Question by  denise52 (38)

Can taking prednisone cause eye pressure?

I have eye pressure and am on prednisone.


Answer by  debdooder (17)

Prednisone can cause eye pain and swelling. The swelling would definitely cause pressure. Eye pressure can also be caused by other conditions as well. Several questions need to be answered. Why are you taking Prednisone? You need to see an opthalmologist - as this is the only way to determine the cause of the pressure.


Answer by  bloominred1 (28)

Prednisone cause eye pressure with long use or high doses of the medicine causing glaucoma. This maybe painless but can have serious and long term effects which can lead to blindness.

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Answer by  vineetha20 (120)

Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug which is used as an immunosuppressant. It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases and cancers. But it has significant short term and long term side effects. The major side effects related to the eyes are blurred vision,glaucoma and facial swelling. Glaucoma causes raise intraocular pressure or eye pressure.


Answer by  worker66 (10)

High doses or long-term use of prednisone can cause glaucoma. Glaucoma is the increase of pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma is painless, but can become very serious and lead to permanent vision loss or even blindness.

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