravecto pill and an antibiotic because of infection and a stronger antihistamine. It has been 2 and a half weeks and his eyes are worse and his scratching has not stopped. I am thinking that the cause is not at all demodectic mites. Could it simply be allergies? Poor baby is always scratching and now starting to make the skin around his eyes raw.