Pred forte eye drops for retinal detachment

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 11/11/2014 - 16:34
Country
Kenya
Age
20
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?

Corneal Transplantation and retinal detachment Surgery

Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?

Retinal Detachment

Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?

Pred Forte Eye Drops

Do you use any eye drops?
Yes

Question

 

 

Hi,

My son, 20 years now, had a retinal detachment 5 months ago which was discovered during a cornea transplant after a previous cornea transplant had become cloudy.

The doctor said the eye could not be operated for the detachment and hence he was left blind on the eye. subsequently he was treated with antibiotics and pred forte Eye Drops 

Now the doctor has recommended that he uses pred forte Eye Drop indefinitely to avoid the eye from shrinking as the pressure has been low. The pressure gets very low and the eye turns red in the absence of pred forte Eye Drops.

The doctor says their is no side effect but its important he continues with this medicine if he wishes to keep the eye intact. Please advice.

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your question

 

 

One of the complication of pred forte eye drops is elevation of intraocular pressure so in eye with low intraocular pressure there no harm of using it.

Pred forte in this case is to reduce redness but it is unlikely to elevate intraocular pressure because retinal detachment is the cause of this low intraocular pressure.

Low intraocular pressure can be permanent in eye with untreated retinal detachment and with time the eye can get smaller and atrophied. It would be better To inject silicone oil in the eye to preserve its size.

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