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Old 07-14-2006, 02:27 PM   #1
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Has anyone used Pantanol and it cleared there eyes up then it just stopped working?

My right eye has been really red and there are swollen bumps right on the white of my eye pretty much since the spring and I also got a new kitty but I already had a cat and had no problems so I don't know which is the problem. Anyway I started using Pantanol eye drops in my right eye which is the red one and it seemed to clear it up and then I went outside for a few hours on night and it's been bad again ever since. I also started using Claritin a few days ago and it doesn't seem to be helping. Now today I took a Claritin this morning and then I took a benadryl a few hours ago. Benadryl makes me so tired but I am going to just keep taking it every 4 hours and see if it clears it up. Anyway what else can I do? Is there a stronger eye allergy drop?

 
Old 07-17-2006, 04:09 PM   #2
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Re: Has anyone used Pantanol and it cleared there eyes up then it just stopped working?

Do you wear contacts? This happened to me, where Patanol seemed to work then stopped. Well, turns out it was fungal keratitis from Bausch & Lomb Renu - and I needed and antibiotic drop - which worked completely.

 
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Old 07-17-2006, 06:35 PM   #3
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Re: Has anyone used Pantanol and it cleared there eyes up then it just stopped working?

Yes I do wear contacts. I stopped wearing them 3 weeks ago though. I have been to the eye doctor twice now since then and he just tells me it's really irritated looking. How do they tell if it's an infection or allergies. Anyway the benadryl and pantanol has almost completely cleared it up now but it is still somewhat red. What kind of symptoms did you have?

 
Old 07-17-2006, 06:38 PM   #4
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I was just reading that they can do a culture of the eye so they know for sure. I have an appointment tomorrow again I should ask about that.

 
Old 07-18-2006, 04:21 PM   #5
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Re: Has anyone used Pantanol and it cleared there eyes up then it just stopped working?

KAri - I had red, burning, dry eyes with just a bit of itch and goopy discharge when I woke up in the morning. The junior eye doc kept saying allergies and giving me Patanol which helped at first, then stopped working. I went back again, same thing. Finally I asked to see the senior doc. I insisted something else was wrong as it had been 5 months and it was just getting worse. He looked in my eyes and gave me drops for fungal infection, told me to not use my contacts for 4 days. Almost immediately my eyes went from very red to pure white and burning/dryness/discharge vanished! I finished the bottle and have had no problems since. I also stopped using all Bausch & Lomb products and lenses, switched to O2Optix lenses. Good luck with that.

 
Old 07-18-2006, 05:25 PM   #6
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Re: Has anyone used Pantanol and it cleared there eyes up then it just stopped working?

Well I don't have any goopy stuff in my eye at all in the morning and the benadryl has made it almost completely white. I'm pretty sure it's allergies. I would think benadryl would not help if it was an infection. The plan is to not wear any contacts for about a week until I get some new ones that are disposable and we'll see how that goes. That's the thing I have had an infection in my eye before and there is that goopy stuff this time there is none of that there was just redness and irritation. Also I have never been able to use Bausch & Lomb solutions for some reason. For the last 5 years I have been using Unisol 4 preservative free saline and today I just found out that Lens plus is preservative free to it comes in a can. Then I use clear care no rub disinfection solution. It seems to be going good now we'll see what happens when I get my new contact lenses.

 
Old 07-18-2006, 06:47 PM   #7
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Kari - I use Clear Care too, and preservative/thimersol-free CVS saline solution - neither irritate my eyes like B&L. Glad to hear you're eyes are clearing.

 
Old 07-20-2006, 06:18 PM   #8
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Re: Has anyone used Pantanol and it cleared there eyes up then it just stopped working?

Hey!
I have serious eye allergies and if it is allergy related I too found that Patanol didn't work. Personally it made it worse. I'm from Canada so I don't know if the same drugs are available, but I would give an oral med called Arius a try and then a drop called Opticrom. I'm pretty sure you can buy that one on line.
All the best...I know eye problems totally suck and I wish you the best!

 
Old 07-29-2006, 01:02 PM   #9
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Zaditor is another prescription allergy eye drop I got after I tried Panatol for a while. But now, the Zaditor seems like it isn't much either. Watery eyes have been bad for me this year - nothing is helping and it seems like everyone who have allergies are getting hit hard. Taking Benadryl every 6 hrs. seem to help for a while, then Chlor-Trimeton. Clarintin didn't do anything for me, even taking it everyday. Aside from the watery eyes, the skin on the corner of my eyes hurt and the skin looks like crap!

 
Old 07-29-2006, 10:44 PM   #10
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Yeah it seems to be getting bad again. I avoided going outside for a few days and when I did have to go outside just to water my plants I covered my eye with gauze and tape..lol. I put black sunglasses on too so no one could see. It completely cleared up. For some reason it only effects my right eye. So then yesterday and today I had to go to a couple stores and I could feel the hot air on my eye and now it looks horrible again. I'm going to have to find stronger allergy eye drops that's for sure. The Pantanol helps some but you would think there would be something strong enough to clear it up completely. I mean I can't even go outside for 5 minutes without looking like someone punched me in the eye it gets so red. I will look into some of your suggestions.

I've also found that Benadry helps but it makes me feel tired and sick. When I get up in the morning after having it I feel like throwing up.

 
Old 07-03-2008, 07:40 PM   #11
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I am from Windsor Ontario.My doctor gave me some Patanol and it worked for about 5 days then the humid weather returned and now the eyes are dry again.I don't get the itching or the watery eyes but my sinus membranes become inflamed.My eye lids sting also.

 
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Dry eyes and allergy eyes are two different things. I had both. Patanol is for allergy eyes which usually can be redness, itchy, watery. My eye dr. said to use it 2X/day for 2 weeks, if it if seems better.

Now, when I had dry eyes, my eyes were bloodshot red. It got back to normal eventually but went through a lot before I got better. Was sensitive to light, eyes were not watery or itchy, just felt horrible because I was going thru hormonal fluctuations (menopause) at the same time. If it's dry eyes you have, you might first try using over-the-counter eye drops that are preservative free (a must!) - the ones in the vials are the best. At first, I was bad so I had to use it every hour! The eye specialist also later put me on Restasis (prescription eye drop for dry eyes).

Hope this helps! If it's dry eyes you have, don't let it go untreated too long...it can affect your vision.

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I am from Windsor Ontario.My doctor gave me some Patanol and it worked for about 5 days then the humid weather returned and now the eyes are dry again.I don't get the itching or the watery eyes but my sinus membranes become inflamed.My eye lids sting also.

 
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