Author(s): Thurau SR, Frosch M, Zierhut M, Gmbel H, Heiligenhaus A
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Abstract Systemic and topical corticosteroids constitute an important part in the treatment of children with uveitis, because of their rapid therapeutic onset. Patients with anterior uveitis receive eye drops initially every 30 minutes or every hour. Children will experience the same side effects as adults but, in addition, there will be a growth retardation. Therefore, if treatment is required for extended periods of time it is important to avoid steroid quantities above the Cushing level and to initiate an additional systemic immunosuppressive treatment regimen early.
This article was published in Klin Monbl Augenheilkd
and referenced in Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science