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My 6 years old son suffers from Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis

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Hi,My 6 years old son suffers from Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis for last 2 years. He is currently using FML drops, Opatanol and lubricant eye drop. His eye pressure was measured today and it was within the normal range but because he has been using FML drops for sometime now Dr prescribed another drop called Ciclosporin. The package leaflet says it should not be used in children. He will also have FML drops 3 more weeks and Opatanol and the lubricant until the next appointment.I wanted to get a second opinion about this drop’s safetyness and can you please give me short info about it?

Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology and retina surgery experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Ciclosporin has nothing to do with eye pressure. It is a medication to help treat your sons vernal.

There is nothing wrong with using this drop in your 6 year old child's eye, no matter what the package insert has to say...

This medication is sold as a commercially manufactured drop in the USA under the name Restasis.

Your doctor, however, may have had a more concentrated (potent) mixture of the drug custom made for your child.

I have used this exact medication in a number of patients to treat corneal issues with very good success.

Here is a very good article from a highly respected source that discusses this medication:

So. What is the take home message?

I, personally, would have no problem using this eye drop if one of my family members had Vernal keratoconjunctivitis.

It sounds like your son is getting very good care.
Does this make sense to you?

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Dr. Rick MD FACS

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thank you very much Dr. Rick!

My pleasure :)