OK, colleagues. Thinking back to your boards, answer this easy question:
How long do pressure spikes typically take to develop after starting a topical ophthalmic steroid?
a. 1 day
b. 2 to 5 days
c. Around 2 weeks
d. After 3 to 4 weeks
If we believe our classic teaching, the correct answer is, “c. Around 2 weeks.”
However, a recent, better understanding about steroid delivery though eye drops has helped us to realize that, with a consistently delivered steroid, press...