Glaucoma....eek

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lucasJ
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 7/20/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
well, i'm in remission finally.....but i apparently have developed glaucoma.....the dr. assumes it is caused by pred.  He believes the pressures will probably return to normal as soon as i am off of pred.  So, I have to get it monitored.  UC is the gift that keeps on giving....Kinda scary....had to go to eye dr. today cuz i woke up with my right eye cloudy.....I thought maybe lousy pred gave me a cataract, but apparently it was from cornea swelling from sleeping in my contacts.....so, now we get to keep an eye on this too.  My eye pressure was fine a year ago when i had to be treated for a corneal ulcer caused by UC.  Fortunately it is not super high....just borderline high.  Anyone else had to deal with this....apparently it is not uncommon....there was actually a diagnosis for it on his little medical sheet he uses.  He said it is not uncommon on pred....called it pred response glaucoma

quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 7/21/2009 1:19 AM (GMT -6)   
yikes, not a good thing to have happened. What will be done for it at this point?
*Heather* Status: flaring...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


Old Hat
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   Posted 7/21/2009 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
It happened to a relative of mine who has to take steroids for chronic pulmonary edema. Complications affecting the eyes go with longterm steroid use, alas! Hopefully, yours can be reversed. Best wishes & take care. / Old Hat (30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])
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