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Adverse reactions include, in decreasing order of frequency, elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP) with possible development of glaucoma and infrequent optic nerve damage, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, and delayed wound healing.
Corticosteroid-containing preparations have also been reported to cause acute anterior uveitis and perforation of the globe. Keratitis, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, mydriasis, conjunctival hyperemia, loss of accommodation and ptosis have occasionally been reported following local use of corticosteroids.
The development of secondary ocular infection (bacterial, fungal, and viral) have occurred. Fungal and viral infections of the cornea are particularly prone to develop coincidentally with long-term applications of steroids. The possibility of fungal invasion should be considered in any persistent corneal ulceration where steroid treatment has been used (see WARNINGS).
Transient burning and stinging upon instillation and other minor symptoms of ocular irritation have been reported with the use of PRED FORTE® (prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension) suspension. Other adverse events reported with the use of PRED FORTE® (prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension) suspension include: visual disturbance (blurry vision); foreign body sensation; and allergic reactions.
Read the Pred Forte (prednisolone acetate ophthalmic suspension) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
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Last reviewed on RxList: 5/6/2009
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