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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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Could fml corticosteroid eye drops "take out the red" veins in your eyes?

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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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
Once
Do not occlude or cover eyes
Once
If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
Once
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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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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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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Reduce caffeine intake
Once
Reduce alcohol intake
Once
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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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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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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Wash your hands frequently
Daily
Tell dr the cause of your pink eye (allergic, viral, bacterial)
once, once for 1 week
Do not use someone else's eye drops
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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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