A slightly strange question- but does anyone else think that oral steroids effect their eyesight? I have always felt my eyesight is a bit worse on oral steroids, but wasn't sure whether it was a specific effect of the steroids or just being tired due to a lack of sleep.
I went to the optician today and found my eyesight has got worse (it is not terrible by any means but the optician commented it was a dramatic change in 2 years). When I go home my ever so helpful GP father said I shouldn't have ordered new glasses on the basis of an eye test whilst on steroids (particularly as subjectively my eyesight is worse on steroids)! It would have been better if he had mentioned this before I went!
I did ring the opticians and we came to the compromise of getting new glasses but with cheaper lenses (no fancy anti glare coatings etc).
I was wondering whether anyone else experienced this problem - and if your eyesight does vary quite a bit - how do you know what strength glasses to get?! I tried searching on pubmed but the results it came up with were all about using steroids to treat eye conditions.
Sorry for the ramble! and thanks for any replies.