Fluorometholone ( INN , BAN , JAN ) (brand names Efflumidex , Flucon , FML Forte , FML , others), also known as 6α-methyl-9α-fluoro-11β,17α-dihydroxypregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione , is a synthetic glucocorticoid which is used in the treatment of inflammatory eye diseases .    The C17α acetate ester , fluorometholone acetate (brand name Flarex), is also a glucocorticoid and is used for similar indications.    Specifically, it is indicated for use in the treatment of steroid-responsive inflammatory conditions of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea, and anterior segment of the eye. [ citation needed ]
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