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Fml Eye Drops Used For
Was using FML (fluorometholone) 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
I am using FML for Dry Eye due to MGD, I have a prolensa eye drops which expried 2 yrs ago.I put the prolesna eye drops & rinsed out after 5 min with eye wash.I am Concerned as i am using FML drops, my eye may not fight the bacteria frm prolensa?
Expired drugs should: be discarded immediately for your own safety. Prolensa is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) that (like all NSAID class drops) has the potential to compromise the cornea. Though much lower potential than the older generation NSAID's, you should still be monitored by your Ophthalmologist closely. FML (fluorometholone) is a mild steroid that also has the potential for adverse effects and should be monitored. ...Read more
Does steroid eye drops like Maxidex or FML need to be tapered off after using 4/ day for a week? 1 doc says taper off. Another say not required.
Depends: If the condition you are treating with topical steroids has responded and there is no residual inflammation left, then you can stop the drops. If the inflammation gradually is diminishing but is still present or has a tendency to recur if the steroid is stopped, then continue at a lower doesl. ...Read more
Dry eyes n blepharitis. Seen 2 eye doc. Always give FML, (fluorometholone) 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 (fluorometholone) is considered a weak steroid and has a smaller risk for side effects. ...Read more