One of the most com­mon eye dis­eases is con­junc­tivi­tis. Its symp­toms are tear­ing, red­ness of the eyes and puru­lent dis­charge. As a rule, con­junc­tivi­tis appears due to non-com­pli­ance with hygiene rules. The most com­mon means of com­bat­ing the dis­ease are drops. Their choice depends on the type of con­junc­tivi­tis, which can be viral, aller­gic and bac­te­r­i­al.

When choos­ing drops from con­junc­tivi­tis, you need to under­stand the his­to­ry of its ori­gin. If this is an aller­gic reac­tion of the body to an exter­nal irri­tant, for exam­ple, cos­met­ics, ani­mals, then anti­his­t­a­mine drops will do. Aller­gic con­junc­tivi­tis is accom­pa­nied by swelling of both eyes, red­ness and tear­ing. Bac­te­r­i­al con­junc­tivi­tis appears due to dirt brought by the hands, and is accom­pa­nied by puru­lent dis­charge. It is treat­ed with oth­er drops, which are based on more seri­ous com­po­nents. Weak immu­ni­ty and a viral infec­tion can trig­ger the appear­ance of viral con­junc­tivi­tis. In this case, you need to turn to antimi­cro­bial and antivi­ral drops.

It must be remem­bered that the choice of drops for heal­ing depends on what form of the dis­ease with con­junc­tivi­tis affect­ed a per­son. Hav­ing stud­ied var­i­ous means, name­ly, com­po­si­tion, indi­ca­tions for use, side effects and cus­tomer reviews, we have devel­oped a rat­ing of the best drops for con­junc­tivi­tis.

The best drops for conjunctivitis for adults


Okomistin drops

The drug Okomistin real­ly qual­i­ta­tive­ly fights con­junc­tivi­tis and oth­er eye dis­eases pro­voked by path­o­gen­ic bac­te­ria. Users leave most­ly pos­i­tive reviews. Rare neg­a­tive opin­ions are asso­ci­at­ed with a side effect of drops — itch­ing and burn­ing, which dis­ap­pear over time. What­ev­er it was, these side effects are not dan­ger­ous to health.

In terms of com­po­si­tion and med­i­c­i­nal prop­er­ties, the drug is com­pa­ra­ble to expen­sive Miramistin. To cope with puru­lent con­junc­tivi­tis, Okomistin needs 5 days. Symp­toms grad­u­al­ly begin to dis­ap­pear on the 2nd day. The ver­sa­til­i­ty of the drug is due to the pos­si­bil­i­ty of using it as ear drops.


Sofradex drops

It is devel­oped on the basis of three active com­po­nents. Framycetin sul­fate is a broad-spec­trum antibi­ot­ic capa­ble of neu­tral­iz­ing a large num­ber of gram-pos­i­tive and gram-neg­a­tive microor­gan­isms. Gram­i­cidin is an antibac­te­r­i­al cyclic polypep­tide — it is able to act on microor­gan­isms resis­tant to phar­ma­cetin, which makes their tan­dem as effec­tive as pos­si­ble. Dex­am­etha­sone is a syn­thet­ic glu­co­cor­ti­cos­teroid. Respon­si­ble for anti-inflam­ma­to­ry, anti-aller­gic, immuno­sup­pres­sive func­tion.

Rec­om­mend­ed for use in var­i­ous forms of con­junc­tivi­tis, ble­phar­i­tis, ker­ati­tis with intact epithe­li­um. The undoubt­ed advan­tage is the short dura­tion of treat­ment — no more than 7 days. The dis­ad­van­tages include con­traindi­ca­tions (there are not many of them) and a rather large list of pos­si­ble side effects that you should famil­iar­ize your­self with in advance. That is why, despite the quick effect, many par­ents do not want to use Sofradex to treat chil­dren.


Mon­te­visin drops

Mon­te­visin is an “ambu­lance” for the eyes. The drug has proven itself quite well. It helps to over­come fatigue and red­ness of the eyes, elim­i­nate puffi­ness. Many users have noticed a decrease in pain and cramps after apply­ing the drops. Pleased with the price of the drug in rela­tion to effi­cien­cy.

The rem­e­dy has con­traindi­ca­tions asso­ci­at­ed with high blood pres­sure and heart dis­ease. Doc­tors strong­ly rec­om­mend not to neglect them. You can not use the tool con­stant­ly, it can be addic­tive. But as a fast-act­ing med­i­cine, Mon­te­vizin fits per­fect­ly. The eyes, a cou­ple of min­utes after instil­la­tion, become lighter and brighter, the red­dened vas­cu­lar net­work dis­ap­pears. It is worth not­ing that the bot­tle con­tains a pipette, which great­ly sim­pli­fies the use of the drug.


Lev­omycetin drops

The drug for adults and chil­dren effec­tive­ly fights bac­te­ria. It is pre­scribed by doc­tors for the treat­ment of the fol­low­ing dis­eases: ble­phar­i­tis and ble­pharo­con­junc­tivi­tis, ker­ati­tis and ker­a­to­con­junc­tivi­tis, con­junc­tivi­tis, sec­ondary bac­te­r­i­al infec­tions. Envelop­ing the shell of the eye­ball, the active sub­stance destroys path­o­gen­ic microor­gan­isms and elim­i­nates dis­com­fort. The inflam­ma­tion dis­ap­pears a few days after the first appli­ca­tion. Accord­ing to the rec­om­men­da­tions of oph­thal­mol­o­gists, Lev­omycetin should be dripped every 2–3 hours for one to two weeks, depend­ing on the sever­i­ty of the dis­ease.

The main com­po­nent of the eye med­ica­tion is chlo­ram­pheni­col. Thanks to its effect, the symp­toms of con­junc­tivi­tis dis­ap­pear, and patients feel much bet­ter. It does not allow bac­te­ria to mul­ti­ply, and it kills exist­ing ones. The agent quick­ly pen­e­trates the tis­sues and lit­er­al­ly cleans­es them of: sal­mo­nel­la, staphy­lo­coc­ci, gono­coc­ci, spiro­chetes and oth­er harm­ful microor­gan­isms. Cus­tomer reviews of these eye drops are pos­i­tive. They con­sid­er the pos­si­bil­i­ty of using chil­dren from 3 years of age as a sig­nif­i­cant advan­tage, and also high­light the “ridicu­lous” cost of the drug. The dis­ad­van­tages include a short shelf life after open­ing and the like­li­hood of side effects.

The best drops for conjunctivitis for pregnant women


Aktipol drops

It is pre­scribed for viral eye dis­eases — con­junc­tivi­tis and ker­a­to­con­junc­tivi­tis. It has no con­traindi­ca­tions, except for indi­vid­ual intol­er­ance. There were no cas­es of over­dose, but the dos­es rec­om­mend­ed by the doc­tor should not be exceed­ed. The drug is allowed for use dur­ing lac­ta­tion and preg­nan­cy. Accord­ing to stud­ies, Aktipol does not have muta­genic and embry­otox­ic prop­er­ties.

In addi­tion to treat­ment, the rem­e­dy effec­tive­ly fights eye­lid ede­ma, helps relieve irri­ta­tion, itch­ing, pain in the eyes. Buy­ers note a quick result, a con­ve­nient bot­tle, no tin­gling when instilled. The com­po­si­tion can be stored at room tem­per­a­ture after open­ing, which makes the instil­la­tion pro­ce­dure com­fort­able.


Oftal­mofer­on drops

The most pow­er­ful antivi­ral drug that brings results and relieves the symp­toms of con­junc­tivi­tis. It can be used by both adults and chil­dren, as well as preg­nant women. Oftal­mofer­on acts on bac­te­ria locat­ed on the mem­brane of the eye, in the mucous mem­branes of the eye­lids and con­junc­ti­va. Con­ve­nient appli­ca­tion of the prod­uct allows you to make the pro­ce­dure of instil­la­tion easy and sim­ple. It can also be used as a pro­phy­lax­is for dis­eases asso­ci­at­ed with eye dam­age by virus­es.

The main com­po­nent is inter­fer­on. It has antivi­ral, immunos­tim­u­lat­ing and anti-inflam­ma­to­ry prop­er­ties. The anti­sep­tic func­tion is per­formed by an addi­tion­al sub­stance that is part of the eye drops — acid with diphen­hy­dramine. All com­po­nents in the com­plex are safe for the human body. They are not absorbed into the blood. There­fore, the drug is pre­scribed for young chil­dren and preg­nant girls. Eco­nom­i­cal use and sur­gi­cal treat­ment are not­ed by patients in the reviews. Some are not sat­is­fied with the stor­age con­di­tions — you should put the med­i­cine in the refrig­er­a­tor after open­ing.


Aller­gordil drops

“Aller­godil” is rec­om­mend­ed for the pre­ven­tion and treat­ment of man­i­fes­ta­tions of sea­son­al aller­gic con­junc­tivi­tis. Suit­able for adults, chil­dren from 4 years of age. Also used to treat symp­toms of non-sea­son­al aller­gic-type con­junc­tivi­tis in adults and chil­dren 12 years of age and old­er.

“Aller­godil” can be used dur­ing preg­nan­cy, but care should be tak­en and be sure to con­sult with your doc­tor. Instil­la­tion gives a min­i­mal sys­temic effect of aze­las­tine on the body. How­ev­er, it is worth remem­ber­ing that the sub­stance is char­ac­ter­ized by the abil­i­ty to neg­a­tive­ly affect preg­nan­cy, so you should not use the drug with­out a doc­tor’s rec­om­men­da­tion.

Aze­las­tine also has the abil­i­ty to pen­e­trate into breast milk, there­fore, dur­ing breast­feed­ing, it is bet­ter to refuse to use the drug or stop breast­feed­ing for the dura­tion of treat­ment.


Tau­fon drops

Eye drops, which many peo­ple hear. They suc­cess­ful­ly elim­i­nate signs of inflam­ma­to­ry eye dis­eases and are used to pre­vent infec­tion after surgery. The active ingre­di­ent of the drug is diclofenac sodi­um. The prepa­ra­tion also con­tains poly­ethoxy­lat­ed cas­tor oil, trometa­mol, puri­fied water, ben­za­lko­ni­um chlo­ride, man­ni­tol, etc. In addi­tion to the anti-inflam­ma­to­ry effect, Tau­fon also has an anal­gesic effect.

The drug acts by bind­ing cyclooxy­ge­nase — the activ­i­ty of path­o­gen­ic and viral microor­gan­ism slows down. Drops begin to act imme­di­ate­ly after instil­la­tion. The active com­po­nent does not pen­e­trate into the blood­stream, there­fore, it does not harm the inter­nal organs. Tau­fon can be used for a long time for pre­ven­tion and in the fight against increased pho­to­sen­si­tiv­i­ty of the eyes. If you believe the reviews of patients, imme­di­ate­ly after instil­la­tion of the drops, a slight burn­ing sen­sa­tion appears, which soon pass­es. Most users note a fair­ly long-term pos­i­tive effect of the drug.

The best drops for conjunctivitis for children


Phlox­al drops

Ger­man antimi­cro­bial eye drops. The active sub­stance is ofloxacin. Pedi­a­tri­cians bold­ly pre­scribe the drug even to new­born chil­dren, and par­ents note its instant pos­i­tive effect. Of the con­traindi­ca­tions to the use of drops, only indi­vid­ual sus­cep­ti­bil­i­ty to the com­po­nents can be dis­tin­guished. How­ev­er, due to the “pure” com­po­si­tion and the safe­ty of the active sub­stance, the like­li­hood of an aller­gic reac­tion in a child is prac­ti­cal­ly reduced to zero.

Flok­sal saves from con­junc­tivi­tis by block­ing DNA-girza enzymes in cells. It is also effec­tive in oth­er infec­tious and inflam­ma­to­ry dis­eases of the organs of vision — bar­ley, corneal ulcer, ble­phar­i­tis, etc. The rem­e­dy also helps adults — it relieves the feel­ing of eye fatigue dur­ing pro­longed work at the com­put­er. In tan­dem with drops, Flox­al oint­ment can also be used — imme­di­ate­ly after instil­la­tion.


Okumetil drops

It con­sists of three active ingre­di­ents — zinc sul­fate, diphen­hy­dramine (the so-called diphen­hy­dramine) and nap­ha­zo­line. With their help, it turns out to achieve the most com­plete result “on all fronts” — “Okumetil” has an anti­sep­tic, anti-aller­gic and anti-inflam­ma­to­ry effect.

Zinc sul­fate is an anti­sep­tic. It has an astrin­gent, dry­ing, anti-inflam­ma­to­ry effect. Nap­ha­zo­line belongs to the cat­e­go­ry of sym­pa­th­omimet­ics. Respon­si­ble for rapid vaso­con­stric­tion. Helps reduce swelling, fights hyper­emia of the mucous mem­brane. Diphen­hy­dramine is respon­si­ble for block­ing H1-his­t­a­mine recep­tors. Reduces cap­il­lary per­me­abil­i­ty, pre­vents swelling.

The dis­ad­van­tages include a rather long list of con­traindi­ca­tions, which must be famil­iar­ized with before start­ing treat­ment. These include angle-clo­sure glau­co­ma, stom­ach ulcers, asth­ma, epilep­sy, dia­betes, dry eye syn­drome, some car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­eases, preg­nan­cy, ath­er­o­scle­ro­sis.

Since con­traindi­ca­tions are most­ly for adults, drops are often pre­scribed for chil­dren because of their effec­tive­ness and wide spec­trum of action. It is pre­scribed for chron­ic non­spe­cif­ic, aller­gic and angu­lar con­junc­tivi­tis. The drug helps to quick­ly relieve symp­toms — burn­ing, itch­ing, red­ness and swelling.


Diclofenac drops

Diclofenac is used to treat inflam­ma­tion of the eyes and con­junc­tivi­tis, as well as to relieve pain after injury or surgery. The vast major­i­ty of reviews about the drug are pos­i­tive. When using drops, there is a rapid removal of pain. Diclofenac copes well with var­i­ous inflam­ma­to­ry man­i­fes­ta­tions.

Due to the active ingre­di­ent, diclofenac sodi­um, which is rapid­ly absorbed into the blood, the drug is able to pro­vide imme­di­ate assis­tance. Like any drug, diclofenac has side effects. There­fore, it is rec­om­mend­ed to use it strict­ly accord­ing to the instruc­tions, oth­er­wise the rem­e­dy can cause severe itch­ing, swelling, aller­gies, vom­it­ing, nau­sea. Diclofenac is approved for use in chil­dren over 2 years of age. After open­ing, the drops can be used for a month. For oth­er drugs, this peri­od is short­er.


Vitabact drops

Vitabact — broad-spec­trum drops with antimi­cro­bial action. Absolute­ly safe, there­fore suit­able for new­borns. The drug is able to effec­tive­ly cope not only with inflam­ma­tion and sup­pu­ra­tion, but also with the causative agent of the dis­ease itself. Reviews tes­ti­fy to the pos­i­tive effect of the rem­e­dy. It relieves dis­com­fort in the eyes, elim­i­nates irri­ta­tion and dry­ness.

Among the dis­ad­van­tages are the high cost of drops and the lim­it­ed peri­od of use after open­ing (1 month). Par­ents talk about the good tol­er­ance of Vitabact by new­borns, about the absence of dis­com­fort after using the drops in the form of burn­ing and itch­ing. The lack of effect may be due to espe­cial­ly neglect­ed cas­es, untime­ly access to a doc­tor, or indi­vid­ual intol­er­ance to the com­po­nents of the drug.

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