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Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

Important Precautions When Using Cataract Surgery Steroids

by Carla Hudson

When using sustained release cataract surgery steroids, it's important to make sure that you follow one of several precautions to avoid any unwanted side effects when you are undergoing a surgery. While it is the responsibility of your doctor to watch out for these risks, you should also watch out for them yourself. 

It's Unclear Whether Steroids Cause Birth Defects

When steroids have been applied to the eyes of pregnant animals, they have lead to birth defects. However, no birth defects have been recorded that result from steroids being applied to the eyes of humans. 

It's Potentially Risky for Children to Use Cataract Steroids

Children who are two-years-old or younger are potentially vulnerable to the effects of cataract steroids. If your doctor determines that it's safe to use the steroids with your child, follow the instructions carefully.

Beware of Potential Interactions

Tell your doctor about your allergies. Not only should you inform him or her about any allergies for steroids, but also allergies for preservatives, dyes and animals. If you will be using a non-prescription product, read the label carefully. 

Inform your doctor about any medications you are taking. Some medications might interfere with your steroids. You may need a different medication or your doctor might need to change the size of your dose. 

Ask if you should eat or drink anything while using the steroids. Certain types of foods can have interactions with your medications. Definitely avoid drinking or smoking shortly after using the prescription. If you regularly smoke or consume alcohol, talk with your physician about the health effects of mixing them with cataract steroids.

Steroids are Often the Most Effective Solution

Steroids are best used when they are the only effective solution. There are potential harmful complications that can result from the use of steroids, such as the development of diabetes, hypertension, gastritis, insomnia, weight gain, skin thinning or facial distortions.

However, there are some cases where a steroid is essential to prevent damage to the eye. Taking this medication also helps relieve eye irritation, discomfort and redness. Therefore, if your doctor determines that this is the best course of action, after you have properly informed him or her of all possible interactions, make sure to use the steroids as instructed. There are some cases where the current treatment may not be enough, so make sure to keep your doctor informed about any inflammation or other symptoms you continue to exhibit.