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Question:
Can Pred Forte usage elevate intraocular pressure (IOP)? Also, how long after stopping Pred Forte will the IOP drop back to normal?

Answer:
Pred Forte (prednisolone acetate 1%) and other steroids (whether topical, inhaled, oral, intravenous, or injected) can elevate IOP. This is more likely to happen in patients who are predisposed to developing glaucoma. Usually, the pressure-elevating effect of a steroid will wane after a few weeks, but occasionally, we can see the effect persist for months.

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

Categories: Glaucoma

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