Related Questions

Dry eyes n blepharitis. Seen 2 eye doc. Always give FML, (fluorometholone) lubricants. Sick of frequent eye inflammation, use eye drops daily n clean eyelid. Any cure?

The short answer is. yes, you can treat the blepharitis with a variety of treatments. The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises a variety of treatments depending upon the etiology (cause) of your blepharitis. This can range from eyelid hygiene with OTC lid scrubs or baby shampoo, to topical and even oral antibiotic treatment. Have your ophthalmologist look at the margins to identify the cause. Read more...
Listen to eye docs. it is in your best interest to listen to your eye doctors. Ask them what the diagnosis is. The nature of your illness may be for the symptoms to recur again and again. Read more...

Was using FML (fluorometholone) eye drops, Bion tears at same time for inflammed eye. Told to stop after a week, eye is no better. Can 2 eye drops be used at same time.

Yes, wait 10 min. Yes, 2 different eye drops can be used around the same time, but wait at least 10 minutes between one dose and the next. Also, if your eye is no better after a week on the above drops you need to call your eye doctor and arrange for a follow up visit to see why you're not getting better. Do this ASAP. Read more...

Do corticosteroid eye drops "take the red out" of your eyes?

Not really. Medications that "take the red out" - at least acutely - are usually decongestant or vasoconstricting medications. They cause the blood vessels to constrict. If the eyes are chronically red, this can be from causes such as allergy. In that case, corticosteroids can evenually reduce redness, swelling, and itching. However, these types of drops should be limited to shortime use. Read more...
Corticosteriods. Depending on the cause, steroids can take the red out if it is inflamatory. Chronic use of steroids systemically or eyedrops can lead to glaucoma and cataracts. Need M.D.'s examination and assistance with steroids. Read more...

My doctor gave me flarex (fluorometholone) eye drops for my eye inflammation. Hesteroid. Are these safe?

If used properly. Flarex (fluorometholone) is a topical steroid for use with steroid-sensitive eye inflammation. Follow the directions for use as provided by your doctor. Report back to your doctor if NO improvement is seen after the first 48 hrs. Do not discontinue use prematurely. Notify your doctor if you have a history of glaucoma. Read more...

Any side effects with fluorometholone eye drops?

Steroid side effects. As with all steroid eye drops there can be side effects. The most common are formation of cataracts and an increase in intraocular pressure leading to glaucoma. Also there is an increase in possible infections in the eye. These side effects are dependent upon the concentration and duration of the steroid. Fml (fluorometholone) is considered a weak steroid and has a smaller risk for side effects. Read more...

Are flarex (fluorometholone) eye drops mild?

Depends. This depends upon what you mean is 'mild'. Flarex (fluorometholone) drops are a steroid less potent than some others. This means its primary effect is not the strongest and it s incidence of side effects is lower than the strong ones. It is a useful drop which your ophthalmologist no doubt has prescribed for good reasons. Read more...