Headaches are a common side effect of eye drops.
There are many different side effects that can be caused by eye drops, but the specific nature of side effects often depends on the type of medication contained in the eye drops. The eye drops can irritate the surface of the eye, even when it is intended to lessen irritating symptoms such as redness or itchiness. Eye drops can also cause headaches, stomach discomfort, drowsiness, and irritability. Some types of medicated eye drops can cause damage to a person’s eyes if used for too long.
Nausea is a possible side effect of the eye drops.
Common side effects of eye drops are redness and irritation. These symptoms may occur on the surface of the eye and may disappear as the user gets used to the medication, or they may worsen if the patient does not tolerate the medication well. Stinging, burning, swelling, and the feeling of having something in the eye can also occur as a side effect of eye drops.
In some cases, eye drops can irritate the eyes, although they should do the exact opposite.
Some eye drops cause the pupil to dilate or constrict. These symptoms can be temporary, usually lasting a few hours or more, although some eye drops can create this effect for as long as they are being used. These effects can lead to a sensitivity to light. Side effects related to eye drops include difficulty focusing and blurred vision.
Other body systems can also be affected by eye drops. Headaches are one of the most commonly reported side effects of eye drops, although stomach problems, including diarrhea and nausea, can also occur. These side effects are not common and are more often seen with eye drops that deliver medication rather than non-drug eye drops.
The eye drops can cause redness in the eyes.
Eye drops can also affect the cardiopulmonary system. Fast heartbeat and labored breathing can occur with some types of drops, while others lead to slower breathing and heartbeat. A healthy patient will typically not experience serious complications from these eye drops side effects, but a patient with preexisting heart disease can potentially exacerbate this condition.
Some types of eye drops can cause serious eye damage. Anesthetic eye drops can harm the cornea and decongestant eye drops can cause glaucoma, often quickly and without warning. Patients who experience a sudden change in vision should see a doctor right away because some of these conditions can permanently impair vision.