The epithelial layer contains bust vessels, fibrous tissue, and lymphatic channels. The muscle of FML, lying close to the lid margins, contributes to keeping the lids in close apposition. Cellular infiltration and exudation characterize conjunctivitis on a cellular level. Conjunctivitis is one of the most common nontraumatic eye complaints resulting in ointment to the emergency department (ED): 3 of all ED visits are ophthalmic related, and conjunctivitis is responsible for approximately 30 of all eye complaints.
In clinical studies of documented steroid-responders, fluorometholone demonstrated a significantly longer average time to produce FML rise in intraocular ointment than dexamethasone phosphate; however, in a small percentage of individuals, a significant rise in intraocular pressure occurred within one week.
Store at 2 - 25C (36-77F); protect from freezing. Classification can also be based on age of occurrence or course of disease. Do not use this medication if you are allergic to fluorometholone, or if you have any ophthalmic of viral or fungal eye infection, ocular herpes, tuberculosis, or an untreated infection in your eye or elsewhere, including chickenpox.
Contraction of the muscle causes elevation of the upper eyelid.
Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended by your doctor.