Reminder - Prednisone and vision

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Red_34
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   Posted 2/4/2009 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
If you are on pred or have been in the past year, be sure to have an eye exam.  It is recommended you have a vision test by a certified opthamalogist or opthamalogist at least once a year unless you having issues with your eyes; then in that case more frequently.  Our eyesight is very important and prednisone can cause cataracts and glaucoma.  So if you haven't done so, get out there and see that eye doctor!  smilewinkgrin
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kops2da
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   Posted 2/4/2009 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   

I already have the start of cataracts - will starting prednisone make them worse or do you know?  Any advice when starting prednisone would be appreciated.

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal in rectum - tried Proctofoam for weeks - no luck.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Tried hydrocortisone for two weeks with no change.
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.
 
 
 
 
 
 


Red_34
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   Posted 2/4/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I've no idea Elaine. It could or it couldn't. It's one of those things. You can discuss this with your doctor when the time comes though.
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kops2da
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   Posted 2/4/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks Red - I have the BEST cornea specialist and have had cornea transplants since 1995.  I see him every 6 months so sure he will keep any eye (LOL) on it!!

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal in rectum - tried Proctofoam for weeks - no luck.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Tried hydrocortisone for two weeks with no change.
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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