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I get eczema around my eyes, fml (fluorometholone) ointment helps alleviate symptoms. How often is it safe to use this for the prescribed 10 days, 2x a day?

I get eczema around my eyes, fml (fluorometholone) ointment helps alleviate symptoms. How often is it safe to use this for the prescribed 10 days, 2x a day?

Monthly: You could use FML (fluorometholone) 10 days a month but you should have your intraocular pressure checked every few months if you do this every month. Consider a second opinion for treatment options. ...Read more

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

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

2 weeks: usually the FML (fluorometholone) will be all washed out in 2 weeks. The elevated pressure is most likely a separate issue from the FML (fluorometholone) 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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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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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.

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

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How frequent can Lotemax/ FML (fluorometholone) 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 (fluorometholone) 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 (loteprednol) 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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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?

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

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Lower eyelid twitchin cause of dry eye, can be treated with fml (fluorometholone)? How long to use it? 10 days isnt bad?

Lower eyelid twitchin cause of dry eye, can be treated with fml (fluorometholone)? How long to use it? 10 days isnt bad?

Treating dry eyes: It is common to treat dry eyes temporarily to help with more acute symptoms and inflammatory changes on the eye surface. Chronically, it's better to maintain your eye health using artificial tears and a prescription eyedrop called restasis. It works very well to relieve dry eye problems. Eyelid twitching can be associated with dry eyes, but there are other possible causes as well. ...Read more

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Could fml (fluorometholone) 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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Fml (Definition)

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