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Loteprednol Etabonate

Loteprednol etabonate is a corticosteroid used to treat swelling and redness of the eye. It is also used to relieve the itching of the eye caused by allergic conjunctivitis. Side effects include blurred vision, watery eyes, nausea, and eye pain. It is available as an ointment, suspension, or gel.

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I have a subconjunctival hemorrhage. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Can Loteprednol Etabonate eye drop be used for nine days old subconjunctival hemorrhage? I had a sudden onset of eye problem, when I consulted an eye specialist he diagnosed it as a subconjunctival hemorrhage. He advised Ofloxacin eye drop for five days and Teardrop. I am 27 years old, fe...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most of the time, the cause of a subconjunctival hemorrhage that is idiopathic without any underlying cause. Whatever treatment is given to you is only symptomatic treatment. They may not cure underlying the cause if any. It can occur due to unknowingly rubbing the eyes i...  Read Full »

I had a benign nevus removed from my eye, and I have an inflamed red scar since then. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my right eye operated on. I had a benign nevus removed from the white part of the eye, and it has been two months. There is still a red scar that is constantly inflamed and irritated. My question is, will this persist forever, or is it going to fade in the upcoming months? Would ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Generally, everything settles within six weeks of surgery. Do you have any other issues like thyroid or diabetes? And what medications are you on at present? The lesion should have healed by now. Can you share a p...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for eyelid swelling?

Query: Hello doctor,My left lower eyelid is swelled for more than two months, and recently a few days back, I noticed, my left upper eyelid also got swelled. I do not know why is it happening, and I need to treat this as soon as possible. I am worried. I am using contact lenses for six years, and nothing l...  Read Full »

Dr. Souhad Abdulhalim Lawand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This all sounds like an allergy. Have you started using some new cosmetics? You can start by not using them anymore if you are. To relieve yourself from the swelling, please use Lotemax (Loteprednol Etabonate) eye drops one drop three times daily for 10 days. You can...  Read Full »

The eye drops drain into my mouth. Is it dangerous?

Query: Hello doctor, The eye drops Loteprednol and Tobramycin drain into my mouth through my eye. I am now feeling the taste of the medicine into my mouth. Is it dangerous? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, it is not dangerous. It just goes to show that drainage of tears is very good in your body so do not worry. The next time when you put drops, put pressure on the nasal side of the lower eyelid for one minute. It will not reach your mouth. But the Loteprednol (ste...  Read Full »

How to reduce the residual refractive error after three months of Lasix and cxl?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently got LASIK and CXL in one eye, and Epi-LASIK for the other eye. The Epil-LASIK was done a month back. My vision is 6/18 with -2.5 in Epi-LASIK treated eye and 0.5 in LASIK treated eye. The enhancement was not possible as my cornea thickness was low. Can I use spectacles? Some...  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can use glasses for residual refractive errors. Diplopia is common above 2 diopter difference. However, it may not be the case in every patient. Some people can tolerate larger differences as well. Also, using contact lenses is an option. You can use it in one eye...  Read Full »

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