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Is it safe to use desonide ointment 0.05% on my eyelids (eye area) for long time? (forever as skin condition is concerned)?

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Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Eye Pressure check!

Desonide is a topical corticosteroid that may cause your intraocular pressure to increase, resulting in glaucomatous nerve damage.
If you need to use the ointment long-term, see an ophthalmologist after two weeks of use to determine if your eye pressure rises, and obtain a baseline visual field study along with a complete eye exam. Untreated, glaucoma will lead to vision loss and blindness.

In brief: Eye Pressure check!

Desonide is a topical corticosteroid that may cause your intraocular pressure to increase, resulting in glaucomatous nerve damage.
If you need to use the ointment long-term, see an ophthalmologist after two weeks of use to determine if your eye pressure rises, and obtain a baseline visual field study along with a complete eye exam. Untreated, glaucoma will lead to vision loss and blindness.
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