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Will fluorometholone eye drops exacerbate conjunctivitis?

Will fluorometholone eye drops exacerbate conjunctivitis?

It can: Steroids can sometimes worsen viral infections. Can combine antibiotics with steroids during treatment. Otherwise should help conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


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How long should I wait after my last dose of fluorometholone eye drops (prescribed for allergic conjunctivitis) before wearing contacts again?

How long should I wait after my last dose of fluorometholone eye drops (prescribed for allergic conjunctivitis) before wearing contacts again?

Soon: This depends upon the appearance and comfort of the eye. You should avoid contact wear when the eye is red or getting redder, but when the red is fading and the other symptoms you may have had are fading, then you can wear the contact. ...Read more

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Had conjunctivitis 5 time, first 4 treated with chlorsig eye drops, got it again, now using panatol and flarex, (fluorometholone) 1 week into treatment and now it back.?

Had conjunctivitis 5 time, first 4 treated with chlorsig eye drops, got it again, now using panatol and flarex, (fluorometholone) 1 week into treatment and now it back.?

Why?: Why is the main question! you have to figure out the source. Is it that you keep on reinfecting yourself by touching something dirty? Do you have an infection in your tear duct? .... Your ophthalmologist needs to do a little extra work here to help you! ...Read more

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I have viral conjunctivitis and I am 34 weeks pregnant. My doctor prescribed fml (fluorometholone) drops, is it safe for me to use? Thank you.

I have viral conjunctivitis and I am 34 weeks pregnant. My doctor prescribed fml (fluorometholone) drops, is it safe for me to use? Thank you.

Safe but: Not needed for viral conjunctivitis. Steroid drops, like this, may prolong the infection. No treatment is needed. It will get better in a week or less. ...Read more

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What should I do to help my eye conjunctivitis?

What should I do to help my eye conjunctivitis?

Hygiene: The by far most common cause of conjunctivitis is viral. There is no actual treatment for this. You should keep the eye clean, and take care not to spread the condition to your family, coworkers and friends. These are self limited conditions which will self heal in 3-10 days in most cases. ...Read more

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How come i keep getting conjunctivitis in the same eye?

How come i keep getting conjunctivitis in the same eye?

See Eye MD: Find out why you are getting it. Recurrent or chronic conjunctiviits can be diagnosed and managed by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How to sleep when you have conjunctivitis crud in your eyes?

How to sleep when you have conjunctivitis crud in your eyes?

Eye discharge: If you have an active conjunctivitis, appropriate topical therapy (drops and/or ointment) should resolve this problem in a few days and sleeping will not be a problem. Then follow with good hygiene. ...Read more

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For the experts - might you apply breastmilk on your eyes if you suspect you have conjunctivitis?

I have done this: Actually there has been homeopathic use of breast milk in the eyes for this condition for years.I am not aware of any evidence for or against it, but my experoence is that it sometimes helps.And have never had any negative effects or reactions. ...Read more

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Is all eye redness called conjunctivitis?

Is all eye redness called conjunctivitis?

No: Conjunctivitis is defined as inflammation of the conjunctiva. One of the principle markers of inflammation is redness caused by dilation of the blood vessels. Therefore, all forms of conjunctivitis have varying degrees of associated redness. However, not all redness is caused by conjunctivitis. For example, a broken blood vessel can cause redness but is not caused by inflammation. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Fluorometholone (Definition)

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


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Fml Forte (Definition)

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