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Corticosteroids – Eye Problems

November 3, 2010
Have Your Eyes Checked

Have Your Eyes Checked

Corticosteroids used to treat knee osteoarthritis can have side effects.  This post is one in a series about managing those side effects.

Using corticosteroids can cause glaucoma or cataracts.  If these conditions are present when usage begins they could get worse.

If you develop eye problems see your eye doctor immediately.  If  you have a history of cataracts or glaucoma tell your ophthalmologist because a new schedule of eye exams may be required.  Let your eye doctor decide if any symptoms are serious.



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