blurry vision and steroids?????

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   Posted 5/28/2010 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I was put on entecorte 9 mg. for a couple of weeks and almost immediately my vision got blurred. I was then put on prednisone 40 mg. for two more weeks, twenty mg. for two more and have just begun 10 two days ago. I also began 6MP two nights ago. My vision is the worst early in the morning. Has anyone else experienced this?

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   Posted 5/28/2010 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, pred usually gives me blurry vision when I have to take it. It usually last for a little while after I stop it but has always cleared up once the med is out of my system
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   Posted 5/28/2010 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
When I was initially put on pred it worked like a charm. Over the years as I was put back on it occasionally it lost it's good qualities and increased it's bad qualities. One of those was blurry vision. Once I weaned off the pred my vision was better.

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   Posted 5/28/2010 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
My vision has gotten SO much worse in the last 2 years and the eye doctor thinks it's the prednisone doing it (and I'm usually only on about 10 mg/day).  She said that stopping the prednisone will NOT reverse it, which stinks because I'm still fairly young and the glasses are getting thicker and thicker as my eyes get worse.  She said it gets worse at different times of the day because it causes dry eyes and the blurriness gets worse when your eyes are dry.  I told all of this to my rheumy because she's putting me on plaquenil for the arthritis and it can cause retinal problems and she said the eye dr knew what she was talking about.  I talked to one guy at my gym before who is now legally blind and he said it's because he was on like 100 mg/day or something for years.   

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