LM was given Prednisolone 0.5% preservative free Minims three times daily for 3 weeks. This doc (consultant no.2) was a kind man, old-fashioned, but I wish he'd said at the time he didn't know the cause of inflammation then we could've moved on sooner. It was actually undiagnosed and untreated MGD. Prednisolone controlled inflammation, cured nothing of course. He said he was hoping it would go away.
Now we use FML long-term on the basis absorption is least due to fluoride base, hoping to avoid ... future problems. This does control inflammation until we can improve the MGD with antibacterials + warm compress, then we taper.
Do your hospital eye docs know what the cause of the inflammation is? Can you get copies of diagnosis letters they are sending to your GP? Requesting these was a revelation. I realised consultant 2 didn't have a diagnosis, hadn't told me; also mammoth misdiagnosis from consultant 1. Also, in UK NHS policy, we have the right to see eye clinic notes, and some hospitals supply copies through Medical Records department, some we have to go through Medico-Legal. Maybe check your Aus health service rights. Also, we have Patient Liaison Service - as always, depends who you get! Sometimes diplomatic, warm, helpful, wonderful... sometimes, er, not.
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