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 Post subject: Are steroids worth the risk?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:26 pm 
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I want to try steroids for my dry eyes but I know there's a risk of developing cataracts. Has this happened to anyone? I lost enough vision to Lasik and I don't want to add another problem.

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I personally would not use steriods for dry eye due to the risk of cataracts and increased IOP/glaucoma.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:25 pm 
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Is there a steroid that can just soak through the epithelium, without getting into the stroma? That might reduce the risk of cataract.

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 Post subject: Steroids are good at getting inside cells
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:25 am 
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Steroids are hormones that work their magic by getting inside the cell to affect the cells gene transcription. It is hard to keep them sequestered.


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