How to use fluorometholone eye drops Always read the manufacturer’s information leaflet, if possible, before beginning treatment. If the eye(s) have an obvious discharge or’crust’ they may be bathed with boiled and cooled water before treating with fluorometholone. Wash your hands well before use Remove the outer cap Tilt the head back and pull the lower lid of the eye down to form a pocket Hold the container between the thumb and middle finger of the other hand; turn the container upside down near to the eye, try not to touch the eye Apply enough pressure to the container to release one to two drops Close the eye, and keep it closed for one to two minutes If you think that you have missed the eye, then insert another drop Repeat in the other eye if you have been instructed to use Fluorometholone in both eyes Replace the outer cap on the container, try not to touch the applicator tip with the fingers as you do so Wash your hands Getting the most from your treatment Use fluorometholone eye drops exactly as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. Do not wear soft contact lenses while you are being treated with fluorometholone eye drops. If you are using any other eye drops or eye ointments, leave at least five minutes between applying each preparation. Try not to miss doses. If you do miss a dose, then apply the missed dose as soon as possible. Always keep your appointments so that the progress of your condition can be checked. Because fluorometholone eye drops are only meant to be used for a short period of time do not use this preparation more often, or for a longer period than your doctor had directed. If your symptoms do not improve within seven days or if they become worse, check with your doctor. Fluorometholone eye drops are for you. Never give it to others even if their condition appears to be the same as yours. Fluorometholone eye drops are for external use only. If you suspect someone has swallowed any fluorometholone, contact your doctor or go to the accident and emergency department of your local hospital at once. Always take the container with you, if possible, even if empty. Can fluorometholone eye drops cause problems? Fluorometholone eye drops are unlikely to cause any side effects, except a slight burning or stinging sensation when first applied to the eye. If however, your condition becomes worse or if you experience any other symptoms which you think may be due to this preparation ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice. How to store fluorometholone eye drops Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light and heat. Discard these eye drops four weeks after opening. Never keep out of date or unwanted medicines. Discard them safely out of the reach of children or take them to your local pharmacist who will dispose of unwanted medicines for you.