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A 42-year-old member asked:

Are flarex (fluorometholone) eye drops mild?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Depends: This depends upon what you mean is 'mild'. Flarex (fluorometholone) drops are a steroid less potent than some others. This means its primary effect is not the strongest and it s incidence of side effects is lower than the strong ones. It is a useful drop which your ophthalmologist no doubt has prescribed for good reasons.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

I'm wondering are flarex (fluorometholone) eye drops really mild?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Not necessarily: Steroid eye drops, no matter what the potency, are NEVER mild medications! I ALWAYS recommend a carefully thought out management protocol for patients prescribed steroid eye drops. Blindness, infections, ulcerations, & glaucoma are just a few of the serous complications that can occur with negligence.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are flarex (fluorometholone) eye drops for?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Anti-inflammatory: This is a brand name of a steroid anti-inflammatory drop. It is effective and the next thing below the most powerful in effect. Your ophthalmologist has prescribed them because you have a steroid sensitive inflammation of your eye and will monitor the efficacy with you to see if it is working.

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