eye pressure can indeed vary throughout the day and normal range is about 12-21. So long as you are monitored every few months while you are on prednisone, you will be OK. A significant rise in pressure >25 can be treated and well controlled in most cases. While you can worry about the effects of prednisone in the eye, glaucoma being one, cataracts being another side effect, those can be treated and treated well, the ITP needs to be well controlled and that is the most important goal in maintaining your health. Dr. Stevens
I am a little confused on this, but this answer was not quite an answer to my question. I replied but am not sure Dr. Stevens will receive it. I would rather write using my e-mail./ However:
Dr. Stevens, I have NOT taken Prednisone for 32 years, and the glaucoma specialist (also my regular doctor) thinks my eyes are fine and that the nerves look as always - good. The second doctor thinks because he saw a reading of 21 eye pressure 2 times that I have, or am getting, glaucoma. What is your opinion on the remarks of the 2 doctors? Thank you.