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Question:
I have had cataracts removed and Restore lenses implanted. I see well but my eyes are frequently red and inflamed. I occasionally use Refresh Optive Eye Drops. Is there an anti-inflammatory supplement you would recommend?

Answer:
Red and inflamed eyes that are relieved by ocular lubricating and moisturizing drops as you have described are more likely caused by dry eye than from the type of intraocular lens you have implanted inside your eye. More serious lens related problems would not be relieved by tear drops. I suggest you talk with your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) about dry eye syndrome, lid hygiene, and supplements like flax seed oil.

Answered by: Wayne Bizer, DODr. Wayne Bizer

Categories: Cataracts, Eye Surgery

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