Diagnosed with GCA and started on 40 mg of prednisone in July 2015. Slowly reduced and now at 10. Will be having eye surgery next month and I'm wondering should I increase before the surgery. When I had PMR in 2012 had knee replacement and received Cortizone shots before and after surgery. This Eye surgery Will take about 30 minutes and I do not go to sleep. I never remember the name of the disease but it comes from extremely dry eyes and the prednisone made it so much worse. I have waited a year to have this surgery. The other question is at 10 and ifbloods are normal should I go to nine? Surgery is scheduled for November 30Th. I am on day number 22 at 10 mg. So by the time I have surgery I could be on 9 mg for a month. My fear is a relapse. What is the best way for me to go although nothing is a sure thing With this disease. Thank you.