Why Tapering Off the Dose of Steroid Eye Drops is Important

Tapering Off the Dose of Steroid Eye Drops

Steroids are potent anti-inflammatory drugs which are used for a variety of eye diseases. They produce relatively quicker action and better control of inflammation and prevent serious damage to fragile tissues of the eye. At the same time, steroids cause significant side effects and need to be used judiciously. Additionally, if the use of steroids … Read more

Pharmacists Are Not Doctors

Pharmacists Are Not Doctors

In many under-developed and developing countries, it is quite a common practice that a patient who has some eye complaint does not go to a qualified ophthalmologist for proper eye examination. He instead goes to a pharmacist or rather a ‘medicine shop’ and asks for ‘some eye drop’ for his eye problem. The pharmacists quite … Read more