Does Pred Forte Elevate Intraocular Pressure?
DEC 10, 2013
Can Pred Forte usage elevate intraocular pressure (IOP)? Also, how long after stopping Pred Forte will the IOP drop back to normal?
Pred Forte (prednisolone acetate 1%) and other steroids (whether topical, inhaled, oral, intravenous, or injected) can elevate IOP. This is more likely to happen in patients who are predisposed to developing glaucoma. Usually, the pressure-elevating effect of a steroid will wane after a few weeks, but occasionally, we can see the effect persist for months.