Steroid-induced Glaucoma

Abstract

Steroid-induced glaucoma is a form of open-angle glaucoma occurring as an adverse effect of corticosteroid therapy.1 It is usually associated with topical steroid use, but it may develop with oral, intravenous, inhaled, or periocular steroid administration by causing decrease in aqueous outflow facility. A number of drugs have been implicated in corticosteroid-induced glaucoma including dexamethasone, betamethasone, prednisolone, medrysone, fluoromethalone, hydrocortisone, cortisone, etc. Glucocorticoids may exert their effect by increased expression of the MYOC (TIGR) gene at Locus GLC1A .2

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@inproceedings{Dada2009SteroidinducedG, title={Steroid-induced Glaucoma}, author={Tanuj Dada and Soman Nair and Munish Dhawan}, year={2009} }