Take her to see another
Ophthalmologist. Do not tell him/her that it was prescribed incorrectly (or filled incorrectly by the pharmacist). Just let him/her that the otic solution was placed in the eye instead.
The answer to the question you posed depends on how long it was used. And, the effects from the medication may take many years to show up.
The important thing is to have the eyes checked regularly. It says in the pharmaceutical information
(click the underlined text to read it yourself) that the otic solution was tested on the eyes of rabbits without any evidence of irritation). However, this is not a long term study - nor were the eyes looked at years later for any signs of damage, so it is unknown what the long-term effects will be for your daughter. I wish we had an Ophthalmologist on our expert panel, but we don't at this time (at least it is not in any MD credentials listed for our experts). If you read the description of the medication in the above link, besides cipro and dexamethasone (the steroid), it has other ingredients in there that can be very irritating. There is a cipro eye solution and eye ointment that is also dispensed. However, both of these medications are lacking the steroid.
Dexamethasone can be prescribed for the eye for certain conditions, including post-operative use. They list the following to be reported to the doctor:
- changes in vision, such as blurring and seeing halos around lights
- pressure and pain in the eye
- drooping of the eyelid
This is about all I can come up with for you. This is definitely something to watch though. I am a bit relieved to read that the two main ingredients in the ear solution is also in an eye solution.
I hope this information is helpful to you.