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Recently Weaned Off Pred Forte drops...

I was on Pred Forte drops for 3 months four times a day.  I recently weaned off over 3 weeks and been off for one week.  I am having pain, dryness, increased redness, & itchiness worsening at the end of the day. My retinal surgeon said if I started having such problems that I could go back on the drops a week or 2 and then wean off again.

Currently, I am using OTC wetting drops & Aleve with little relief.  I do not want to go back on the drops because I am afraid of the possible harm they can cause.  Will my symptoms eventually get better and just go away if I wait it out?
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Why were you on PF?

JCH MD
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I was on the drops after 3 surgeries for RD's since January 2009.
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You know that PF is an ultrastrong steroid. Besides reducing inflammation it makes a lot of other eye problems feel better including dry eye and blepharitis. It also as you know has lots of side effects with long term use.

You might use the search feature and read about dry eye and blepharitis. Discuss with your retina MD or general Eye MD. You may need restasis if the problem persists.

JCH MD
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