Corticosteroid-induced uveitis

Jose Costa Martins, Jacob T. Wilensky, Carl F. Asseff, Stephen A. Obstbaum, Kenneth M. Buerk

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Sixteen cases of acute anterior uveitis occurred in association with topical corticosteroid administration. Fifteen of these were with dexamethasone sodium phosphate and the 16th with triamcinolone acetonide 0.5% solution. The incidence of uveitis was significantly higher in blacks (5.4%) than in whites (0.5%). There was no difference in incidence between sexes. The mean age of the uveitis patients was about a decade higher than the mean age of the unaffected subjects. No relationship was noted between uveitis and intraocular pressure response to topical corticosteroids. Retesting one of the subjects with prednisolone acetate 1% ophthalmic suspension led to the reappearance of the reaction. Retesting another patient with the vehicles used in two of the above preparations produced no ocular inflammation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-437
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1974
Externally publishedYes


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