What are considerations prior to initiating steroid treatment for uveitis?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Monalisa N Muchatuta , MD, MS; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Answer

Considerations prior to initiating treatment include the following:

  • Supporting evidence is sparse
  • Check intraocular pressure and rule out herpes simplex virus (HSV) keratitis before starting topical corticosteroids
  • Initiate steroid treatment only in consultation with an ophthalmologist

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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