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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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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.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Any side effects with fluorometholone eye drops?

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Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Steroid side effects: As with all steroid eye drops there can be side effects. The most common are formation of cataracts and an increase in intraocular pressure leading to glaucoma. Also there is an increase in possible infections in the eye. These side effects are dependent upon the concentration and duration of the steroid. Fml (fluorometholone) is considered a weak steroid and has a smaller risk for side effects.
Philippines
A 17-year-old male asked:

Does fluorometholone eye drops weakens bone?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No: There is not enough systemic absorption of this relatively weak steroid, to cause any bone changes.
CA
A 27-year-old member asked:

Will fluorometholone eye drops exacerbate conjunctivitis?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Maybe: Fluorometholone drops are inflammatory steroids. Used acutely, they can suppress inflammation dramatically. If used for extended periods, they can cause cataracts or glaucoma but the one concern is rebound conjunctivitis from sudden withdrawal of steroids.

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