You can buy some topical corticosteroids "over-the-counter" without a prescription. For example, for dermatitis, you can buy the steroid cream called hydrocortisone 1% from your pharmacy. Do not apply this to your face unless your doctor has told you to do so. This is because it may trigger a skin condition affecting the face ( acne or rosacea. ) Long-term use may also damage the skin. On your face this would be more noticeable than the rest of your body. So usually only weak steroids are used on the face. Those which are suitable are prescription-only.
Her first case was fairly convincing. The patient in Chicago had only one good eye, and that eye had a small macular hole with swelling around it. He was afraid to have surgery since it was his only good eye. So, Skondra explained the eye-drop approach, and the patient was on board. She gave him two standard drugs: prednisolone, a steroid, and ketorolac, an anti-inflammatory. Then she added a third drug, an idea she got from a former mentor, Demetrios Vavvas, MD, PhD, an associate professor of ophthalmology at Harvard. That drug, brinzolamide , helps pump fluid out of the eye to lower pressures for patients with glaucoma.
Hi: This is heart breaking indeed. So, the bad news is that cataracts have begun to form, especially in one eye. The good news is that your horse still has sight out of one good eye and some sight out of the eye with the cataract. Research on Can-C reports that application of the Can-C eye drops as directed results in about 95% improvement in the subjects that were studied. Subjects have been dogs and humans – not horses – but researchers concluded that the Can-C helps reverse cataracts in all mammals including horses in, again, 95% of the cases. So, it is certainly worth a try, especially to insure that the good eye remains clear of a cataract.