Worried about fml (fluorometholone)?

Fluorometholone… Is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory med for the eyes & eyelids. Its use should be limited as long-term use may increase intra-ocular pressure/ exacerbate glaucoma, cause cataracts, delay healing post surgery, allow fungal infections of the eyes. As with all corticosteroids for eyes, it should never be used if there is viral infection of eye. Careful monitoring by ophthalmologist highly advised.

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What is fml (fluorometholone)?

Fluorometholone… Is a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory med for the eyes & eyelids. Its use should be limited as long-term use may increase intra-ocular pressure/ exacerbate glaucoma, cause cataracts, delay healing post surgery, allow fungal infections of the eyes. As with all corticosteroids for eyes, it should never be used if there is viral infection of eye. Careful monitoring by ophthalmologist highly advised. Read more...

How do fml (fluorometholone) drops work?

It is a steroid. Fml (fluorometholone) is a mild steroid eye drop that decreases inflammation in the eyes. This can help a variety of eye conditions including dry eyes, blepharitis, uveitis, allergies and others. Please make sure you are under the care of an ophthalmologist as FML (fluorometholone) and other eye steroids put you at risk for high eye pressures (glaucoma) and cataracts. Read more...

I have used fml forte (fluorometholone) with great response for a week. How long should I wait if I need to utilize his med again?

FML Forte (fluorometholone) Recommendation is that eye exam be performed if product used for ten or more days due to possibility of elevated intraocular pressure (glaucoma), cataract formation, or development of fungal infection. See ophthalmologist for exam & further advice. Read more...
FML FORTE (fluorometholone) It depends on what is the condition for which it has been prescribed and for how long did the doc adviced you to use it.The drops can be used again if the condition flares up again but do discuss with yourmd/opthalmologist about its use. Read more...