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Dr. Harold Ballitch
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Harold Ballitch
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Zachary Veres
Board Certified, Family Medicine
13 years in practice
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Is there any eye drop that can stop the itch caused by bhepharitis? Does FML help?

Dr. Zachary Veres
Board Certified, Family Medicine
13 years in practice
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Is there any eye drop that can stop the itch caused by bhepharitis? Does FML help?

Blepharitis: maxitrol drops may help, they are prescription though ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Saunders
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
20 years in practice
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Was using FML 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.

Dr. Eric Saunders
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
20 years in practice
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Was using FML 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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Dr. Michael Ham
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
2M people helped
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Please tell me, are fml corticosteroid eye drops vasoconstrictors?

Dr. Michael Ham
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
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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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Dr. Warren Everett
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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?

Dr. Warren Everett
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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?

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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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
25 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Jon Fishburn
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
25 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Richard Wieder
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
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Lower eyelid twitchin cause of dry eye, can be treated with fml? How long to use it? 10 days isnt bad?

Dr. Richard Wieder
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Lower eyelid twitchin cause of dry eye, can be treated with fml? 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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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Could fml corticosteroid eye drops "take out the red" veins in your eyes?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
66M people helped

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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Dr. Michael Ham
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Michael Ham
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
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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.

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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