PREDNISOLONE (Ophthalmic) (Drop)

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weight gain

I was diagonosed with spondiyalitis, when I developed a case of irritis about 6 years ago. With the help of heavy doses of steroids etc. I have it under control. I went off all drugs 3 years ago. About every 18 months or so I will get the inflimation ...
by Kim, 01/08/2006

Long term side effects

I have been taking prednisolone/pred forte eye drops for almost 7 years for recurring uviitis and an eye condition which is caused by herpes simplex behind the eye. Approximately 6 weeks ago I began to experience severe skin irritation on my torso, wi...
by Kim in Devon, UK, 03/13/2006

PREDNISOLONE (Ophthalmic) (Drop) Drug and Prescription Information

PREDNISOLONE (Ophthalmic) (Drop)

PREDNISOLONE (Ophthalmic) (Drop) Medication Classification

PREDNISOLONE (Into the eye)

PREDNISOLONE (Ophthalmic) (Drop) Brandname

Pred Forte, Econopred, Pred Mild, Econopred Plus, Ocu-Pred-A, AK-Pred, Inflamase Forte, Ocu-Pred Forte, Prednisol, Inflamase, Ocu-Pred

PREDNISOLONE (Ophthalmic) (Drop) is used for the Treatment

Prednisolone (pred-NISS-oh-lone) Treats eye swelling, itching, and discomfort caused by allergies.Belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.

When To Not Use PREDNISOLONE (Ophthalmic) (Drop)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to prednisolone or other corticosteroids such as dexamethasone (Decadron®). You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to sodium bisulfite.

How Should You Use PREDNISOLONE (Ophthalmic) (Drop)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. This medicine is not for long-term use.
  • Wash your hands before and after using the medicine.
  • Shake the eye drops well just before each use.
  • Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye to form a pocket.
  • To use the eye drops: Hold the dropper close to your eye with the other hand. Drop the correct number of drops into the pocket made between your lower lid and eyeball. Gently close your eyes. Place your index finger over the inner corner of your eye for 1 minute. Do not rinse or wipe the dropper or allow it to touch anything, including your eye. Put the cap on the bottle right away. Keep the bottle upright when you are not using it.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper PREDNISOLONE (Ophthalmic) (Drop) Storage

Store PREDNISOLONE (Ophthalmic) (Drop) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep PREDNISOLONE (Ophthalmic) (Drop) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using PREDNISOLONE (Ophthalmic) (Drop)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Talk with your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicines in the eye.

PREDNISOLONE (Ophthalmic) (Drop) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have glaucoma, an eye infection, or cataracts before using this medicine.
  • Do not wear contact lenses unless approved by your doctor.
  • You should not use leftover medicine to treat other eye conditions.
  • While you are using this medicine, keep all appointments with your doctor.

PREDNISOLONE (Ophthalmic) (Drop) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe eye irritation, redness, swelling or pus in or around the eye
  • Severe eye pain
  • Change in or loss of vision

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PREDNISOLONE (Ophthalmic) (Drop)

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Claudio, Claudio - 01/10/2014

You have asked several qusiteons.First, no the eye does not heal back to it's normal structure with PRK. But it kinda does. What that means is PRK changes the shape of the eye by ablating tissue from the surface and deeper. This ablation of tissue permanently removes the basement membrane of the cornea (which the epithelial cells attach to). But this is really not a major issue because the epithelial cells regenerate and attach quite well to the deeper stroma of the cornea. So, the basement membrane is gone but it doesn't affect your vision.Second, many patients do notice a decrease in their night vision capabilities. For most, though, this is not a significant problem. The higher your prescription is (and yours is NOT very high) the greater the risk of night time vision problems.Third, if your surgeon uses custom wave front technology, the laser actually has a better chance of DECREASING any higher order abberations than causing them.Fourth, post op dryness is a common side effect that is independent of the degree of correction. For most, though, this dryness is temporary. I have seen some patients,though, who had pre op dryness develop permanent and disabling dryness after the surgery.If you do not have any contraindicating factors such as large pupil size, dryness, ocular or systemic diseases, thin corneas, etc. you sound actually like a pretty good candidate. Only your surgeon, though, can tell you for sure how good a candidate you are because he will have all the information he needs to help you make this decision.