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An optometrist diagnosed my daughter with an occular allergy and feels that FML eyedrops should be prescribed. Can a GP give me a script for FML?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See ophthalmologist

Always worrisome when an optometrist prescribes steroids with their very limited knowledge.
Given your age, I suspect your daughter is an adult. She should make an appointment with an ophthalmologist and get a proper diagnosis and treatment. A GP can give you an FML prescription, but this might not be the proper treatment in this case.

In brief: See ophthalmologist

Always worrisome when an optometrist prescribes steroids with their very limited knowledge.
Given your age, I suspect your daughter is an adult. She should make an appointment with an ophthalmologist and get a proper diagnosis and treatment. A GP can give you an FML prescription, but this might not be the proper treatment in this case.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not fml

Far safer is a topical antihistamine eye drop for ocular allergies.
I rarely start with a topical steroid (fml) for this diagnosis. Infrequent exceptions due occur but initial treatment should be an antihistamine. Zaditor eye drops are available without prescription. Also I believe your GP could have similar advice, but try the OTC Zaditor first.

In brief: Not fml

Far safer is a topical antihistamine eye drop for ocular allergies.
I rarely start with a topical steroid (fml) for this diagnosis. Infrequent exceptions due occur but initial treatment should be an antihistamine. Zaditor eye drops are available without prescription. Also I believe your GP could have similar advice, but try the OTC Zaditor first.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Dr. Stan Coleman
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rx

Yes your GP can write the script.

In brief: Rx

Yes your GP can write the script.
Dr. Stan Coleman
Dr. Stan Coleman
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