Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma in Emergency Medicine?

Updated: Nov 19, 2018
  • Author: Joseph Freedman, MD; Chief Editor: Steven C Dronen, MD, FAAEM  more...
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Corticosteroids

These agents reduce ocular inflammation thereby providing symptomatic relief and augmenting the affects of other medications.

Prednisolone ophthalmic (AK-Pred, Econopred)

Used in treatment of acute inflammations following eye surgery or other insults to the eye.

In cases of bacterial infections, concomitant use of anti-infective agents is mandatory. If signs and symptoms do not improve after 2 d, reevaluate the patient. Dosing may be reduced, but advise patients not to discontinue therapy prematurely.


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