Well i do not want to disappoint u, but my experience with lotemax(or any other steroid eye drops) is like it gives temporary relief.When u r using it, u feel like over the moon with less photo sensitivity and no pain etc...we feel we got cured...but when u stop the drops, after a week or so it will be the same old story back again...also we cannot use lotemax more frequemtly due to its side effects...so have to stop sooner or later.
Restasis, yes it works for some people , does not work for others...it works for me...just for ur information, restasis 0.05% concentrated drops did not hel pme much...i mean i cudnt see its effects in smaller duration of time...but when i used 0.10% concentrated drops it worked great for me right from the day i started it.The good thing with restasis is u can use it for long term unlike lotemax drops...but restasis tends to burt and sting to majority of patients..the degree of tolerance depends patient to patient...it burned me a lot but i m using it once a day, right before i sleep///so that it cannot bother me much.
Antibiotics also r used for short term for infections...lotemax increases risk of infection if used longer...so doc might have prescribed u antibiotic to be used with lotemax drops.
Wish u luck for accurate diagnosis and medications.
Really need to be a ROCK to take the pain!