The array of available anti-inflammatory medications has enhanced the treatment of ocular allergies. Combining the advantages of anti-inflammatory therapy with traditional antihistamine/mast cell stabilizers has evolved the treatment protocol. Severe ocular allergies presentations can be “tamed” with anti-inflammatory application, allowing effective use of antihistamine/mast cell stabilizers. Less severe presentations may also acheive maximal therapy with these full topical medication combinations. Ophthalmic practitioners and patients can benefit from these newer therapeutic techniques. n
Help I have a friend who is a gym goer Im not sure of his quantity or how long he has been taking steroids, but stopped recently because he had really bad neck pain. No dr or scan, ultrasound etc showed anything. Put on huge pain killer amounts didnt help alot but felt after about six weeks some relief. Until today when he thinks a prior knee issue has flared up. If this a result of steroid abuse how long before it heals? Im pretty sure he wont touch them again. He can handle all over aches and pains but these last two injuries have had him off work.