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Fml Eye Ointment
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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