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Will fluorometholone eye drops exacerbate conjunctivitis?

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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.
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
It can: Steroids can sometimes worsen viral infections. Can combine antibiotics with steroids during treatment. Otherwise should help conjunctivitis.

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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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Last updated Oct 4, 2017

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