alexa [Systemic side effects of topically applied corticosteroid medication (author's transl)].


Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

Author(s): Meredig WE, Jentzen F, Hartmann F

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Abstract Eye drops and ointments containing corticosteroids moderately influence plasma cortisol levels. Subconjunctival or retrobulbar injections of dexamethasone phosphate (4 mg/day) have a pronounced effect on endogenous cortisol synthesis. This effect, however, is reversible. If additional oral corticosteroid medication is given over a prolonged period of time the function of the adrenal glands may be seriously damaged for more than a year. This article was published in Klin Monbl Augenheilkd and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

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