Ok. That is good news :)
Then we can assume that he is not missing any inflammation inside your eye, a retinal lesion, or actual scleritis -- or other significant ocular condition/lesion.
Episcleritis can come back. How often and when? That is impossible to tell. Will it come back right away as the steroids are tapered? Usually not.
What can you do to change this? No much, really.....
Is it safe to go back to contacts? Yes...in the vast majority of cases.
What else can you do in addition to the tobradex?
1. Use a lot of lubricating drops during the day to soothe your eye.
2. Add 800mg motrin 4x/day to your treatment regime
3. You will probably need a slow taper on the tobrax. I, personally, do not use tobradex if a low potency steroid like lotmax doesn't work....I go to a more potent agent (pred forte) as the tobramycin component of the tobradex is probably not helping at all......but there are many ways to skin a cat ;)
4. Of course, no contacts until all is back to normal....
Does this make sense to you?
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Dr. Rick MD FACS