Dexametasone 0.1% eye drops 1mg/ml

Amber-G

Brand Name(s):Maxidex

Indication:Local treatment of inflammation (short-term)

Short term local treatment of inflammation (severe conditions)

Rationale:

Considered:Oct-20

Review Date:Oct-25

Comments:
Prolonged use of topical ophthalmic corticosteroids may result in ocular hypertension and/or glaucoma, with damage to the optic nerve, reduced visual acuity, visual field defects and posterior subcapsular cataract formation. This is especially important in paediatric patients as the risk of corticosteroid-induced ocular hypertension may be greater in children and may occur earlier than in adults. The risk of corticosteroid-induced raised intraocular pressure and/or cataract formation is increased in predisposed patients (e.g. diabetes).