For ocular steroid-responsive inflammatory conditions for which a corticosteroid is indicated and where bacterial ocular infection, or a risk of bacterial ocular infection, exists, due to tobramycin-responsive microorganisms resistant to most of the other antibiotics, especially Pseudomonas aeruginosa, in adults and children aged 2 years and older. See Pharmacology: Pharmacodynamics under Actions.
Ocular steroids are indicated in inflammatory conditions of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea and anterior segment of the eye where the inherent risk of steroid use in certain infective conjunctivitis is accepted to obtain a decrease in oedema and inflammation. They are also indicated in chronic anterior uveitis and corneal injury from chemical agents, radiation, thermal burns, or penetration of foreign bodies (considering the contraindications).
Corticosteroids in eye drops or eye ointment should be prescribed only after ocular examination.
Please consider the official recommendations regarding the adequate use of antibiotics.