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    I recently got dry eyes in my right eye. So I went to the doctor and he said I have dry eyes in my right eye, and my left eye has a few dry spots. To be safe I should use these drops in both eyes. So basically my eye doc has advise me to use Florometholone eye drops as following.

    1st week I use Fluorometholone 4x a day. After each drop of Fluorometholone I should wait 10-15 minutes then take regular eye drops. (Artificial tears or things of that nature.) (Glasses only)

    During the 2nd week I should take Fluorometholone 2x a day wait 10-15 minutes and then put in my contacts.

    During my 3rd week I shouldn't take Fluorometholone and use my contacts with regular eye drops. (I guess this one is to test if I healed or not.)

    As of late I have been walking up to dry eyes in both my left and right eye.
    I am haven't got dry eyes in my left eye throughout the day, but it starting to happen in the morning. This is the only thing I can think of that might be the reason for this.

    Can someone help me out? Am I just unlucky that all of a sudden I have dry eyes in my left and right in the morning? Or can the fluorometholone be a contributing factor?

  • #2
    I think your best course is to talk to your doctor about what you are experiencing.

    That said, I just read the possible side effects of fluorometholone online and it stated that occular irritation, pain, and dryness can occur. Did the drug info sheet you got contain those side effects?

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    • #3
      FML right off the bat for dry eye sounds a little surprising to me? Or are there other treatments you've been on? Anything more specific in your diagnosis - do they know the cause? Test scores? - And are you now wearing your contacts again?

      If your doctor isn't a corneal specialist, I'd consider asking for a referral or looking for one or finding an optometrist that's really good at dry eye. Don't know if this is too far to be convenient but there's an optometrist in Renton (Paul Jensen) and another in Tacoma (Paul Williams) that several of us here see.
      Rebecca Petris
      The Dry Eye Zone

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Rebecca Petris View Post
        FML right off the bat for dry eye sounds a little surprising to me? Or are there other treatments you've been on? Anything more specific in your diagnosis - do they know the cause? Test scores? - And are you now wearing your contacts again?

        If your doctor isn't a corneal specialist, I'd consider asking for a referral or looking for one or finding an optometrist that's really good at dry eye. Don't know if this is too far to be convenient but there's an optometrist in Renton (Paul Jensen) and another in Tacoma (Paul Williams) that several of us here see.
        I am not 100% sure what the purpose of fluorometholone was for, but if I recalled correctly he said I had dry spots in my eye. So I am going to assume it is to get rid of these dry spots.

        Just to be safe I just googled dry eyes + fluoometholone.

        http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...6105105AA4f5JT

        It seems that it's common.

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        • #5
          FML is a rather strong steroid, and yes it's common to use steroids in the course of dry eye treatment. You just didn't mention any history and it sounded very recent. Most people don't get steroids on a first visit to the doctor for dry eye unless it's pretty severe or sudden, as opposed to the gradual progression more common with dry eye.
          Rebecca Petris
          The Dry Eye Zone

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rebecca Petris View Post
            FML is a rather strong steroid, and yes it's common to use steroids in the course of dry eye treatment. You just didn't mention any history and it sounded very recent. Most people don't get steroids on a first visit to the doctor for dry eye unless it's pretty severe or sudden, as opposed to the gradual progression more common with dry eye.
            Oh I see. Well maybe he thought my eyes needed it. He did plan for me to use it two weeks, so I guess I will stick with it for another week and then hope for the best. Thanks for the information though.

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