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A 38-year-old member asked:

Worried about fml (fluorometholone)?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Fluorometholone…: Is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory med for the eyes & eyelids. Its use should be limited as long-term use may increase intra-ocular pressure/ exacerbate glaucoma, cause cataracts, delay healing post surgery, allow fungal infections of the eyes. As with all corticosteroids for eyes, it should never be used if there is viral infection of eye. Careful monitoring by ophthalmologist highly advised.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

What is fml (fluorometholone)?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Fluorometholone…: Is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory med for the eyes & eyelids. Its use should be limited as long-term use may increase intra-ocular pressure/ exacerbate glaucoma, cause cataracts, delay healing post surgery, allow fungal infections of the eyes. As with all corticosteroids for eyes, it should never be used if there is viral infection of eye. Careful monitoring by ophthalmologist highly advised.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 30, 2012
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