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Who should not use fluorometholone?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Fluorometholone: "ontraindications: Viral diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva (e.g., epithelial herpes simplex keratitis [dendritic keratitis], vaccinia, varicella). Mycobacterial infection of the eye. Fungal disease of ocular structures. Acute, purulent, untreated infections of the eye. Known hypersensitivity to fluorometholone," See:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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May 10, 2015
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Fluorometholone: Fluorometholone is a corticosteroid that treats eye inflammation.

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What is fml (fluorometholone)?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 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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