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Flarex (fluorometholone) caused some vision loss?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
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In brief: Steroid eye drops
Flarex (fluorometholone) is a mild topical eye steroid, used primarily to treat inflammatory conditions such as iritis.
As with all topical steroids, it can cause blurred vision after several doses, and if used long enough (typically months or longer), can lead to cataract formation. Elevated eye pressure from chronic steroid use can also cause permanent vision loss. See your eye doctor immediately.

In brief: Steroid eye drops
Flarex (fluorometholone) is a mild topical eye steroid, used primarily to treat inflammatory conditions such as iritis.
As with all topical steroids, it can cause blurred vision after several doses, and if used long enough (typically months or longer), can lead to cataract formation. Elevated eye pressure from chronic steroid use can also cause permanent vision loss. See your eye doctor immediately.
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