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how long can you use steroid eye drops

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
37 years experience Rheumatology
Depends on cause: Uveitis has many causes including infection, trauma or injury to the eye, autoimmune diseases, other systemic diseases. The treatment depends on the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
See article: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc249630. Steroid drops in appropriate cases may be helpful. When used without verifying the infectious agent, it h ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Control inflammation: Steroid drops are commonly prescribed for eye problems. This includes non-infectious inflammation of the surface of the eye, a variety of inflammatio ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Anti-inflammatory: Steroid eyedrops are a mainstay of eye therapy. Without them corneal transplants would be difficult. They treat a variety of inflammations of the ey ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
No: There is no medicine that will remove a pterygium. Surgery is required for this.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
No: No, but with most conditions it is recommended and you do taper, otherwise you may get recurrence of the condition you were treating. I most cases, t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
They include: increased risk or worsening of infection, increased intraocular pressure and formation of cataracts. Steroid eye drops should only be used under the ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
No: No
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: And could be serious. See your ophthalmologist!
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Which other eyedrops: What did your ophthalmologist recommend? Depends what's in the other eye drops? List ingredients and name, and we can assist! If it contains more ster ... Read More

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