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I have been using maxitrol eye drops for 24hrs. I have blurred

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I have been using maxitrol eye drops for 24hrs. I have blurred vision that will not go away.
Could this be due to the drops?

Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. Who put you on maxitrol drops and for what reason?
Doctor DanB :

Not knowing what diagnosis was made that prompted a doctor to put you on steroids, I can't say for sure that your blurred vision isn't from this eye problem itself. It's quite likely that your vision is blurred just from that eye problem. However, if your vision wasn't blurred before you started the maxitrol and is now blurred after having started it, then yes, it is quite possible that mild blurred vision can be just from the drops themselves. Both maxitrol and the celluvisc can cause the vision to be blurred. If it is entirely from these drops, I would expect the vision to return once the drops are discontinued, but it would be helpful to know what diagnosis was made that prompted the use of these drops to comment further about what else may be causing vision blurring.

Doctor DanB :

Does this make sense? Does this information help address your concerns? Do you have any other concerns about this topic that I haven't addressed?


 


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My opinion is solely informative and does not constitute a formal medical opinion or recommendation. For a formal medical opinion and/or recommendation you must see an eye doctor.

Customer:

Hi and thanks for getting back to me. This is where it gets a little confusing (for me anyway).

Doctor DanB :

Did my answer make sense?

Customer:

Hi. yes. I was at first treated for conjuctivitis. However after using over the counter meds there was no improvement.

Doctor DanB :

I see. The conjunctivitis can certainly be causing you to have blurred vision.

Customer:

I have a follow up appointment with my eye doc next friday. Should i be worried about the blurred vision or accept it as a symptom of my condition and wait for the meds to get to work?

Doctor DanB :

If the vision has gotten worse since your first visit with the eye doctor (and it's more than just mild blurriness), then I wouldn't accept this and wait--I would call him about it. However, if it hasn't worsened, and is no worse than just mild blurriness that improves somewhat with blinking, then I think you are likely okay to wait until next Friday, provided it doesn't worsen.

Doctor DanB :

Make sense? Do you have any other questions about this?

Customer:

Thanks. The blurriness is mild. If i look out of the top or bottom of my eye then vision is clear. Its when i look straight ahead that i have the slight blurring. I appreciate this isn't easy to deal with like this and thankyou for your help.

Doctor DanB :

My pleasure. Good luck to you, then. I hope this has been helpful.


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