Corticosteroids in Ophthalmology

  • U. Pleyer
  • Z. Sherif
Conference paper
Part of the Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop book series (SCHERING FOUND, volume 40)


Few drugs have gained comparable importance, in almost any field of medical therapy, to corticosteroids. For the ophthalmologist, corticosteroids remain one of the basic therapeutics in a broad spectrum of inflammatory conditions. This review is intended to summarize some relevant aspects on the use of corticosteroids, their main indications, as well as their limitations in ophthalmology.


Cystoid Macular Edema Allergic Conjunctivitis Fluocinolone Acetonide Posterior Subcapsular Cataract Prednisolone Acetate 
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