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Can you contract cataracts from Flonase

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Steroids & cataracts: Flonase is one of the inhaled steroid medications. In general, chronic (more than several months) use of steroids can be associated with cataract for... Read More
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Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Steroids + cataracts: Long term steroid use is known to cause cataract formation. A cataract is essentially a cloudy lens, and occurs in everyone if you live long enough. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Azelastine is an antihistamine and fluticasone is a steroid. Fluticasone has a potential to induce cataract when used for a prolonged period. However... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
For chronic allergies, azelastine is a lot safer. Fluticasone is a potent steroid that should not be used for more than six weeks continuously. The ri... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Easily treated : Cataracts come in all sizes. They are easily treated by an opthalmologist. Help her reduce her worry. Very simple thing to have and to treat. The op... Read More
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Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Part of aging: Most of the time cataracts are part of aging. Not all people develop cataracts but those who do usually show manifestation in his/her 60s and later. ... Read More
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Early : Or incipient cataracts are common in that age group. They require no treatment unless vision is affected or cataracts mature. The treatment will in th... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Get second opinion: Cataracts that need surgery is a rare thing in this age range. I suggest a second opinion if surgery has been recommended.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Yes: All medications have an expiration date. Typically 12 months but check to make sure. An albuterol inhaler does have a two year expiration date and oth... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
No: No. Cataracts can be removed surgically but cannot be reversed.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Not recommended: It's probably safe to use, depending on how old it is--however, if the medication is expired, i would recommend getting a new nose spray.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Rosenfeld
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Absolutely not: Marijuana has no effect on stopping the progression of cataract formation. It may be of benefit in lowering intraocular pressure and treating glaucom... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Probably: If may lose some potency when used way beyond the expiration date.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
See your doctor: Treatment for cataracts is only indicated if you are having problems with seeing to do your daily activities. Most cataracts are present 5-20 years b... Read More
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