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Doctor insights on: How Long Can You Use Steroid Eye Drops

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How long should I take steroid eye drops for uveitis? After stop it in one day my eye start paining...

How long should I take steroid eye drops for uveitis? After stop it in one day my eye start paining...

Depends on cause: Uveitis has many causes including infection, trauma or injury to the eye, autoimmune diseases, other systemic diseases. The treatment depends on the cause. If the uveitis keeps coming back you will need to see a doctor to help find the reason. If you have an untreated medical condition causing uveitis this may require treatment before you can stop the eye drops. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how doctors use steroid eye drops?

Can you tell me how doctors use steroid eye drops?

Control inflammation: Steroid drops are commonly prescribed for eye problems. This includes non-infectious inflammation of the surface of the eye, a variety of inflammations inside the eye including many things at the back of the eye. They are also used frequently after many types of eye surgery. As they have side effects they should only be used under care of an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What are steroid eye drops used for?

What are steroid eye drops used for?

Many reasons: Steroid eye drops are a common medication used to decrease inflammation. It is used routinely after most eye surgeries. It commonly used in a variety of inflammatory eye conditions. ...Read more

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Can steroid eye drops can remove pterygium?

Can steroid eye drops can remove pterygium?

Pterygium & ster: Pterygium is a very common, abnormal growth of the clear covering (conjunctiva) of the white part of the eye (sclera) over the cornea (window of the eye). If severe and causing discomfort or red, it can be removed with surgery. It is generally benign. It is due to excess sun/UV exposure usually. Steroids can help decrease inflammation but will not get rid/remove it. Only way to remove: surgery. ...Read more

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Do you have to taper off steroid eye drops?

Do  you have to taper off steroid eye drops?

Depends: On how frequently and how long the drops have been in use. Short courses (two or three weeks or less) do not require taper. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of steroid eye drops?

What are the side effects of steroid eye drops?

Steroid drops: Long term, high dose steroid drop use (such as pred forte or durezol) increase risk of cataract formation & glaucoma (or nerve damage from high intraocular eye pressure IOP). Short term, low dose steroid use has little risk of doing this, but if on it longer than 3-4 wks, an eyeMD should check your IOP. More info at eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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It's okay to use other eye drops while I'm on steroid eye drops right?

It's okay to use other eye drops while I'm on steroid eye drops right?

Which other eyedrops: What did your ophthalmologist recommend? Depends what's in the other eye drops? List ingredients and name, and we can assist! If it contains more steroids, the answer is,'No!' If it's lubricating drops or artificial tears without preservatives, the answer is, 'Yes!' ...Read more

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Can i drink liquor while taking steroid eye drops?

Can i drink liquor while taking steroid eye drops?

Yes: There are no contraindications with drinking and topical steroids, unless you drink so much that you can't the drops in your eye! :). ...Read more

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Can steroid eye drops cause acne?

Can steroid eye drops cause acne?

Usually not: For steroid drops to have enough systemic absorption & cause acne is rare. Some people that have acne vulgaris may be triggered even with steroid drops. More important is the fact that regular strength steroid drops should be used only for limited time usually less than 3 weeks in eyes. They can cause cataract & glaucoma. Extremely mild steroid drops at once daily may be used for a long time. ...Read more

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Will taking steroid eye drops for eye allergies reduce undereye circles and puffy eyes?

Will taking steroid eye drops for eye allergies reduce undereye circles and puffy eyes?

Not likely : Steroid eye drops, like prednisolone acetate, are not to be used without careful eye physician supervision. Although steroidal anti-inflammatory drops are extremely potent & effective at treating many ocular inflammatory conditions, they are Not routinely used for ocular allergies. Antihistamine eye drops or pills are safer and can be used more often. These may help puffiness/circles but mayB not ...Read more

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Can steroid eye drops cause effects of nausea or feeling faint?

Can steroid eye drops cause effects of nausea or feeling faint?

Not likely: The amount of steroid that is absorbed systemically from eyedrops is not going to affect how you feel systemically except in response to how the condition in your eyes is responding to the steroid application. If you have persistent nausea or faintness, then check with your family doctor for further diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have had right eye pain and right sinus pain for several months. My optometrist gave me.Steroid eye drops, but no relief.?

I have had right eye pain and right sinus pain for several months. My optometrist gave me.Steroid eye drops, but no relief.?

I would suggest: An eye md or ophthalmologist second opinion, in case you have a more serious orbital process. Possibilities include wegener's, pseudo tumor, subperiosteal abscess but only with an in person exam would you get an accurate diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have myopia and I am currently on steroid eye drops (prednisolone acetate 1%). My vision has become worse. Could it be because of the eyedrops?

I have myopia and I am currently on steroid eye drops (prednisolone acetate 1%). My vision has become worse. Could it be because of the eyedrops?

Depends: Steroid eye drops if taken for weeks can cause cataract and glaucoma. They are usually not a problem for a short term treatment for a number of eye problems. I would consult your eye doctor for these symptoms. ...Read more

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Does steroid eye drops like Maxidex or FML need to be tapered off after using 4/ day for a week? 1 doc says taper off. Another say not required.

Depends: If the condition you are treating with topical steroids has responded and there is no residual inflammation left, then you can stop the drops. If the inflammation gradually is diminishing but is still present or has a tendency to recur if the steroid is stopped, then continue at a lower doesl. ...Read more

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Does neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone (neomycin sulfate, polymyxin b sulfate and hydrocortisone) cure a stye I have steroid eye drops my dr. Prescribed me a few months ago. I have been trying to get an answer for 2 hours and haven't go

Does neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone (neomycin sulfate, polymyxin b sulfate and hydrocortisone) cure a stye I have steroid eye drops my dr. Prescribed me a few months ago. I have been trying to get an answer for 2 hours and haven't go

NO! : No! remember doctors can not diagnose over the phone or internet, but is the 'stye' you describe a painful bump in your eyelid? --if so the treatment is not a steroid (so no hydrocortisone) a stye is a 'blocked gland' in your eyelid (it's a mechanical problem) the general treatment is: -warm compressess -anti-biotic eye drop or ointment and if not improved : a small surgical procedure by an ophthomologist hope you're better soon. ...Read more

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Do eye drops contain steroids?

Do  eye drops contain steroids?

Some: Some prescription eye drops do. When in doubt, you can ask your eye doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more