Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids, Ophthalmic are used in the treatment of Sturge-Weber Syndrome?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Masanori Takeoka, MD; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids, Ophthalmic

These medications are used to treat ocular inflammation.

Prednisolone acetate 1% (Pred Forte, Pred Mild, Omnipred)

This agent inhibits the edema, fibrin deposition, capillary dilation, and phagocytic migration of the acute inflammatory response, as well as capillary proliferation. It causes the induction of phospholipase A2 inhibitory proteins.

Dexamethasone ophthalmic (Maxidex, Ozurdex)

Dexamethasone ophthalmic decreases inflammation by suppressing the migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reducing capillary permeability.

Triamcinolone (Triesence)

Triamcinolone is used to treat inflammatory reactions that are responsive to steroids. It decreases inflammation by suppressing the migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversing capillary permeability.


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