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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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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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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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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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Eye pressure raised after using FML for 1 month. How long will it take for pressure to go back to normal?

Eye pressure raised after using FML for 1 month. How long will it take for pressure to go back to normal?

2 weeks: usually the FML will be all washed out in 2 weeks. The elevated pressure is most likely a separate issue from the FML drops, but a recheck after 2 weeks will reveal if there is something else to be addressed. Some might wait a month, there is no hurry ...Read more

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Rashy swollen eyelids, huge bags under, constant itching. Dermatologist & eye doctor prescribed meds aren't working. Help. Using fml now.

Rashy swollen eyelids, huge bags under, constant itching. Dermatologist & eye doctor prescribed meds aren't working. Help. Using fml now.

Allergies: Frequent artificial tears, cool compresses, topical steroids, and topical and/or allergy meds should be helpful. In severe cases, a short course of oral steroids may be needed. ...Read more

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I'm scared my eyelid is twitching and i'm taking fml to treat it for 10 days 3x/day because my eye doc. Says I have dry eye.

I'm scared my eyelid is twitching and i'm taking fml to treat it for 10 days 3x/day because my eye doc. Says I have dry eye.

Eye twiching: If you mean the eyelid blinking of fluttering, it my be myokymia due to stress or simply dryness of the eye. If the eyelid(s) contract fully, and is very noticeable it could be blepharospasm or hemi-facial spasm. See an ophthalmologist. Most likely stress related. ...Read more

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