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Will taking steroids for temporal arteritis increase the eye pressure?

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Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

But the benefits of steroid use far out way the risk of developing high eye pressure since total blindness from the arteritis is irreversible but the high pressure can be treated in most if not all cases.

In brief: Yes

But the benefits of steroid use far out way the risk of developing high eye pressure since total blindness from the arteritis is irreversible but the high pressure can be treated in most if not all cases.
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Dr. Paul Holmwood
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

Some patients are "steroid responders" - about 1:6.
This can come from eyedrops containing steroids to oral prednisone. Usually takes a few weeks to start and is treatable with eyedrops. Best to be checked for any type of long-term steroid use.

In brief: Maybe

Some patients are "steroid responders" - about 1:6.
This can come from eyedrops containing steroids to oral prednisone. Usually takes a few weeks to start and is treatable with eyedrops. Best to be checked for any type of long-term steroid use.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Possible

One of the side effects of long term steroid use can be increased eye pressure leading to glaucoma.
The problem is steroids are the only successful treatment for temporal arteritis. You will need to follow up closely with your eye doctor to watch your eye pressures.

In brief: Possible

One of the side effects of long term steroid use can be increased eye pressure leading to glaucoma.
The problem is steroids are the only successful treatment for temporal arteritis. You will need to follow up closely with your eye doctor to watch your eye pressures.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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