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Adverse reactions associated with ophthalmic steroids include elevated intraocular pressure, which may be associated with optic nerve damage, visual acuity and field defects, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, secondary ocular infection from pathogens including herpes simplex, and perforation of the globe where there is thinning of the cornea or sclera.
with posterior subcapsular cataract --Figure 1) and increased glare from light scatter which can impair a patient's ability to drive.
17) A large intervention study comparing a vitamin E formulation to placebo showed no effect on age-related cataract incidence (18) and although a multivitamin/mineral formulation was found to help reduce the risk of nuclear cataract compared to placebo, it increased the risk of posterior subcapsular cataract.
Use of corticosteroids may produce posterior subcapsular cataracts, increased intraocular pressure, glaucoma, and may enhance the establishment of secondary ocular infections due to bacteria, fungi, or viruses.
Bilateral posterior subcapsular cataracts after inhaled budesonide therapy for brochopulmonary dysplasia.