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March 3, 1999

Inhaled Corticosteroids and Likelihood of Cataract Extraction

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Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1999;281(9):791-793. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-9-jbk0303

To the Editor: The article by Dr Garbe and colleagues1 highlights again the potential adverse effects of inhaled corticosteroids. In addition to possible cataract formation, osteoporosis, glaucoma, and growth retardation are possible adverse effects.2

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