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What are the risks of using lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops?

What are the risks of using lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops?

There are some.: All steroid drops have an increased risk of cataract formation and glaucoma. Lotemax (loteprednol) is no exception. Short courses of therapy will likely cause no harm. Some inflammatory diseases require longer courses and it can cause side effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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I have been using efemoline eye drops for 1 year daily once.What are the risks?

I have been using efemoline eye drops for 1 year daily once.What are the risks?

Cataract, Glaucoma: Efemoline (not available in us) contains a topical steroid (fluorometholone) and a redness reliever (tetrahyrozoline). Long term risks of topical steroids include cataract formation and glaucoma. In general they should not be used for long term therapy unless the benefits outweigh those risks. Either way careful, close monitoring by an ophthalmologist is mandatory. ...Read more

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I have been using voltaren (diclofenac) eye drops for 6 years since i had a retinal dethachment. What are the risks?

I have been using voltaren (diclofenac) eye drops for 6 years since i had a retinal dethachment.
What are the risks?

Eye corneal problems: Use of this class of drug is not to be used long term. If for red eye, comfort or retinal swelling merous alternatives are available with a safer profile . Discuss with your eye care professional for alternative suggestions. ...Read more

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What do lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops treat?

What do lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops treat?

Inflammation: Lotemax (loteprednol) is an ocular anti inflammatory medication used to treat a variety of ocular diseases and disorders. It's use should be carefully monitored, as it is a steroid- based medication. ...Read more

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Lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops question? Ok if scratch?

Lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops question? Ok if scratch?

Gently: I assume that you are receiving Lotemax (loteprednol) for some allergic type conditon of your eyes which causes itching. Scratching is ok if done gently despite the presence of lotemax (loteprednol). Cool soaks can also help. If the goal is to limit the allergic reaction, then the Lotemax (loteprednol) should diminish your need to scratch. ...Read more

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And I am currently on lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops. Any side effects to the eyes?

And I am currently on lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops. Any side effects to the eyes?

A few: Lotemax (loteprednol) is a steroid of intermediate potency which has a lowered incidence of the major side effect of topical steroids for the eye which is elevation of eye pressure. It is very useful for topical and internal inflammation and is usually comfortable. Your ophthalmologist can check for eye pressure if you are on this long term for the unlikely elevation of eye pressure. ...Read more

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What is better for Dry Eyes? Restasis or Lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops?

What is better for Dry Eyes? Restasis or Lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops?

Both are good: Both medicines are excellent. Treatment would be based on the underlying cause of the dry eyes. I tend to use Restasis before using Lotemax, (loteprednol) but each physician has their own algorithm for treatment. ...Read more

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Are there eye drops as effective as lotemax, (loteprednol) but are not prescription?

Are there eye drops as effective as lotemax, (loteprednol) but are not prescription?

NO: There are no non prescription steroid containing eyedrops. There is a non steroidal antihistamine type drop, ketotifen generic, that is available without a prescription, but that does not work the same way as a steroid drop. If you need a steroid eyedrop to treat your condition then you should be under the care of an eyemd or othe recp that can test you and manage steroid complications. ...Read more

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Could i give lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops to my 2yr old with pink eye?

Could i give lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops to my 2yr old with pink eye?

Pediatrics office: It is best to check with your doctor to determine the best course of treatment. Pink eye in this age group is usually treated with topical antibiotics applied to the eye. If the eye is swollen or painful referral to an ophthalmologist will be made by your doctor. It is important to have the eye checked and to also rule out any corneal abrasions ( scratches to the eye). ...Read more

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I did lasik 1 week ago everything was ok until yesterday i feel like in my left eye there is a eyelash can a lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops cause that feeling?

I did lasik 1 week ago everything was ok until yesterday i feel like in my left eye there is a eyelash can a lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops cause that feeling?

Not as likely : Since your LASIK procedure is recent, the incision is still healing. A sensation that there is something in the eye may be superficially related to dryness or medication, but may also be due to the LASIK flap edge. I recommend calling your LASIK surgeon to discuss what you should do. He will likely see you and carefully determine the cause of your symptoms. In the meantime, use nonpreserved tears. ...Read more

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