Indiscriminate use of corticosteroid-containing eyedrops

Keith H. Baratz, Matthew G. Hattenhauer

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Abstract

Ocular complications may occur with the use of corticosteroid- containing eyedrops. We describe two cases of corticosteroid-induced glaucoma and one case of corticosteroid-associated fungal keratitis. Corticosteroid- containing eyedrops should be avoided unless the practitioner is knowledgeable about tonometry, slit-lamp examination techniques, and ocular differential diagnosis and treatment. Alternative pharmacologic approaches to topical administration of corticosteroid-containing eyedrops are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)362-366
Number of pages5
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume74
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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  • Medicine(all)

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