Steroids Chat Highlights – August 7, 2013

Steroids

Chat Highlights – August 7, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

Moderator:  Welcome everyone to this evening’s chat with Dr. Michael Pro.  Our topic for tonight is “Steroids.”

P:   Dr. Pro, would you please describe the relationship between glaucoma and steroids?

Dr. Pro:   This is complex because steroids are often needed by individuals with glaucoma.  Broadly, we are talking tonight about corticosteroids, not anabolic steroids. Corticosteroids are naturally occurring compounds in the body with many ...

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Some Medications May Harm Glaucoma Patients

by George L Spaeth, MD

Three classes of medications can be harmful to individuals who have glaucoma or are predisposed to developing it: first, cortisone or cortisone-like drugs, second, drugs that lower blood pressure or affect blood flow, and third, drugs that make the pupil dilate.The word “can” is very important here, since the risks posed vary depending on the drug, how the drug is used, the type of glaucoma, and the individual involved.

Cortisone

An important class of medications of potential concern ...

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Steroids and Glaucoma

Steroids and Glaucoma
Chat from January 7, 2009
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, January 7, 2009, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Steroids and Glaucoma”.

Moderator: Happy New Year everyone. Tonight’s topic is Steroids and IOP. Any opening remarks, Dr. Pro?

Dr. Pro: Great! I think this should be an interesting chat. It is very well understood that steroids ...

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Steroids and Glaucoma

Steroids and Glaucoma
Chat Highlights
August 27, 2003
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, August 27,2003, Dr. Elliot Werner, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Steroids and Glaucoma.”

Moderator: Dr. Werner, we have a lot of questions about the use of steroids. First, what are they?

Dr. Elliot Werner: Steroids belong to a group of chemicals that have a common basic structure. They are naturally occurring hormones that have a number of important ...

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Steroid Use and IOP

Steroid Use and IOP
Chat Highlights
November 13, 2002
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, November 13, 2002, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Steroid Use and IOP.”

Moderator: Welcome, Dr. Rick. We have lots of newcomers tonight. The topic is “Steroid Use and Intraocular Pressure.”

P: When was it determined that steroids can cause elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) and glaucoma?

Dr. Rick Wilson: I think it was back ...

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