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home:othertreatments:eye_medications [09.10.2010]
paulalbert Links to home:othertreatments:antianxieties changed to home:othertreatments:antidepressants
home:othertreatments:eye_medications [01.03.2012] (current)
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 ====== Eye medications and eye drops ====== ====== Eye medications and eye drops ======
  
-<relatedarticle> [[home:symptoms:headandneck:eyes|Eye symptoms]] </article>+<relatedarticle> [[home:symptoms:eyes|Eye symptoms]] </article>
  
 A variety of palliative medications and over the counter supplements are available to patients suffering from glaucoma, uveitis, cataracts, and eye inflammation. Because they suppress the innate immune response and contribute to disease relapse, eye drops containing corticosteroids like Prednisone except during emergencies. Opt instead for eye drops and medications which don't contain steroids such as Optive or artificial tears instead. A variety of palliative medications and over the counter supplements are available to patients suffering from glaucoma, uveitis, cataracts, and eye inflammation. Because they suppress the innate immune response and contribute to disease relapse, eye drops containing corticosteroids like Prednisone except during emergencies. Opt instead for eye drops and medications which don't contain steroids such as Optive or artificial tears instead.
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 ==== Corticosteroids ==== ==== Corticosteroids ====
  
-Patients should work with their doctor or ophthalmologist to limit their use of substances which affect the proper functioning of the immune system. Patients' doctors who believe they need immunosuppressant eye drops to temorarily control inflammation may use the drugs while on the MP.+Patients should work with their doctor or ophthalmologist to limit their use of substances which affect the proper functioning of the immune system. Patients' doctors who believe they need immunosuppressant eye drops to temorarily control inflammation may use the drugs while on the MP. 
  
 Be advised that use of steroids delays resolution of original disease symptoms while on the MP, and can have serious side effects. These side effects include glaucoma,(({{pubmed>long:5953285}})) cataracts,(({{pubmed>long:16905028}})) ocular hypertension,(({{pubmed>long: 1559550}})) and [[antidepressants#side_effects_of_corticosteroid_therapy|various other side effects]].(({{pubmed>long:11820911}}))  Be advised that use of steroids delays resolution of original disease symptoms while on the MP, and can have serious side effects. These side effects include glaucoma,(({{pubmed>long:5953285}})) cataracts,(({{pubmed>long:16905028}})) ocular hypertension,(({{pubmed>long: 1559550}})) and [[antidepressants#side_effects_of_corticosteroid_therapy|various other side effects]].(({{pubmed>long:11820911}})) 
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 //**McGhee** et al.//(({{pubmed>long:11820911}})) </blockquote> //**McGhee** et al.//(({{pubmed>long:11820911}})) </blockquote>
  
-Regular use of olmesartan as per the MP guidelines can help a patient [[home:othertreatments:corticosteroids:weaningoffsteroids|wean from higher doses of prednisolone (Prednisone)]].+When possible, physicians should try weaning their patients from immunosuppressive eye drops. Try going down one drop a day. Regular use of olmesartan as per the MP guidelines can help a patient [[home:othertreatments:corticosteroids:weaningoffsteroids|wean from higher doses of prednisolone (Prednisone)]].
  
  
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