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home:othertreatments:eye_medications [05.02.2011]
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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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