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I get eczema around my eyes, fml 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 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 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 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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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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If you wear contact lenses, wear glasses when eye is infected
Once
Do not occlude or cover eyes
Once
Clean face towels with hot water separately if pink eye
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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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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Prevent future eye infections by washing hands and not touching eyes
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Clean the affected eye carefully with water
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See an ophthalmologist
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Take any needed medicine as prescribed
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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)

Hands off! Don't spread infection.
once
Clean, warm, moist compresses
20 min, 4x day for 1 weeks
See doctor for Antibiotic eyedrops - keep the dropper clean
4x day
Antihistamines to reduce irritation
every 4-6 hours
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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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