A poster asked on here a while back if steroids/ injections caused cataracts. I had about 5 steroid injections, then developed a cataract. My eye doc told me I had a steroid induced cataract. My Rheumatology doc told me that was rubbish. Today I have again been offered steroid injection for pain etc......which I declined and gave reasons for it i.e. I do not want to go through another cataract op ( local anaesthetic). New Rheumatology doc acknowledged Steroids do induce cataracts.