Your eye doctor will want to examine your eye(s) at regular visits to make sure the medicine is working properly and is not causing unwanted effects.
Loteprednol eye drops or eye gel are not for long-term use. Steroid eye drops may cause glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eye) or posterior subcapsular cataracts (a rare type of cataract) if used too long. Slow or delayed healing may also occur while you are using this medicine after cataract surgery. You will need to have regular eye exams with your doctor to check for these problems.
Do not wear contact lenses while you are using Lotemax® eye gel.
If you are using the 0.2% loteprednol: If your eyes are red, you should not wear contact lenses. If your eyes are not red, soft contact lenses should be removed before you use this medicine. Wait at least 10 minutes after using the eye drops before reinserting the contact lenses.
If you hurt your eye or develop an eye infection, talk with your doctor right away. You may need to change your medicine or stop using it.
If your symptoms do not improve within a few days or if they becomes worse, check with your doctor.