Steriod Weaning off & Regression

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Steriod Weaning off & Regression

Postby PRK_EYES » Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:20 am

Hi Glen,

Just have a question regarding steroid weaning schedule.

So far after my enhancement, my vision is very good on both eyes.
Very sharp and very happy about it.

I remembered my previous operation, my eyes went from good to
just slightly over corrected at the one month mark.

This time I don't want to take a chance of over healed again.
My schedule for steroid are the following.

First week - 5 times a day
Second week - 4 times a day
third week - 4 times a day
forth week - 3 times a day
fifth week - 3 times a day
sixth week - 2 times a day
seventh week - 1 times a day
eighth week - 1 times a day.

Off steroid after 2 months.
Some suggest steroid use for 4 months.
Am I risking anything not following the schedule.
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Re: Steriod Weaning off & Regression

Postby LasikExpert » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:36 am

PRK_EYES wrote:Am I risking anything not following the schedule.


Your steroid regimen is determined by your doctor to control the healing response based upon your individual need. It is common for one person's steroid time and dosage to be different from another's. You risk not healing to the desired refractive change if you do not follow your doctor's plan. You risk very dramatic changes if you suddenly stop the regimen without your doctor's approval.
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Re: Steriod Weaning off & Regression

Postby PRK_EYES » Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:34 pm

Thanks Glenn,

I'll stick with my schedule just to be on safe side.

In retrospect, When I started to wean off steroid on my last operation,
my regression started to change in the 1 month mark.
This lead me to think that I might be too early to wean off.
Especially when I heard people were saying their weaning schedule
was 4 months.

I am starting 3 drops a day today.
Wish me luck, I definitely don't want to junx myself.
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