Eye Problems, Noninjury - Home Treatment
Home treatment measures may give
you some relief from your eye symptoms.
- Rest your eye.
- Don't rub your
- If you wear contacts, take the contacts out to rest the
- Use cold or warm compresses, whichever feels
flush your eye with cool water.
- Avoid bright lights or use dark
glasses to protect the eye.
- Nonprescription eyedrops, such as
artificial tear solutions, such as Hypo Tears, may be used to moisten
To learn how to use eyedrops and eye ointment, see:
- Eye Problems: Using Eyedrops and Eye Ointment.
For treatment information for these common eye problems, see the topics:
- Objects in the Eye.
- Styes and Chalazia.
Symptoms to watch for during home treatment
Call your doctor if any of the following occur during home
- Vision changes occur, such as blurred vision,
loss of vision, or double vision.
- Pain or drainage does not get better.
- Increased sensitivity to
light (photophobia) develops.
- You have blood in
- Swelling or redness develops around the eye area
- Signs of infection are present.
- Symptoms become more severe or
If you wear contacts, be sure to remove your
contacts when your eye problem starts.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 06, 2013
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