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Question:
Does prolonged steroid use affect vision?

Answer:
Yes, steroids can cause both glaucoma and cataracts. They should be used judiciously. If you’ve been on steroids for longer than several weeks, you need to be monitored by an ophthalmologist.

Answered by: James M. Heltzer, MDDr. James M. Heltzer

Categories: General Eye Health, Glaucoma, Cataracts

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Answered: Sep 08, 2013

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