A 60-year-old female asked:
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are steriod injections in the frontal area of the scalp for hair loss safe for someone who has glaucoma.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: Steroid injections to prevent hair loss are not effective and you run the risk of worsening your glaucoma and hastening cataracts. Is this treatment being given by a doctor, if so, get a second opinion.
Answered on Dec 8, 2014
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Dr. Stan Coleman
63 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye pressure: The facts concerning whether steroid injections will help your problem should come from your dermatologist. Steroids can cause eye pressure elevation even in people who don't have glaucoma. I think it would be ok , however the pressure must be watched. The greater chance for pressure elevation is with steroid eye drops and steroid injections into the eye for varies diseases.
Answered on Mar 14, 2015
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