Your ophthalmologist may prescribe Pred Forte Eye Drops for you if you are experiencing inflammation in your eye(s) due to an injury, allergic conjunctivitis, or following a surgical procedure. Your immune system detects that something has threatened or harmed a part of your eye so certain chemicals are produced as a response in order to chase away the intruder and start the healing process.
The inflammatory chemicals cause blood vessels to widen and increase blood flow and there’s an increase in tears to help wash away any foreign material. This can be painful and irritating as inflammation actually causes more inflammation.
When applied as directed, Pred Forte Eye Drops or generic Prednisolone works as a corticosteroid to reduce the release of inflammatory substances, including prostaglandins. This allows you relief from the pain, swelling, and redness that inflammation can cause. Pred Forte Eye Drops are man-made hormones that are much like your own cortisol that is produced by your adrenal glands. When inflammation occurs, it is important to try and reduce the immune response to provide comfort while you recover. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
Uveitis has many causes, including bacterial, fungal, and viral infections, but many causes of Uveitis will be considered idiopathic, meaning unknown cause. That does not mean that Uveitis will go untreated. Pred Forte Eye Drops can be administered to keep inflammation down so you are less likely to rub your eye and possibly cause an infection or exacerbate the situation.
Ask your doctor if there are risks to using Pred Forte Eye Drops while you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Discuss other medical conditions or allergies with your doctor and list any current OTC or Rx drugs you use or take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements, to determine if Pred Forte Eye Drops are safe for you to use.
Remove contact lenses before instilling Pred Forte Eye Drops and do not reinsert until your doctor says it is ok to do so. You should not drive, operate machinery, or perform any task that requires clear vision after using Pred Forte Eye Drops until proper sight has been restored. Regular eye exams can allow your ophthalmologist to track the progress of your inflammation and monitor for any permanent damage to your sight.