How long should I use the drops for?

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 08/07/2016 - 06:53
Country
United Arab Emirates
Age
54
Gender
Female
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No

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Hi,

I have had headache, swollen cheek and red eyes. I went to eye clinic at hospital, and told it was a form if iritis and the doc prescribed Pred Forte Eye Drops,many times a day and mydriatic to dilate the pupil.
 
The eye looks a lot better and I want to go back to work on Monday, but my check up isn`t until Wednesday, can I stop taking the drops?
 
Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

 

 

Improving of symptoms doesn't mean the disease is cured.

Here is my advice to you:

1- Keep taking your eye drops as was prescribed by your eye doctor, till you visit him.

2- Corticosteroid eye drops such as Pred Forte Eye Drops shouldn't be stop abruptly. You should taper it gradually because abrupt discontinuation can cause rebound inflammation and iritis.

Example of tapering:

6 times a day for 3 days, then 4 times a day for 3 days, 2 times a day for 2 days and 1 time a day for 3 days. Tapering should be scheduled by the eye doctor according to the case and according to the ocular examination.

 

 

 

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