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What is the definition or description of: Fluorometholone allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Fluorometholone allergy?

Eye drops: Is used to treat eye conditions due to inflammation or injury. FML works by relieving symptoms such as swelling, redness, and itching. Belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. Along with their useful effects, drops can cause unwanted side-effects. Not everyone experiences them. You can experience a sensativity to the components in the drop and not the
FML, the active ingredient. ...Read more

Fluorometholone Allergy (Definition)

Is used to treat eye conditions due to inflammation or injury. FML works by relieving symptoms such as swelling, redness, and itching. Belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. Along with their useful effects, drops can cause unwanted side-effects. Not everyone experiences them. You can experience a sensativity to the components in the drop and not the ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: FML (fluorometholone) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: FML (fluorometholone) allergy?

FML allergy: Fluorometholone is a steroid medication used to treat inflammation of eye. For possible adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/fluorometholone-ophthalmic-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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I been suffered perennial allergies since 8 years ago and till now. Does both alcon patanol (olopatadine) and flarex can help to recovery.?

I been suffered perennial allergies since 8 years ago and till now. Does both alcon patanol (olopatadine) and flarex can help to recovery.?

See below: Patanol, (olopatadine) made by Alcon, is an eye drop with anti-histamine & anti-cholinergic activity :good for allergies. Flarex is a steroid eye drop. I'm not an eye doctor, but my belief is that, while both are effective for perennial allergies, the former is safe while the latter is not. You can develop an eye infection which can be devastating and mask the signs with Flarex. How about cetirizine pills? ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Can children use Fluorometholone?

Can children use Fluorometholone?

Approved, but...: Fluorometholone is an ophthalmic topical steroid for use in steroid-responsive inflammatory conditions of the eye. It's approved for ages ≥2 years. However, it should only be used under the direction and supervision of a physician. ...Read more

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Worried about fml (fluorometholone)?

Worried about fml (fluorometholone)?

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. ...Read more

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Can it be possible to use fluorometholone with acyclovir?

Can it be possible to use fluorometholone with acyclovir?

Maybe: This sounds like you are treating herpetic eye disease. Steroids, such as FML, (fluorometholone) should NOT be used with active epithelial disease but help with stromal disease or endothelial disease. Discuss your treatment with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can I instill fluorometholone on an unlimited daily basis. Ophthalmologist gave me permission after pressure remained normal.

Can I instill fluorometholone on an unlimited daily basis. Ophthalmologist gave me permission after pressure remained normal.

Probably: Fluorometholone has less of a tendency to elevate eye pressure than some other steroids. If you had been taking it for about six weeks with no elevation, then you lack the genetic underpinning that causes elevation. This is probably why your ophthalmologist approved more continued use. You therefore can continue to use this to treat whatever it is being given to treat. ...Read more

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Who should not use Fluorometholone?

Who should not use Fluorometholone?

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: ...Read more

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How do fml (fluorometholone) drops work?

How do fml (fluorometholone) drops work?

It is a steroid: Fml (fluorometholone) is a mild steroid eye drop that decreases inflammation in the eyes. This can help a variety of eye conditions including dry eyes, blepharitis, uveitis, allergies and others. Please make sure you are under the care of an ophthalmologist as FML (fluorometholone) and other eye steroids put you at risk for high eye pressures (glaucoma) and cataracts. ...Read more

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How effective is fluorometholone for treating uveitis?

How effective is fluorometholone for treating uveitis?

Not first line: Generally stronger topical steroids like prednisolone acetate are used to treat uveitis Fluorometholone is a weaker steroid - it might work - but why not go for the standard of care. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Fluorometholone?

Can pregnant women use Fluorometholone?

Fluorometholone: Fluorometholone is FDA Pregnancy Category C (Risk cannot be ruled out). ...Read more

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Do you need a prescription for Fluorometholone?

Fluorometholone: Fluorometholone is a prescription medication.

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Flarex (fluorometholone) caused some vision loss?

Flarex (fluorometholone) caused some vision loss?

Steroid eye drops: Flarex (fluorometholone) is a mild topical eye steroid, used primarily to treat inflammatory conditions such as iritis. As with all topical steroids, it can cause blurred vision after several doses, and if used long enough (typically months or longer), can lead to cataract formation. Elevated eye pressure from chronic steroid use can also cause permanent vision loss. See your eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Can flarex (fluorometholone) cause some vision loss?

Can flarex (fluorometholone) cause some vision loss?

Yes: Flarex (fluorometholone) is a steroid eye drop and it can cause glaucoma and cataract. Both of these conditions can cause decrease vision. ...Read more

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Flarex (fluorometholone) caused some vision loss, what to do?

Flarex (fluorometholone) caused some vision loss, what to do?

Problems: A careful consultation by an ophthalmologist would be imperative. Flarex™ is a topical ocular steroid that has important potential side effects, one of which is steroid induced glaucoma, an irreversible form of blindness. Another one is steroid induced cataract, which is a reversible form of vision loss. An ophthalmologist will evaluate and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Can FML LIQUIFILM be ototoxic. It contains fluorometholone is this substance ototoxic?

Can FML LIQUIFILM be ototoxic. It contains fluorometholone is this substance ototoxic?

Not a problem,: Fluorometholone has no oto-toxicity. Applied to the eye, there is little systemic absorption. You don't have to worry about this eyedrop. ...Read more

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I have used fml forte (fluorometholone) with great response for a week. How long should I wait if I need to utilize his med again?

FML FORTE (fluorometholone): It depends on what is the condition for which it has been prescribed and for how long did the doc adviced you to use it. The drops can be used again if the condition flares up again
but do discuss with yourmd/opthalmologist about its use. ...Read more

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I'm 49 yo fml (fluorometholone) @12mths of age I had a servere case of german measles they have had life long effects is there any information on this I can't find any?

I'm 49 yo fml (fluorometholone) @12mths of age I had a servere case of german measles they have had life long effects is there any information on this I can't find any?

German measles: There are a number of electronically linked references in the article on german measles at wikipedia. Com that may have useful information for you. ...Read more

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What are flarex (fluorometholone) eye drops for?

What are flarex (fluorometholone) eye drops for?

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. ...Read more

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What is fml (fluorometholone)?

What is fml (fluorometholone)?

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. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative treatment for chemosis? I've been using Natural Tears and Fluorometholone for 3 weeks now. Had blepheroplsty on August 5th.

Is there an alternative treatment for chemosis? I've been using Natural Tears and Fluorometholone for 3 weeks now. Had blepheroplsty on August 5th.

Time & cold compress: If this was not present prior to your surgery, it will probably resolve spontaneously and is just part of the healing process. If this was present prior to your surgery, that's a different story and you need to see an Ophthalmologist to evaluate further. ...Read more

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Are flarex (fluorometholone) eye drops mild?

Are flarex (fluorometholone) eye drops mild?

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. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are flarex (fluorometholone) eye drops really mild?

I'm wondering are flarex (fluorometholone) eye drops really mild?

Not necessarily: Steroid eye drops, no matter what the potency, are NEVER mild medications! I ALWAYS recommend a carefully thought out management protocol for patients prescribed steroid eye drops. Blindness, infections, ulcerations, & glaucoma are just a few of the serous complications that can occur with negligence. ...Read more

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Will fluorometholone eye drops exacerbate conjunctivitis?

Will fluorometholone eye drops exacerbate conjunctivitis?

It can: Steroids can sometimes worsen viral infections. Can combine antibiotics with steroids during treatment. Otherwise should help conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Does fluorometholone eye drops weakens bone?

Does fluorometholone eye drops weakens bone?

No: There is not enough systemic absorption of this relatively weak steroid, to cause any bone changes. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are fml (fluorometholone) corticosteroid eye drops vasoconstrictors?

Please tell me, are fml (fluorometholone) corticosteroid eye drops vasoconstrictors?

No: No, FML (fluorometholone) is a steroid. Fml (fluorometholone) decreases inflammation that can improve redness, but it is not a vasoconstrictor. ...Read more

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What is Fluorometholone?

Fluorometholone: Fluorometholone is a corticosteroid that treats eye inflammation. ...Read more

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