Hyperglycemia after repeated periocular dexamethasone injections in patients with diabetes.

@article{FeldmanBillard2006HyperglycemiaAR,
  title={Hyperglycemia after repeated periocular dexamethasone injections in patients with diabetes.},
  author={Sylvie Feldman-Billard and Laurence Du Pasquier-Fediaevsky and Emmanuel H{\'e}ron},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={2006},
  volume={113 10},
  pages={1720-3}
}
PURPOSE To assess the hyperglycemic effect of 3 consecutive daily periocular steroid injections in patients with diabetes. DESIGN Retrospective observational study in a national eye center. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-five hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes who received a subconjunctival (n = 11) or a peribulbar injection (n = 14) with 4 mg dexamethasone disodium phosphate once a day for 3 consecutive days for ocular conditions. METHODS Baseline patient characteristics were recorded as… CONTINUE READING