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Dr. Eric Saunders
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Was using FML eye drops, Bion tears at same time for inflammed eye.Told to stop after a week, eye is no better. Can 2 eye drops be used at same time.

Was using FML eye drops, Bion tears at same time for inflammed eye.Told to stop after a week, eye is no better. Can 2 eye drops be used at same time.

Yes, wait 10 min.: Yes, 2 different eye drops can be used around the same time, but wait at least 10 minutes between one dose and the next. Also, if your eye is no better after a week on the above drops you need to call your eye doctor and arrange for a follow up visit to see why you're not getting better. Do this ASAP. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ham
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Please tell me, are fml corticosteroid eye drops vasoconstrictors?

Please tell me, are fml corticosteroid eye drops vasoconstrictors?

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

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Could fml corticosteroid eye drops "take out the red" veins in your eyes?

Yes: Corticosteroid eyedrops can reduce some types of inflammation but should only be used under direction of an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Neil Notaroberto
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Dry eyes n blepharitis. Seen 2 eye doc. Always give FML, lubricants. Sick of frequent eye inflammation, use eye drops daily n clean eyelid. Any cure?

Dry eyes n blepharitis. Seen 2 eye doc. Always give FML, lubricants. Sick of frequent eye inflammation,  use eye drops daily n clean eyelid. Any cure?

The short answer is: yes, you can treat the blepharitis with a variety of treatments. The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises a variety of treatments depending upon the etiology (cause) of your blepharitis. This can range from eyelid hygiene with OTC lid scrubs or baby shampoo, to topical and even oral antibiotic treatment. Have your ophthalmologist look at the margins to identify the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Clement Cheng
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Any side effects with fluorometholone eye drops?

Any side effects with fluorometholone eye drops?

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 is considered a weak steroid and has a smaller risk for side effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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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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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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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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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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How long should I wait after my last dose of fluorometholone eye drops (prescribed for allergic conjunctivitis) before wearing contacts again?

How long should I wait after my last dose of fluorometholone eye drops (prescribed for allergic conjunctivitis) before wearing contacts again?

Soon: This depends upon the appearance and comfort of the eye. You should avoid contact wear when the eye is red or getting redder, but when the red is fading and the other symptoms you may have had are fading, then you can wear the contact. ...Read more

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Dr. Zachary Veres
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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How frequent can Lotemax/ FML be safely used for eye inflammation due to dryness? IOP normal. Used for 7 days 1week ago. Can use again?

How frequent can Lotemax/ FML be safely used for eye inflammation due to dryness? IOP normal. Used for 7 days 1week ago. Can use again?

To be used cautiousl: Lotemax and fml are not routine treaents for dry eye syndrome except in severe cases of keratoconjunctivitis sicca. When used,careful monitoring of the eye needs to be performed by treating Eye MD. Infections, glaucoma, and cataract are among the serious complications of chronic steroid treatment. Other non steroid treatments are preferred for chronic dry eye, like Restasis, plugs, moisture goggle ...Read more

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