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Fungal Eye Infections and Steroids & Antibiotics

Dear Physician:

I have been given 6 different drugs over the past 8 months after vitrectomy, cataract surgeries and blepharitis.  Allergan Restasis Cyclosporine (0.5%), ToraDex (tobramycin and dexamenthasone), Bausch & Lonb Alrex Ioteprednol etabonate (0.2%), Omnipred (prednisolone acetate (2.0%, Xibrom (bromfenac (0.09% and Bacitracin Ointment (500 units) are the drugs and ointment given to me at various points in these procedures; however, the vitrectomy was last July.  Can these various drugs cause my body to have a fungal infection and lower my resistant to other diseases?  I'm only asking because I now think I have a yeast infection and I'm getting over an upper respiratory infection.

Thank you
hsum4
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In eye drop or ointment form the blood concentration of these meds are too low to cause lung or fungal problems.

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