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A couple of days ago, I asked an eye quesiton to Dr. Riaz.

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A couple of days ago, I asked an eye quesiton to Dr. Riaz. He answered me promptly and I have a follow-up question for him. My husband had taken Alrex drops and had side effects from them- blurry vision, red eyes, etc. We thought that he was possibly allergic to them because he never had these side effects before the drops and was told as recently as a week ago that his eyes looked healthy. He is now 5 days removed from the drops and each day his eyes look and feel better. He saw a specialist yesterday and was told he has uveitis. We are going to get a second opinion, because we don't understand why his symptoms would be getting better if he has uveitis. The doctor did not really pay attention to my husband when he said he thought he was allergic to steroid drops. Can ALrex cause uveitis or is what he is seeing in his eyes an allergic response from the steroid drops? We don't know what to do-my husband does not want to put more steroid drops in his eyes if he is allergic. Help!
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr.S Riaz replied 7 years ago.


You must get a second opinion as I also strongly feel that if your husband has uveitis then the symtoms would get worse without steroid drops and not improve. Also if the diagnosis of uveitis is confirmed then stronger steroids like prednisone will be needed. Though steroids should not be prescribed indiscriminately as they may cause glaucoma and catarct. I feel that your husband was allergic to Alrex drops or may be he was having steroid induced glaucoma which is improving after stopping Alrex but allergy is more likely. Thanks and best wishes.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for your advice. My husband and I have been so concerned and we are going to call around for a second opinion today. Thank you Dr. Riaz-you are the best. You have helped to ease our minds a bit.
Expert:  Dr.S Riaz replied 7 years ago.
You're most welcome. Best wishes to you and your husband.