Please take this advice - get to an optometrist IMMEDIATELY and get your eye pressure checked. about
5% of people who take prednisone get glaucoma. I know because I am one of those 5%. You can go blind, fast! I'm not trying to panic you, but this is the truth. If you have glaucoma, you'll have to go off the prednisone RIGHT AWAY and start using eyedrops to lower the eye pressure. If you're fast about
this, you can avoid permanent damage to your retina. I can't stress this enough - the pressure can damage the retina, and it can not be repaired. And you'll never be able to go back on prednisone again.
What really angers me is that doctors don't warn their patients about
this.It should be told to every patient who receives prednisone - if you get blurry vision, stop taking the drug and see an optometrist immediately.
I'm speaking from experience. Don't believe me? Read it for yourself:
Corticosteroids could cause glaucoma
Crohn's since 1988
Post Edited (ozonehole) : 10/4/2007 11:24:02 PM (GMT-6)