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March 1978

Cataracts Induced by Topical

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(3):474-476. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050250011

• Eleven diabetic patients were treated with unilateral topical dexamethasone for 14 to 36 months in an attempt to control their retinopathy. Cataracts developed in the treated eye of nine patients, compared with only one cataract in an untreated eye.