Steroid is safe for treating conjunctivitis

September 1, 2003

Loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic suspension 0.2% (Alrex, Bausch & Lomb Pharmaceuticals and Pharmos Corp.), the so-called "safe steroid" approved for treatment of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, appears to be living up to its billing, according to several ophthalmologists who prescribe the drug for a range of ophthalmic allergies.