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A 57-year-old male asked:

An optometrist diagnosed my daughter with an occular allergy and feels that fml eyedrops should be prescribed. can a gp give me a script for fml?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Not fml: Far safer is a topical antihistamine eye drop for ocular allergies. I rarely start with a topical steroid (fml) for this diagnosis. Infrequent exceptions due occur but initial treatment should be an antihistamine. Zaditor eye drops are available without prescription. Also I believe your GP could have similar advice, but try the OTC Zaditor first.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
See ophthalmologist: Always worrisome when an optometrist prescribes steroids with their very limited knowledge. Given your age, I suspect your daughter is an adult. She should make an appointment with an ophthalmologist and get a proper diagnosis and treatment. A GP can give you an FML prescription, but this might not be the proper treatment in this case.

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