Topical corticosteroids preparations are commonly used in the treatment of ocular inflammation. For anterior segment inflammation, topical steroids treatment is usually preferred over systemic steroids owing to its safety, convenience, and low risk of systemic side effects. Although serum drug levels are apparently low in patients receiving topical corticosteroids there may be a change in levels of plasma cortisol and adrenocorticotropic hormone. Fukushima et al. showed in two different publications an early effect on serum glucose levels, within hours, after subconjunctival injection of dexamethasone in diabetic and non-diabetic rats and an early transient increase in blood glucose levels on the day of surgery in diabetic patients.
Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science publish the articles in the topics of topical corticosteroids. The journal is having highly qualified professors and associate professors in hormones or steroid hormones as editoial board members and review board members. The papers published by the journal are online and these papers are peer reviewed by the expert editorial board and review board. Hence, the quality of the papers being published is being maintained.
Last date updated on July, 2014