Under pressure: an ocular complication of oral corticosteroid therapy

Lucy Fitzgerald, Jan Dudley, Carol Inward, Jane Tizard

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We describe the case of a patient with steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome who is admitted with headaches, eye pain and reduced visual acuity. Despite thorough investigation no cause for the pain is identified. On a subsequent admission for recurrence of her symptoms her intraocular pressures are measured, which are markedly raised. Immediate medical treatment, as well as prompt weaning of her steroid therapy avoided the need for trabeculectomy surgery. We review this case and the literature surrounding this condition in children.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2012


  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article
  • Review

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