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What kinds of eye drops should I avoid for my dry eyes?

If you have dry eyes you should avoid artificial tears that contain preservatives and drops that clear the red out. Dry eyes can be made worse by artificial tears that contain preservatives. Occasional use is unlikely to have a side effect from the preservatives. With frequent use, the preservative can cause some irritation. Also, drops that clear the red out frequently cause the dryness to get worse.

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