if you are taking steroids is one of the side effects welts?
- LoganLv 43 weeks ago
You should ask the pharmacist or physician that prescribed them. You did not indicate what steroid you are taking, or even whether the category is corticosteroids, estrogens and progestogens, or androgens.
- 3 weeks ago
Prednisone is a glucocorticoid indicated to treat or manage many conditions,
ANATOMY OF THE EYE
Illustration showing the anatomy of the human eye.
The anatomy of the eye is complex. The main structures of the eye include:
Cornea: clear tissue in the very front of the eye
Iris: colored part of the eye surrounding the pupil
Pupil: dark hole in the iris that regulates the amount of light going into the eye
Lens: small clear disk inside the eye that focuses light rays onto the retina
Retina: layer that lines the back of the eye, senses light, and creates electrical impulses that travel through the optic nerve to the brain
Macula: small central area in the retina that allows us to see fine details clearly
Optic nerve: connects the eye to the brain and carries the electrical impulses formed by the retina to the visual cortex of the brain
Vitreous: clear, jelly-like substance that fills the middle of the eye
As you read this slideshow you may need to refer to this illustration for reference.
A patient with acute angle closure glaucoma.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that develop due to elevated intra-ocular pressure (IOP) within the eye. The increased pressure affects the optic nerve and may cause vision loss. Glaucoma is classified either as open-angle (the more common form that is usually painless) or angle-closure glaucoma (which often occurs suddenly and is associated with pain and redness of the eye).
In the early phases of glaucoma there are often no symptoms. By the time vision is affected, the damage is permanent. Progression of glaucoma can be slowed or halted with eye drops, laser treatments, or surgery so early diagnosis is key.
People with a family history of glaucoma, the elderly, and African-Americans are at increased risk of the disease.
The eye of this patient with cataracts shows a clouding of the lens of the eye, impairing normal vision.
A cataract is a painless cloudy lens in the eye that causes blurry vision. It progresses slowly as we age (most people who live long enough will have some cataract-like changes to their cornea). Other causes of cataracts include diabetes, trauma, some medications, and excessive UV light exposure.
Your doctor can see a cataract while doing a routine eye exam. Treatments for cataracts include eyeglasses, magnifying lenses, or surgery. Surgery is curative as the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an artificial one. The need for surgery and the risks involved should be discussed with your eye doctor.
AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD)
Mild age-related macular degeneration is shown with the presence of drusen (yellow deposits) in the macular region.
Age-related macular degeneration is an eye disease with onset at any age, usually after age 60, that progressively destroys the macula, the central portion of the retina that helps with focus. It rarely causes total blindness as only the center of vision is affected.
There are two types of AMD: wet and dry. In wet AMD, abnormal blood vessels behind the retina start to grow, leaking blood and fluid, causing loss of central vision, which may occur quickly. In dry AMD, the light-sensitive cells in the macula slowly break down causing central vision to diminish over time.
This retinal detachment patient shows separation of the retina from its underlying tissue at the back of the eye.
- mokrieLv 73 weeks ago
It could be. Speak to the doctor and he may switch you to a different medicine.
- 3 weeks ago
Yeah I think so
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- JayLv 63 weeks ago
I'm not taking them though. Yet.