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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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Can some eye drops exacerbate your conjunctivitis?

Can some eye drops exacerbate your conjunctivitis?

Yes: As an interesting fact, most of the conjunctivitis I see is virally caused. Often an affected individual has been treated at Urgent care facility after hrs, & is prescribed an antibiotic, usually an aminoglycoside (gentamicin, or tobramycin). When they see me, it's on the basis of worsening eye condition. Often (not always) 1 of these 2 antibiotics causes significant ocular Irritation. ...Read more

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Best eye drops for bacterial conjunctivitis?

Best eye drops for bacterial conjunctivitis?

None: All conjunctivitis, bacterial and viral, is self-limiting. This means that they will get better without treatment. The symptoms can be treated, and antibiotics may decrease the duration of infection in some cases. ...Read more

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Can sleeping under an open window be the cause of my constant conjunctivitis? Its been coming and going for a while now i've used eye drops which help

Can sleeping under an open window be the cause of my constant conjunctivitis? Its been coming and going for a while now i've used eye drops which help

Is it conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis is a non-specific description of conjunctival inflammation. It can be viral, bacterial, allergic amongst others. More information is needed, such as which drops helped. It's unlikely that sleeping under an open window would cause recurrent conjunctivitis unless it's allergic. ...Read more

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Using fucidic eye drops for conjunctivitis, causing blurred vision a few hours after application is this normal?

Using fucidic eye drops for conjunctivitis, causing blurred vision a few hours after application is this normal?

Maybe: Flucidic acid antibacterial eye drops are very viscous and may temporarily blurt your vision. It is dosed only twice daily. It's also possible that your infection creates much discharge that also blurs vision. Remember that if your symptoms are not improving, call your doctor. You may not be responding to the treatment, or you don't have a bacterial infection. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Fluorometholone (Definition)

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


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Fml Forte (Definition)

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