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Doctor insights on: Fml Forte Ocular Antibiotic Corticosteroid Combination

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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

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...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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I have used fml forte (fluorometholone) with great response for a week. How long should I wait if I need to utilize his med again?

FML FORTE (fluorometholone): It depends on what is the condition for which it has been prescribed and for how long did the doc adviced you to use it.The drops can be used again if the condition flares up again but do discuss with yourmd/opthalmologist about its use. ...Read more

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Blepharitis recur once every 2-3 months despite warm compress n lid cleaning. When there's inflammation again, should FML (fluorometholone) or Dexa-Gentamicin be used?

Blepharitis recur once every 2-3 months despite warm compress n lid cleaning. When there's inflammation again, should FML (fluorometholone) or Dexa-Gentamicin be used?

Chronic blepharitis: is an incurable but treatable condition. It is often associated with rosacea. Treatment options include warm compresses, expressing the eyelid glands, eyelid scrubs, such as ocusoft or sterilid, twice daily flaxseed oil capsules and prescription medications such as restasis and doxycycline. Discuss your treatment with an ophthalmologist. ...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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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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How do fml (fluorometholone) drops work?

How do fml (fluorometholone) drops work?

It is a steroid: Fml (fluorometholone) is a mild steroid eye drop that decreases inflammation in the eyes. This can help a variety of eye conditions including dry eyes, blepharitis, uveitis, allergies and others. Please make sure you are under the care of an ophthalmologist as FML (fluorometholone) and other eye steroids put you at risk for high eye pressures (glaucoma) and cataracts. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fluorometholone (Definition)

Fluorometholone is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Fml Forte (Definition)

FML Forte is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a ...Read more